Want the chance to win $1,000? You’d better get Climate Ready

Released 29/11/2018

The Climate Ready quiz was officially launched today, encouraging the Canberra community to assess their preparedness for extreme weather events.

“With summer just around the corner, I am pleased to launch the Climate Ready quiz, a valuable online resource for Canberrans to self-assess their readiness and be more prepared for the effects of climate change on their homes, families, friends and neighbours,” Executive Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Gene McGlynn said.

“As an incentive to complete the four Climate Ready quizzes, Canberrans can enter into the draw for a chance to win $1,000.

“The free web tool is the first of its kind for the ACT Government. On completion of undertaking four short quizzes, Canberrans will receive an instant Climate Ready score, which determines how prepared they are in the event of a bushfire, drought, severe storm or heatwave.

“With the convenience of helpful online tips and advice, the web tool provides families and individuals with actions they can act on right away, such as completing a Bushfire Survival Plan or clearing gutters of leaves and debris.

“As weather in the Canberra region becomes more extreme, and unpredictable, the web tool focuses on all aspects of people’s lives and offers advice for how to be better prepared in extreme weather events when at home and at work, using public transport or exercising.

“The tool highlights the collaboration undertaken across government to better inform the Canberra community.

“I encourage you to get online, take the quizzes and take action to be better prepared for the impacts of climate change. Share it with your friends, family and work colleagues to see who is the most Climate Ready,” Mr McGlynn said.

For more information and to get your Climate Ready score, visit www.environment.act.gov.au/climate-ready-quiz

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