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What You Can Do

The Town of Sidney is committed to climate action and environmental sustainability, but you can help make difference as we work towards becoming a more resilient and lower carbon community together.

Opportunities to take action on climate change or get involved in environmental initiatives will be shared here.


Learn About Your Personal Climate Impact

The 2022 Climate Action Plan contains a number of opportunities for community members to take action on climate change. However, the relative impact of these actions will depend on your existing lifestyle. Are you vegetarian, but drive a gas car every day? Swapping to an e-bike (or e-trike!) might be a great opportunity for you. Do you walk everywhere, but have a home powered by fossil fuels? Switching to a heat pump could make a big difference to our community's overall emissions. 

Want to learn about your biggest opportunities for reducing emissions? Try out the personal greenhouse gas calculator developed by the District of Saanich. Then, check out the "What You Can Do" actions from the Climate Action Plan for ideas on where to start. You can find a summary of these actions here. Some examples include:


Upcoming Events

Invasive Species Pulls

Grab your boots and a sweater, and come join the Greater Victoria Green Team (GVGT) in pulling out some invasive species at Peter Grant Park, at the same location where we'll be planting trees on Tree Appreciation Day.

  • Who: Anyone welcome!
  • Where: Peter Grant Park
  • When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 9:45am-1pm

For more information and to register online (registration is required), click here.

Tree Appreciation Day 2023

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, September 23th, come help celebrate Sidney's fourth annual Tree Appreciation Day festivities at Peter Grant Park! Greater Victoria Green Team will be back leading the tree planting at the same location as last year.

  • Who: Anyone welcome!
  • Where: Peter Grant Park
  • When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 9:45am-1pm

For more information and to register online (registration is required), click here.

Why not celebrate Tree Appreciation Day by planting a free tree on your property? The Town is giving away free saplings and seedlings to Sidney residents, available for pickup on Saturday Sept. 23 at Tree Appreciation Day. Click here to learn more and reserve your tree.

Host Your Own Stewardship Event

Do you have an idea to protect, rehabilitate, clean, or enhance the natural environment here in Sidney? Maybe you want to lead an invasive species pull, beach clean-up, or plant some trees? First, make sure to give our Stewardship Event Guide a read so you know how to get started.

Whether you already have a full plan developed for your initiative or are still in the brainstorming phase, we want to hear from you! The Town of Sidney has some resources that could help to support your initiative.

We would also love it if you would be willing to send us some pictures of your successful event so we can share your hard work with the community.

Any questions? Contact climateaction@sidney.ca.


Past Events

Invasive Species Pull Events

In partnership with the Greater Victoria Green Team

  • November 6, 2021 - Roberts Bay Bird Sanctuary
  •  July 16, 2022 - Brethour Park
  •  September 10, 2022 - Peter Grant Park
  • June 3, 2022 - Peter Grant Park

Tree Appreciation Day Tree Planting

In partnership with the Greater Victoria Green Team

  • October 16, 2021 - Melville Park
  • September 24, 2022 - Peter Grant Park

TAD2022-Group Photo

Tree Appreciation Day 2022 - Peter Grant Park: Group Photo of Volunteers, Elected Officials, and Town Staff


Climate Action Plan Update Phases 1 & 2 

See the project page for details.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Climate Action Plan Update engagement opportunities:

  • Draft Climate Action Plan open comment period (March 28 - May 25, 2022)
  • Draft Climate Action Plan pop-up open houses (April 16 + 22, 2022)
  • The Climate Action Plan Survey (Nov 18-Dec 17, 2021)
  • The kick-off pop-up open house in October at the last Sidney Market
  • The Official Community Plan engagement process