Every month For Our Grandchildren will select an appropriate action for the month and direct you to resources with details about how you can act.
You are invited to join our online “4RG Meets” on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm. A short presentation on various aspects of the climate crisis is followed by time for discussion. Email 4RGmeets@gmail.com to get the zoom link.
For July and August, our suggested Monthly Action involves deepening you and your family’s personal connection to the natural world. Nature is a profound source of health and healing. Many of us need this after living in a Covid world for the past 15 months. The website, Healing Forest, provides a variety of activities, videos, and articles which can nurture your connection with nature, and foster physical, mental and social health. Follow us on the For Our Grandchildren Facebook page and join the For Our Grandchildren Facebook group where our focus this summer is to provide suggestions for nature based activities and apps. We protect what we love. Join us as we nurture our love affair with our Mother, the Earth.
Stories from around the world that give us hope with the progress that is being made in concrete actions to address the climate crisis.
Ford government launches youth environment council
July 22, 2021 - Ontario’s Ford government, which dismantled existing provincial climate change policy upon assuming office and unsuccessfully fought federal efforts in court, wants motivated high school students to share their insights and ideas on the environment via a new council.
UK government publishes first ever Transport Decarbonisation Plan
July 21, 2021 - The UK government has provided its most comprehensive plan yet for fully decarbonising transport by 2050 and plans to end sale of all combustion vehicles as part of drive to cut net CO2 emissions to zero.
How Douro Dummer is taking climate action
Jul 21, 2021 - In Douro Dummer, right here in Peterborough County, builders can get a spectrum of rebates from the township by using low-carbon construction materials, depending on the evaluated level of emissions from the final build. If a building achieves net-zero emissions, 80 per cent of the building permit fee will be returned.
Stories from around the world that alarm us with outrageous decisions by governments and the dreadful results for the climate.
Beware summer! As climate crisis deepens, attitudes shift
July 24,2021 - Climate scientists have long predicted extreme weather will become more intense and frequent pushing temperate dwellers further from our comfort zone and into uncharted climate territory. Adapting will be a mental as well as physical challenge.
Canada not on track to meet new climate targets
July 22, 2021 - The federal, provincial and territorial governments have failed to plan emissions cuts sufficient to achieve Canada's net-zero targets, says a new climate report.
The crisis is Here!
July 22, 2021 - After the deadly heatwave in the US and Canada, where temperatures rose above 49.6C two weeks ago, the deluge in central Europe has raised fears that human-caused climate disruption is making extreme weather even worse than predicted.