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6.1.2Incorporate education on sustainability justice and equity into climate action planning

Progress

On time
  • Not started

  • Planning

  • Implementation

  • Continuous

Description

A critical component of sustainability justice and equity is widespread education of the history of Indigenous groups, the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe and Neutral Peoples, and systemic racism. There must be a strong understanding of the barriers that prevent the full participation of some groups in climate action, for our community to identify and eliminate them.

This action will be done by all municipalities and partnering businesses, organizations, and community capacity builders. The intention is to move TransformWR implementation forward with a new governance structure that will support deeper connections, and emphasize the need for all organizations in Waterloo Region to incorporate education on sustainability justice and equity into all climate action planning.

THE CITY OF KITCHENER

The City of Kitchener hosts Equitable Speaker Series. These talks explore topics related to how equity, inclusion and access help us understand the establishment, growth and development of cities. To learn more about the City of Kitchener's Building Equitable Cities Speaker Series click here.

REEP GREEN SOLUTIONS

Reep's team participates in equity training for staff and board members monthly and at a more in-depth level quarterly.

Reep is currently participating in a EDII (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization) process to identify next steps in embedding equity in our work and structure.

SUSTAINABLE WATERLOO REGION

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) continues to host equity, diversity, reconciliation workshops for business that are accessible to the broader business community.