The New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government collaborated with 30 families to take part in an awareness challenge on climate change. Throughout the challenge, families gained insightful information on climate change.
The Family Eco-Challenge has been designed specifically to raise awareness of climate change issues and took the families through a step-by-step program to reduce their environmental footprint, make a real difference to the environment, and save money. The activities of the challenge focused on the following themes: energy, transportation, waste, water and measures to help adapt to a changing environment.
Over the course of the challenge, experts from the Department of Environment and Local Government, Canadian Standards Association and Efficiency NB provided families with tips and advice. Families also had the opportunity to network with other participating families.
The Family Eco-Challenge concluded on June 1, 2012.
This challenge provided an opportunity for families to highlight and share with New Brunswickers what they are doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate.