Global movements of local community action offer tremendous
scope for supporting healthier communities and a better quality of
life for all. The Compassionate Cities Initiative is one such example.
Drawing from the Charter for Compassion, and the International
Institute for Compassionate Cities, it seeks to support local leaders
in making policy decisions through a lens of compassion. ICLEI’s
Partners for Climate Protection program is similar – providing
a toolkit and measurement framework for municipalities to
take local action on climate change. (Congratulations to North
Vancouver and Prince George, who join Whistler and Vancouver
at step 5, the highest level of the program.) You’ll hear about
the movements these global networks are building, and get a
firsthand account of how to participate.