Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas Survey

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Community input is important when creating a plan of any kind. It’s especially important when dealing with a topic that affects future generations to come. Climate change is one of those topics, and it’s an issue that must be addressed at all levels of government, including local. The Town of Yarmouth is serious about climate change and has recently moved forward a number of “green” projects in an effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. To further show its commitment to the issue of climate change, the Town is participating in the “Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program”. This nationwide program was designed to help municipal governments, in partnership with their residents, place a closer focus on climate change and determine a high level strategic approach to improve current infrastructure. The program runs until February 2021.

At this time, we need YOUR help. We need you to lend your voice to this process by taking a brief survey. Your answers will directly impact how we approach climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gases in the future.

Ready to go? Great! But first, a quick review of some key facts:

  • Greenhouse gases (or GHGs) contribute to the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without this atmosphere. This is not good!
  • From 2005 to 2017 the Province of Nova Scotia cut emissions by 34% over 12 years or roughly 3% per year. This exceeded the Federal target of a 20% reduction by the year 2030.
  • The new provincial target for 2030 is 53% or an additional 19% in 13 years or roughly 1.5% per year.
  • Typical GHG projects will directly or indirectly reduce GHGs. Such projects include: wind, solar, hydroelectric, sewer separation, water line replacements, heat pumps, LED lights, and natural stormwater infrastructure (Broad Brook).
  • At the moment, the Town of Yarmouth's reduction investment is approximately $0.16 per 1 kg of GHGs from going into the atmosphere.

All set. Now hit the "Complete Form" button below to start the 8 question survey.


Community input is important when creating a plan of any kind. It’s especially important when dealing with a topic that affects future generations to come. Climate change is one of those topics, and it’s an issue that must be addressed at all levels of government, including local. The Town of Yarmouth is serious about climate change and has recently moved forward a number of “green” projects in an effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. To further show its commitment to the issue of climate change, the Town is participating in the “Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program”. This nationwide program was designed to help municipal governments, in partnership with their residents, place a closer focus on climate change and determine a high level strategic approach to improve current infrastructure. The program runs until February 2021.

At this time, we need YOUR help. We need you to lend your voice to this process by taking a brief survey. Your answers will directly impact how we approach climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gases in the future.

Ready to go? Great! But first, a quick review of some key facts:

  • Greenhouse gases (or GHGs) contribute to the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without this atmosphere. This is not good!
  • From 2005 to 2017 the Province of Nova Scotia cut emissions by 34% over 12 years or roughly 3% per year. This exceeded the Federal target of a 20% reduction by the year 2030.
  • The new provincial target for 2030 is 53% or an additional 19% in 13 years or roughly 1.5% per year.
  • Typical GHG projects will directly or indirectly reduce GHGs. Such projects include: wind, solar, hydroelectric, sewer separation, water line replacements, heat pumps, LED lights, and natural stormwater infrastructure (Broad Brook).
  • At the moment, the Town of Yarmouth's reduction investment is approximately $0.16 per 1 kg of GHGs from going into the atmosphere.

All set. Now hit the "Complete Form" button below to start the 8 question survey.