eMERGE Guelph Sustainability fights climate change to build a healthier society. It does this by engaging, and equipping Guelphites to transition to a 100% renewable energy (100RE) economy. It uses the narrative of achieving 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 as a positive goal to win this battle. This is done primarily by helping people reduce energy and water use through an individual residential focus along with community events, outreach and engagement that promote smart behavior, policy and improved efficiency to help Guelph build a road map to beat climate change and achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050.
At eMERGE we strive to:
- Build trust: Be a trusted, credible, collaborative and transparent community partner
- Innovate: Be future forward, innovative and on the edge of the emergent future
- Empower: Empower the disempowered in the face of global climate change, resource scarcity and growth challenges
- Teach/Educate: Use learning and action based approaches with citizens, families and organizations.
- Inspire: Show how intentional, meaningful change can be fun, fulfilling and build strong, resilient communities