YLS Imagines Peterborough in 2044

Peterborough’s Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS) class has prepared two minute video vignettes, describing the fabulous city they live in in 2044, after 20 years of ambitious and creative action by the City – all initiating from the progressive work the City did on their 2024 Climate Action Plan Update. Their videos were presented at … Read more

Investing in Solar

Connie McKracken, a stalwart pioneer of For Our Grandchildren, has long dreamed of getting solar panels on her home. Read how she and her husband, Dave recently turned their home in Peterborough into a solar-powered generator.

An Onion, a Dandelion, a Loon, and a Magazine

The Transition Town Peterborough Story and Legacy By Cheryl Lyon What do a purple onion, a loon, a dandelion and a magazine have in common? And what possible role could they play in surviving the climate crisis? Sometime around 2011, grandfather and corporate world retiree Fred Irwin brought his business experience, boundless energy, and training … Read more

Report Card Calls for More Action

Peterborough City Council has been overly cautious in its response to the climate change threat, and passive in the face of clear evidence that the measures currently in place to reduce Peterborough’s GHG emissions are inadequate. This is the main conclusion of a Climate Action Report Card released on January 12 by 4RG’s Political Action … Read more

Climate Aligned Finance – by Julie Segal & Alex Walker

We were very pleased to welcome Julie Segal, Senior Manager, Climate Finance at Environmental Defence Canada, and Alex Walker, Program Manager, Climate Finance at Environmental Defence Canada as they helped us to understand and support financial regulation as a vital climate solution.  Among other things, Julie and Alex touched on Bill S-243 – the Climate-Aligned … Read more

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? Three of our 4RG members reviewed three very different climate action books. Covering topics from carbon footprints and … Read more

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