Whitby all in on ISeeChange climate change project

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Published August 30, 2021 at 11:08 am

Whitby and ISeeChange are looking for the public’s help in finding solutions to climate change.

ISeeChange is a U.S.-based global tech company that regularly collaborates with climatologists, social scientists, urban planners, engineers, and health professionals to better understand natural and human changes on climate both regionally and globally.

But, as they say on their web site, they need local stories and measurements to guide them and have reached out to municipalities around the globe for help.

Whitby, which hopes to be the first town in Canada to participate, is hoping residents will share stories and photos or comment on weather patterns or extreme weather events they observe “in their own backyard, neighbourhood or community,” including heavy storms, extreme heat or flooding.

ISeeChange will use the feedback to help Whitby document and create a community record of changing weather patterns and events to better understand how and where climate change is impacting the community.

To get involved visit iseechange.org/partners/whitby or download the global ISeeChange app to your smartphone or tablet and create an account. Be sure to set your home location to ‘Whitby’.

Then post a sighting by describing a weather event or something you notice about your changing environment. Confirm the day it happened, your location and upload a photo if you have one, then hit ‘publish.’

You can also view and comment on other posts about what people see in their neighbourhood.

For more information on how the Town is working to create a more sustainable future for our community, visit whitby.ca/Sustainability.

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