Climate Change Effects in the Local Greater Victoria Food System
Tiegan Lange, Mya Little, Megan McQuaig and Megan Chan
This report addresses the global effects of climate change and its impact on agriculture with an emphasis on the local effects of climate change, and their impact on our local food systems. Local organizations and climate solutions are also highlighted, as well as adaptations made for similar climate change impacts we will be experiencing that have been implemented elsewhere around the world. We hope that after accessing our report, local food actors, the general public, and local farmers will feel more informed, efficacious and optimistic in the fight against climate change.
Tiegan Lange, Mya Little, Megan McQuaig and Megan Chan are four UVic students who have a passion for climate justice and food systems. As part of an upper-level Environmental studies course, they were tasked with making a climate-related resource. With food systems as their driving subject, they reached out to CRFAIR to collaborate on a resource that would be useful to the work that they are doing in the community. With guidance from CRFAIR, they were able to create a report that addresses how climate change will affect our local food systems and highlighted a few potential solutions. They are excited to share their work that is created as a document accessible to everyone in the public interested in our food systems.