Posted on September 2, 2021 at 11:36 AM by Kara Fleming
From extreme heat to torrential downpours, Weston and surrounding communities have withstood a rather extraordinary summer thus far. Without action, though, it’s certainly possible this may become the new normal. Climate change is manifesting itself right here in town, underscoring the need for more adaptation and resilience actions by and for our community.
Posted on August 24, 2021 at 5:30 PM by Kara Fleming
Imagine what life would be like without easy access to clean water. While 70% of the planet’s surface is water, only 1% of that water is easily accessible from the lakes, rivers, groundwater, and streams around the world. That is why it is so important that we all do what we can to protect this water – not just for ourselves, but for the planet as well.
Posted on July 16, 2021 at 12:06 PM by Kara Fleming
Enough plastic is thrown away globally each year to wrap around the earth four times! Part of the challenge of managing plastic pollution is how long it takes to erode. Most plastics remain intact for decades or even centuries after disposal, and those that manage to break down into microscopic pieces often get consumed by wildlife, thus moving its way up the global food chain.
Reducing plastic use is an important step to take and it's easier than you might think.