MEDIA RELEASE – originally posted HERE
For Immediate Release
November 9, 2021
NDP MLA Niki Sharma launches Vancouver-Hastings Climate Action Team
VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLA Niki Sharma is making climate change mitigation and adaptation in East Vancouver one of her top priorities by launching Vancouver-Hastings’ first local Climate Action Team.
“I hear from people everyday who are anxious and eager for action. We need to come together as a community to respond to climate change, transition away from fossil fuels and prepare for the impacts that are already upon us,” said Sharma, MLA for Vancouver-Hastings. “With this local Climate Action Team we can bring the work of CleanBC to a local level to ensure that we are preparing our community and neighbours, in a socially just way.”
The Vancouver-Hastings Climate Action Team will help MLA Sharma engage with constituents, stakeholders, and relevant decision-makers to ensure the community is better prepared to face the impacts of climate change. This work will include: developing community plans that align with the pillars of Clean BC; sharing resources and information with the community; and helping MLA Sharma advocate for the necessary action to make the community climate ready.
MLA Sharma is looking for members with a deep knowledge of the community and local expertise on climate change and/or one or more pillars of the CleanBC Plan.
“This is our community and our future,” said Sharma. “I know we can face the challenges in front us by working together.”
Visit Vancouver-Hastings Climate Action Team to learn more and apply. Applications will be accepted until 5pm Friday, December 3.
Media contact: Chelsea Williams, 250-953-4992