Local Government
Working Group

Our Mission

To cause the Councils and governments of Lanark County, its lower-tier municipalities and the separated Town of Smiths Falls to develop and deliver substantive climate mitigation and
adaptation actions that halve local greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and that build on our
region’s dynamic embrace and advocacy of sustainable practices.

What we are working on

Climate Action Plan

We are currently working with the County to develop their Climate Action Plan.

Contact

If you would like to volunteer with the Local Government Working Group please sign up to be part of the network, or email our Working Group Facilitator, Susan Brandum.

Who We Are

Noelle Reeve 
Noelle is a Registered Professional Planner with over 30 years of experience working in British Columbia, New Jersey, and Ontario on rural, urban and watershed planning with a focus on environmental protection and social equity. She has lived with her family on a sheep farm in Tay Valley Township for the past 13 years.

Bill Slade
Bill is a founding and current member of the Carleton Place Environmental Advisory Committee and past chair. He was a member of the Almonte Environmental Advisory Committee and past chair of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalist Environmental Initiatives Committee. Bill has a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and has focused his studies at various on-line universities on Climate Change: the science, sustainable development and renewable resources. He joined the Lanark Climate Network as a voice for the urban element, county initiatives, climate mitigation and adaptation.

Susan Brandum – Group Facilitator.
Before moving to Port Elmsley 25 years ago, Sue was a specialist energy writer and the volunteer manager of the Coalition for a Green Economic Recovery. She co-authored the underground bestseller, Get A Life! She became the general manager of REAL, delivering programs that helped local residents improve their energy efficiency, naturalize their yards and shorelines, manage their wells and septic systems and reuse goods when she established the REAL Deal Reuse Store. Sue grew up mainly in Shawville, Quebec.

Barrie Crampton 
Barrie is the Tay Valley Township Green Energy and Climate Change Working Group Chair, the Deputy Reeve of Tay Valley Township, a County Councillor and a member of Climate Network Lanark. As the Chair of the Tay Valley Climate Working Group, Barrie is privileged to serve with community volunteers that bring extensive subject matter expertise to provide advice and recommendations to Township Council.

Gord Harrison 
Gord Harrison enjoyed a long career as an environment and climate change educator, working locally, nationally and internationally. He served as the Director of Education programs for the Pembina Institute, and Executive Director of the GreenLearning Canada Foundation. Locally he developed  a state of the environment report for the Stewardship Council and a strategic plan for the County’s Community Forests. Gord is a Director of the Lanark County Stewardship Council.Connecting with place/the land  infomed my work as an educator, grounds me mentally and spiritually, and is at the heart of CNL.” Gord lives at Indigo Wood (named after the Indigo Buntings that nest there) with two-footed and four-footed family.

News

Notes from The Lanark Climate Network

Notes from The Lanark Climate Network

In this monthly column, the Lanark Climate Network will be sharing its activities to collaborate, advocate for and build a fairer, greener, sustainably prosperous Lanark. .... read more

COVID-19 Fishing & Hunting FAQ UPDATE

COVID-19 Fishing & Hunting FAQ UPDATE

With spring fishing and hunting seasons on the horizon, the questions around COVID-19 and its impact on fishing and hunting in Ontario have increased significantly. The uncertainty of whether seasons would go ahead as planned, or if so, what restrictions may be in...

SURVEY: Climate Action Network

SURVEY: Climate Action Network

Participants, Climate Action Network workshop, Feb. 29/20 Thank you for participating! Now that you’ve had time to reflect, we would like to ask you a few questions about the workshop. Your comments will help us understand what worked and what didn’t, and how best to...

Climate Action Where We Live Workshop 

Climate Action Where We Live Workshop 

Climate Action Where We Live Workshop Hosted by the Climate Action Network of Lanark County, Smiths Falls & Region Saturday February 29, 2020 Algonquin College, Perth Campus, 7 Craig Street, Perth. DUE TO HIGH RESPONSE PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED!Perth...

Become wild bee friendly

Become wild bee friendly

Pollination is critical to life on the planet — for healthy ecosystems and biodiversity and for agriculture and our food supply. Pollination takes place in many ways; wind and insects are the two biggies. All grains, grasses and many trees are pollinated by wind....

Hands on Stewardship

Hands on Stewardship

White-tail Deer, Cougar, Walleye, Bees and Eels — what do these have in common? These are all projects of the Lanark County Stewardship Council and topics for our new monthly column in the Lanark Era called Hands-on Stewardship. The Lanark County Stewardship Council...