Township Climate Advocates needed for Peterborough County

For Our Grandchildren is acting locally in Peterborough County to persuade the First Nations and Townships to take assertive, appropriate action in implementing their Climate Change Action Plans. It’s important because the emissions from the communities that make up Peterborough County add up to almost the same as the emissions from Peterborough City. But the actions needed … Read more

21 Ideas for 2021

New Year’s resolutions are terrific. But not everyone uses the same calendar or counts the years by the Earth’s rotations around the sun And any time is a good time to do better. Here are 21 ideas from the David Suzuki Foundation for things you can do for yourself and the ecosystems that sustain you … Read more

Canada’s Fiscal Update Climate Highlights

Canada’s full Fiscal Update is available here, but Al Slavin has extracted the main climate related points with some commentary. The main climate actions seem to be as below. “The government proposes to provide $2.6 billion over 7 years, starting in 2020-21, to Natural Resources Canada to help homeowners improve their home energy efficiency by … Read more

Peterborough Youth Helping organize Mock COP

Here is how The Globe reported on the work of youth at Mock COP. Between Nov. 19 and Dec. 1 2020 they are running a youth-led, youth-run online conference that will show the world what would happen if young people were the decision makers. They will be following a similar structure to the postponed COP26 climate summit. … Read more

Peterborough County Addresses Climate Emergency with Concrete Actions

On September 23, county staff presented their report with recommendations for actions to address the climate crisis. The report was in response to a June 24th presentation by For Our Grandchildren and Peterborough Youth Empowerment which requested council to acknowledge the climate emergency and to take concrete action in the area to address it. The … Read more

Peterborough Heat Wave – Summer 2020

As of August 24, according to Environment Canada (Peterborough Trent U station  https://bit.ly/2AKSbe6) we’ve had 35 days above 30°C. This is well above the previous record of 30 days set in 2016, and we still have the rest of August. This is NOT normal. This is 5 times greater than the yearly average of 6.3 … Read more

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