July 6th update: Richmond Hill has extended the deadline from February 28 to July 31, 2020.
The City of Richmond Hill is running a campaign about how climate change has impacted the community. They would like to hear from their residents! You could talk about a direct experience on severe weather or your feelings on climate change, or maybe you want to talk about attending a climate strike or rally to help get more public awareness. Maybe you are worried for your children's or grandchildren's future? Whatever your story, the City of Richmond Hill wants to hear it!
This is a great opportunity for you to have your voice heard!
Following are more details by Julius Lindsay, Project Manager, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Policy Planning Division, City of Richmond Hill.
We are planning a new campaign, called Resilient Stories. It will showcase stories from Richmond Hill residents about their experiences and thoughts on climate change. We will roll these out on social media and on our website to give a picture of how climate change is affecting the community today. We are modeling it after the popular site/book series Humans of New York. (If you are not familiar with HONY or if you want story and photo inspiration, you can see it here: https://www.humansofnewyork.com/)
Download the following form, fill it out with your story and sign. A high quality photo should also be submitted along with the story. We will be reviewing and editing all stories for appropriateness and grammar.
Our goal is to collect 15-20 stories, but we will be happy to take as many as people would like to submit. Stories from youth are encouraged, however if they are under 18 the form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Signed forms and pictures should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2020.
You have any questions or need any more information please feel free to reach out to me.
Project Manager, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Policy Planning Division
City of Richmond Hill
905-771-9996 ext. 3435 | 416-577-9262