Preparing for Cold Weather Events

Winter weather events – including low temperatures, rapid snowfall and freezing rain – are becoming more frequent and severe. The unpredictability and intensity of these extreme weather patterns is driven by climate change, which is predominantly caused by the extraction and burning of fossil fuels and is negatively impacting the wellbeing of human and ecological communities. ❄️

This Climate Wellbeing Resource contains tangible strategies and coping mechanisms for supporting systemic, community and individual wellbeing before, during and after cold weather events. While deep, systemic change is needed to address the harms of climate change and interconnected systems of oppression, these actions can expand collective care, community resilience and help keep people safe.

Check out this resource for an array of cold weather coping strategies that support wellbeing at multiple levels. Wishing you care and safety this winter from the UBC Climate Hub. 💙