UPEI, Charlottetown, Stratford launch Climate Trackers sustainability initiative

April 25, 2022
The University of Prince Edward Island has partnered with the City of Charlottetown and the Town of Stratford to launch a citizen-science-based initiative called Climate Trackers. The initiative encourages community members to provide observations on seasonal changes, weather, plants and wildlife, flooding, and more in the UPEI Climate Diary app. The initiative aims to identify the local impacts of climate change, and information will be used for research by UPEI climatologists and municipal staff to help inform climate change adaptations. “Engaging community members as citizen scientists allows us to collect information on a larger scale, making it useful in identifying climate change trends and developing the management plans needed to adapt to a changing climate,” said UPEI Associate Professor and Climate Lab Director Adam Fenech. UPEI (PEI)