Climate Collaboration: Part 1 – Local Climate Groups

By Scott McKinlay

There are an impressive number of organizations in the Peterborough-Nogojiwanong area that are committed to climate action. Part 1 of this 2 part 4RG Meets features Guy Hanchet from For Our Grandchildren, Matt Dutry and Kelly McDowell from Inwendaamin Oki, Cam Douglas from Youth Leadership for Sustainability, and Cheryl Lyon from Greenzine (Transition Town). Our speakers highlight their successes in fostering change, and explore opportunities for networking, collaboration, and mutual support. Part 2 of the Climate Collaboration will occur on May 13, 2024. Register at forourgrandchildren.ca

Watch the recording HERE

There are more links and summaries coming here soon.

Our line-up for Part II on May 13 will be:

Kawartha Land Trust – John Kintare

Kawartha Lake Stewards Association – Bob Bailey

Kawartha World Issues Centre – Sam Rockbrune

Camp Kawartha – Jacob Rodenburg

Green Up – Tegan Moss  (see the chat for upcoming events)

Dorothy Taylor (Sacred Water Circle)

Sustainable Trent – Alyssa Scanga

We would also like to let you know about GreenUps upcoming schedule:

April 17 – GreenUP AGM

April 24 and 25 – Safe Streets For Everyone Bike Summit (Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee)

April 26 and 27 – BioBlitz in Ecology Park (Peterborough Field Naturalists)

Month of May – Annual Shifting Gears Commuter Challenge

May 16th – Sustainability in Leadership Awards

May 18th – Ecology Park opening day

May 28 and 29 – Peterborough Children’s Water Festival

Other GreenUP updates:

  • GreenUP is currently hiring for seasonal staff
  • We are offering a new summer camp program for ages 9-12 called Urban Bike Adventures
  • GreenUP’s Store and Resource Centre now accepts difficult to recycle items including toothbrushes, coffee bags, spray bottle nozzles, razors, and plastic bottle caps
  • We are excited to be piloting Mini Forest kits for backyard biodiversity conservation, email laura.keresztesi@greenup.on.ca to learn more

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