An Introduction to Electric Vehicles (2022)

What are Electric Vehicles (EVs)? They’re vehicles that run on electricity stored in an on-board battery and are propelled by one or more electric motors. EVs do not emit cancer-causing pollution or global warming Green House Gas emissions. The carbon footprint to build an EV is currently higher than a fossil fuel vehicle and ‘dirty’ … Read more

Electrify Everything

More and more people are becoming more and more concerned about the impacts of the climate catastrophe that are looming in our short term future. You have heard that we need to transition away from burning fossil fuels such as gas, oil, and coal. You may have heard that we need to decarbonise. But just … Read more

Youth Climate Action Club holds Rally

Peterborough’s newly formed Youth Climate Action Club, students from nine to fourteen years old, held a rally attended by about 100 supporters. Full coverage of the story appeared here in the Examiner on Saturday. And here on the Kawartha Now website. After drawing attention on the street with hand made signs, several of the young … Read more

Trees and Climate Change: The Big Picture and Your Own Back Yard

Cathy Dueck explores the global role of trees in carbon sequestration, and your role in helping trees to thrive in our communities and back yards. A graduate of Environmental Science and teacher of Environmental Education at Trent University, Cathy has spent her life learning about, advocating for, and living amongst trees. Click HERE for the … Read more

PACA & 4RG Open Spoof Just Transition Office

About 110 people participated on a cold and blustery winter Saturday to watch a spoof opening of the Peterborough Job Centre of the new federal Ministry of Just Transition. This was one of 50 events scheduled across Canada by 350.org and Council of Canadians, and locally by For Our Grandchildren and the Peterborough Alliance for … Read more

4RG Meets March 14: Sacred Water by Dorothy Taylor

Dorothy Taylor, an Elder and Knowledge Keeper from Curve Lake First Nation, is a founding member of the Sacred Water Circle. She works with youth and many other communities in the Peterborough area to help forge new relationships with our sacred water, with the earth, and with all our non-human relatives. Dorothy’s video “Sacred Water” … Read more

A better way to provide affordable energy to rural customers

Dear Mr. Smith, I have recently received notice of a consultation from Enbridge Gas who is seeking public feedback on installation of a proposed new pipeline in Selwyn where I live. The pipeline would deliver gas to 77 homes and businesses along the 8th Line between Bridgenorth and Lakefield. The Ontario government has agreed to subsidize … Read more

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