Your Better Sense of Nature

Jacob Rodenburg, an award-winning educator, Trent University instructor, and Executive Director of Camp Kawartha, will help you refresh your connection to nature by introducing you to a whole suite of activities from his new book “The Book of Nature Connection: 70 Sensory Activities For All Ages”.  From following scent trails and creating micro-trails, to drawing … Read more

Canada Day Parade 2022

For Our Grandchildren joined other environmental and social justice activist groups in Peterborough at the Canada Day Parade in 2022. Washboard Hank and Paul Cragg led the music with Do It Now and many other songs. Other groups in the section organized by Council of Canadians included Peterborough Alliance for Climate Action (PACA) and Transition … Read more

End Climate Delay Rally

About 60 people gathered in the rain on the anniversary of the heat dome that killed over 600 people in British Columbia last June. Guy Hanchet reminded the crowd of just how far back the delay goes, listing the milestones that have passed when governments have been alerted but have not taken action. Dr. Thomas … Read more

Climate Science Basics and Beyond

Scott McKinlay clarifies the facts, de-bunks the fiction, outlines the repercussions, empowers effective action, and nurtures a sense of hope about the challenges of Climate Change. Scott is a lifetime naturalist, former physics/science teacher, and is currently on the board of 4RG. He is a trained Climate Reality Project leader, has trained for Kitchen Table … Read more

Trees for the Climate

On a beautiful Saturday people who had requested a free tree to rebuild the urban canopy joined with 10 environmental groups for a day of fun learning about the importance of trees. In collaboration with For Our Grandchildren (4RG), partner organizations for the event included GreenUP’s Ecology Park, The Sacred Water Circle, Otonabee Region Conservation … Read more

Peterborough’s Environmental Debate

Peterborough’s Environment debate took place on Thursday, May 12, at Trent University. The event was organized by local youth activists in conjunction with For Our Grandchildren, GreenUp, Kawartha World Issues Centre and the Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association and was by broadcast live on YouTube to over 220 viewers. The recording can be viewed here. … Read more

What Does a Green Thumb have to do with Climate Change?

“It’s no longer enough for a garden to just look pretty. Every garden needs to do more and every garden matters.” – author and scientist Doug Tallamy. Gardener, former educator, and co-chair of the Pollinator Action Committee, Deborah Pearson, helps us to understand how the changing climate impacts the growth of garden plants, and how … Read more

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