4RG Meets

Catchacoma Old Growth – Peter Quinby and Katie Krelove (Sep 2023)

Meet Katie Krelove and Peter Quinby as they describe their passion for Kawartha’s own Catchacoma Old Growth Forest. You’ll hear about the role of this magnificent hemlock ecosystem in maintaining biodiversity and mitigating climate change, as well as the struggles to preserve its integrity. To view the recording Click HERE. Support Catchacoma Old-growth Forest by … Read more

My Year with a Cold Climate, Air Source Heat Pump – Geoff Daw

Heat pumps have been in the news a lot lately, since they provide a very efficient means to both heat and cool our homes and to reduce our carbon footprint. New advances in technology have increased their efficiency and allowed them to function in lower temperatures, such as the ones we experience in Canada and … Read more

Why Diversity is an Asset to the Climate Movement – Dr. Anne Pasek (May 8, 2023)

Dr. Anne Pasek is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Media, Culture, and the Environment at Trent University.  In this presentation she explores how climate opinion, and engagement in climate action, varies across communities based on race, gender, class, age, partisan affiliations, geography, and religion.  Dr. Pasek outlines the strategic value of diversifying … Read more

Navigating Eco-grief and Finding Hope – Dr. Jessica Marion Barr (Apr 10, 2023)

Dr. Jessica Marion Barr explains how eco-grief not only influences our lives, but is an important step in our path towards activism and hope. She is an artist, educator, researcher and assistant professor at Trent University. Her interdisciplinary practice incorporates artmaking, arts-science research, and pedagogy, investigating creative and collaborative approaches to issues around climate change, … Read more

Tips for Engaging People in Climate Conversations – Guy Hanchet (Mar 13, 2023)

Do you avoid conversations about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers for fear it will become confrontational, or grind to an awkward silence?  Guy Hanchet, president of For Our Grandchildren, helped our members to practice the skills of active listening, acknowledging, and effective engagement, in order to encourage more productive conversations about this important … Read more