Welcome to the Citizen's Coolkit

Citizen's Coolkit is a structured, visual and fun guide for people to engage their blocks on issues and solutions related to climate change and urban forestry. It aims to help you climate-proof your neighbourhood while improving the urban forests that surround your home.

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Why do we need the Coolkit?

Our communities are changing. How can we understand and manage that change? The Coolkit is designed to help you:

  • Learn about your block and how climate change affects it
  • Meet your neighbours and talk to them about climate change
  • Improve quality of life on your block
  • Climate-proof your home and neighbourhood
  • Cut your carbon footprint together with your neighbours
  • Have fun along the way!
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Who is this for?

Community Version

Community members wanting to have meaningful interaction with their neighbours in caring for the places where they live.

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Educator Version

School teachers, students, and youth groups wanting to get involved and/or teach climate change & urban forestry in class.

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Where can I use the Coolkit?

Most of the activities here are simple, easy, and fun to do with family, friends and neighbours! Consider introducing the Coolkit at a block party, when spending time with neighbors or friends, or  on Facebook. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the Coolkit along with some pens, markers, and other required materials.

If it is hard to meet in person, don’t give up! Consider online options such as creating and using a  Facebook group or meeting regularly on Skype. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep an eye on the upcoming events and share your ideas under the posts.

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