Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Last summer, as record temperatures were broken, the City of Adelaide launched 'Feeling Hot Hot Hot!', a campaign to protect the health and wellbeing of the community by preparing them for extreme heat as a result of a changing climate. The campaign included a range of events, training, and community education activities including:
- booked out 'Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!' event at the Adelaide Town Hall (expert panel discussing extreme weather scenarios, 860 registered participants, 12 community stalls),
- Adelaide’s Heatmapping Project presenting an online heat mapping tool enabling communities and councils to identify hotspots and make better decisions to minimize urban heat,
- a Citizen Science Urban Microclimate study,
- a seminar “Risky Business, Managing the Unexpected” to prepare city businesses for extreme weather events to minimize risks to wellbeing, productivity, and economy,
- partnering with SA Health to promote Healthy in the Heat educational program,
- partnering with the Red Cross to deliver Climate Ready Communities Training,
- partnering with the University of Adelaide concerning research on urban heat and solutions (greening, cool materials) to help deliver the Health, Habitat and Heat Symposium,
- an online engagement campaign to support the community in preparing for heatwaves.