Canada’s Carbon Tax is Fair

Last Friday I visited my MPP, Dave Smith with only one question. “Why do you think that putting a price on carbon will not work”. We talked about a few other things during our meeting, but I came back to this question four times. His response every time was fundamentally that the Canadian program is … Read more

Your Health & Climate Change: Up Close & Personal

More than 80 residents attended “Your Health & Climate Change: Up Close & Personal” at Peterborough Public Health last Thursday evening to hear from national and local experts about the effect of climate change on their health, and how community action can address it. “We’re already living in a time of climate disruption, where global … Read more

Climate Action Incentive in Ontario

If you’ve started to file your income tax in Ontario you’ve probably already come across this treat – the calculation of your Climate Action Incentive which will result in money back from the Canadian Government either in reduced tax payment or an increased refund. As you can see in the extract from Step 1 of … Read more

Carbon Pricing – Made in Canada

The Ontario government has cancelled the previous government’s carbon pricing program, cap and trade. As a result Ontario will become subject to the backstop measures of the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. That plan includes a price on carbon pollution with rebates to individuals. But, our provincial government intends to fight … Read more

How to Invest in a Time of Climate Chaos.

About 70 people gathered in Peterborough’s Trinity United Church Hall Thursday evening to hear investment coach Tim Nash discuss socially responsible investment, in an event organized by For Our Grandchildren. The evening started with a short talk on climate-change science and local effects by Ginny Colling, trained by the Al Gore Climate Reality Project. In … Read more

Peterborough adds teeth to Climate Change Action Plan

On Thursday city council voted to accept donations to fund implementation of the Peterborough Climate Change Action Plan. Now you can directly support climate action in our city. Show how much you want change by making a donation. Here’s how. Donate online here on the newly revised Peterborough city web site. Write a cheque payable … Read more

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