Citizen’s Coolkit on Climate Change and Urban Forestry (Coolkit) is a collection of tools and activities to increase people’s awareness and understanding of the importance of greenspace in their neighbourhood, and eventually motivate behaviour changes individually and collectively. It helps bridge individual ideas to neighbourhood-wide action with a series of hands-on activities.
The Coolkit aims to help communities discover how to climate-proof their neighbourhoods while looking after the urban forests around their home.
Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng is a PhD student at the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC). She has more than five years of research experience in climate change mitigation, low-carbon economy, and community engagement. She is also very interested in exploring current challenges and opportunities in urban forestry in different parts of the world (especially in rapidly urbanizing regions like China), and developing better approaches to build a healthier, greener and more resilient community. Besides her research and study, she is working as the coordinator of the Bachelor of Urban Forestry Program at UBC in the strategic planning and management of the program.