4RG Reads! Books That Inspire Climate Action

With so many environmental books to choose from, wouldn’t it be nice to hear from some of your fellow climate activists as they share a brief summary of their favorite, most inspirational, most eye-opening climate change books?  Join us December 11 to hear just that. Register HERE

Message to MPP Smith – Save the Catchacoma Forest and Preserve the Green Belt

On November 6 a delegation of 10 intrepid 4RG members brought to Dave Smith MPP for Peterborough the following message: Save the Catchacoma Old-Growth Forest The 662-hectare Catchacoma Forest is the largest known old-growth hemlock forest in Canada, and a habitat for several endangered species with other, important ecological values. Not least of these is … Read more

Climate Action: Share Your Successes

Our future is not limited by what we currently think is possible. What we do NOW helps to shape the future, and sharing our successes with like-minded people can inspire the activist in all of us.  In this meet, our participants share their successes and the effects of their actions. You can view the recording … Read more

Selwyn Home Energy Expo

Around 100 people attended the Home Energy Expo at the Bridgenorth Community Centre on Saturday, October 28. In the main exhibit hall people were able to ask questions of contractors who are in the business of installing heat pumps, Energy Advisors who are key in applying for various government grants, as well as Ask Me … Read more

Home Conversion: Ray Scott

Ray and Lois Scott live in west-end Peterborough in a suburban home. There is a front garden with beautiful hydrangeas still blossoming, but other than that it is similar to all the other homes on the attractive, tree-lined street. However, inside there is a fundamental difference; it is an innovative, top-of-the-line, electrically powered home that … Read more

Peterborough Mixed Use Corridor Guidelines

At its General Committee Meeting of October 10, Peterborough City Council deferred a vote on approval of “Mixed Use Corridor Urban Design Guidelines,” pending further consultations with developers, property owners, and the community at large. The Guidelines, if approved, would be used by City staff to evaluate public projects and private developments proposed for the … Read more