A City of London media release:
The City of London is set to launch an online forum – the Roundtable on the Environment and Economy – and is inviting Londoners who are interested to sign up. The Roundtable is an online conversation between Londoners and City staff on the environment, conservation and related economic issues.
“We’ve created a fascinating opportunity that we consider a bold and innovative approach to connect with Londoners on what matters most about London’s environment,” said Jay Stanford, Director of Environmental Programs & Solid Waste. “We will ask the big and small questions on such matters as the environment, energy conservation, the way we live, the way we move around the city, green alternatives & technology, culture, and economics as they relate to the environment.”
The City has developed this method of community engagement to attract the interest, advice and thoughts of a wide range of Londoners from across the city. The Roundtable’s mission is simple – we want to hear from a wider range of Londoners and especially those who don’t have time to participate in public meetings. Our target is to assemble an on-line group of over one thousand individuals. Anyone who is interested can visit www.london.ca/roundtable for more information.
The Roundtable’s first few topics of conversation will be on Londoners’ ideas on protecting the environment and saving money on energy conservation in your home.
The information obtained by the Roundtable will help City staff develop London’s community energy and climate change strategies and related environmental programs. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund has provided 50% funding towards this innovative project.