Education and Outreach

Education and outreach are key components of the Township of Langley’s Climate Action Strategy. Understanding and knowing the facts about sustainability and climate change empowers people from all backgrounds and helps eliminate the uncertainty some may feel about the environment and climate change.

The below programs aim to both educate and empower Township residents to improve the environment and take action on climate change.

Climate Ambassadors

The Climate Ambassadors program builds off the success of the Water Wise outreach program, which has been operating in the Township since 2002 and has reached thousands of Township residents. In partnership with Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), the new Climate Ambassadors program will branch out from the previous water conservation messaging and expand its scope to be more inclusive of other major climate issues, including a focus on the Big Moves identified in our Climate Action Strategy.

Through conversations with residents, the Climate Ambassadors will share information about the Climate Action Strategy and point to additional resources. During the visit, residents will also have the opportunity to share feedback and provide valuable information to the Township by taking a brief survey. Additionally, both teams of Climate Ambassadors will attend community events and host educational workshops.

This year, four Climate Ambassadors will be out in residential communities in teams of two focusing on the following topics areas and neighbourhoods.

Climate Ambassador Team

Outreach Neighbourhood

Outreach Topics

Water and Stormwater

Murrayville and Fort Langley

Water conservation at home, managing stormwater on private property, new Metro Vancouver watering restrictions

Sustainable Transportation

Willoughby, Willowbrook, and Walnut Grove

Benefits of active travel or taking transit, transitioning to electric vehicles, electric vehicle and electric bicycle purchasing incentives, reducing overall vehicles trips

The Climate Ambassadors program is provided with funding support from the federal Canada Summer Jobs program and the Township of Langley.

Sustainability Grants

To support and encourage residents and local registered non-profits and registered charities to undertake climate and sustainability-related projects, the Township has created the Sustainability Grant Pilot Program. Learn more and apply for the grant at on Sustainability Grant Pilot Program.

Neighbourhood Nature

As the Township of Langley works to protect and enhance our natural areas and ecosystems, we invite residents to join us in exploring and appreciating the nature in our neighbourhood. To guide your next outdoor adventure, download or print off the Neighbourhood Nature Tour: a self-guided nature tour of the Township of Langley. Find this and more on our Neighbourhood Nature page.

Empower Me

To help newcomers to the Township and those with English as an additional language, Empower Me provides in-language energy conservation education opportunities and training throughout the year. To see current offerings and workshops in your neighbourhood, visit Empower Me.

Metro Vancouver's Climate Literacy Course

Metro Vancouver is offering a free Climate Literacy course. This self-directed learning program allows anyone interested in learning more about climate to:

  • Explore climate information at their own pace
  • Better understand how we affect the climate
  • How a changing climate affects us
  • And more!

Have our team come to your event!

Are you hosting an event in the community and think a Sustainability-themed information booth would be a great addition? Get the conversation started by emailing us at sustainability@tol.ca.

 

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