Do you want to the City and other governments to take action to reduce climate change emissions?
Do you want to discuss what Fairfield Gonzales Community Association can do to help make that happen?
What changes in our community could help reduce climate change emissions?
If you are interested in encouraging action on climate change, please join us at our next meeting.

Want to make a difference for Climate change? Join the Climate Action Group!

At the last December’s meeting, the group talked about why they want to get involved, and what brings us together. Then two types of actions were decided, one being developing a community pledge for climate action, a friendly competition between community members to reduce their footprint on the environment.
The second action will be political. We want to support the city in going forward with its climate action plan, connect with stakeholders, work with local grocers to develop more options for consumers to reduce their waste while they shop, and help with the development of the community pledge program.  Let’s implement together a creative and fun activity that changes the world!

REGULAR MEETINGS:  2nd + 4th Tuesday of Every Month @ 6:30 PM at Fairfield Community Place (1330 Fairfield Road).

Community Voice Project

May 2020 ~ Folks from the Climate Action Group have launched The Community Voice Project, sharing stories about how our community is thriving during these changing times and paving the way for a brighter future post pandemic. They are interviewing community members and asking questions about their challenges, learnings, and positive changes in relation to themselves, the environment and the community. These interviews will be posted on a region wide community response website. Check it out here. Are you open to sharing your experiences? If so, they would love to interview you! Contact

Spring Transportation Climate Pledge ~ Participants Needed!

The Fairfield Climate Action Group has been working on an exciting new project! This spring they will be launching a climate pledge pilot program to unite our community to take action in the current climate crisis. The first pledge will focus on transportation. The main goals will be to reduce our transportation footprint by reducing the number of car trips made, increasing the number of people using public transportation, and contacting public transit authorities to advocate for public transportation improvement.

Why join the pledge program:

  • To be leaders in climate action and set an example for others to follow.
  • We are stronger when we act as a community in addressing climate change.
  • To be empowered as individuals addressing climate change.
  • To create a sustainable neighborhood for future generations.

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new project. Together we can create a sustainable future for our community.

Traffic calming in your street- contact us!

FGCA supports the City of Victoria’s Climate Leadership Plan, and its efforts to make it easier and safer for people to chose alternatives to the single-occupant motor vehicle. Making streets safer will require traffic calming in some areas, and FGCA has notified the City about four neighbourhood streets in particular (see letter here). If you are interested in traffic calming on your street, please get in touch!

Other Articles of Interest

6 Inexpensive Things Other Cities Can Do To Be More Sustainable

Climate change, and energy-efficient new homes

FGCA’s Climate Action Task Force and our Neighbourhood Improvement Committee have been examining options for reducing GHG emissions in the community and the city. The two largest emission sources in Victoria are transportation and housing. Can we reduce emissions by replacing old, heat-leaking homes with new, energy-efficient homes?
The answer is: it depends. A UBC study suggests that replacing old single-family homes with new, energy efficient single-family homes will cause greater overall emissions. But replacing old homes with denser development can reduce emissions. The closer people live to central destinations, transit services, and walking and bike lanes, the lower their transportation emissions. Victoria can reduce GHG emissions by making it more affordable for people to live in central areas, rather than far-flung suburbs.
Check out this article from from UBC NEWS, title, “Study Highlights Environmental Cost of Tearing Down Vancouver’s Single-Family Homes”: