Students Urge School Boards to declare Climate Emergency

On Tuesday February 25, students from Peterborough Youth Empowerment made simultaneous presentations to school board trustees from two local school boards. Their presentations were based in part on strategies that they developed at a forum in January at which they heard remote presentations from a trustee of the Vancouver school board of a similar effort … Read more

Help Wanted in the fight against Climate Change

We are asking if and how you want to be more involved with climate action through For Our Grandchildren. At present, our somewhat fluid organizing committee of about 12 members includes Trish Campbell, Kate Grierson, Guy Hanchet, John Harnett, Jan Laurie, Connie McCracken, Drew Monkman, David and Patricia Morton, Linda and Alan Slavin, and Steve … Read more

Launch of To All Our Relatives Web Site

On Saturday, Elders Dorothy Taylor and Shirley Williams braved a snowstorm to celebrate with For Our Grandchildren and The Sacred Water Circle as we launched our new web site “Kina Gdi-Gwendaagininaanig – To All Our Relatives“. Dorothy explained why connection to All Our Relatives includes a connection to the air, to the water, to the … Read more

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The Darlings, an Ordinary Family in Extraordinary Times

Craig Darling was born in Peterborough to a family whose roots go back many generations. He wants you to know that he’s not one of those Warsaw Darlings, and not one of the insurance Darlings either, but a true Peterborough Darling. He attended Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School, played on the hockey team, had many friends, and … Read more

2020 PYE School Board Emergency Forum

On Monday, January 13, Peterborough high-school students organized a public workshop to ask the school boards to declare a Climate Emergency and introduce more climate-change science into the curriculum. Sixty people were in attendance at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Frank St., including students, members of the school boards, teachers, parents, and others. The … Read more

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