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. Write a cheque payable to “City of Peterborough”. Indicate “For CCAP” on cheque memo. Mail …

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Can courts force governments to act on Climate Change?

Holland  is a low-lying country seriously at risk of higher sea levels – a consequence of the world’s failure to check global warming.  It has an exposure similar to countries, such as Bangladesh, with  low lying coastal areas and coral island states. Given its past experience with devastating floods (such as the flood of 1953 …

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The Secret to Talking About Climate Change

At 4RG we have been wondering about how to communicate with people who are not already engaged in the climate change issue. This short animated video provides an idea – don’t talk, listen. It’s hard, but bombarding people with facts doesn’t change minds. Ask questions and listen. We hope that this approach can help nudge people …

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Show Up for the Ontario Climate Change Plan

OK, here we go, the Ontario Government is asking for our input so that they can create a made in Ontario climate change action plan. The deadline is November 16th. I expect that you are thinking, as I am, that it won’t make any difference, and that’s sort of right. It probably doesn’t matter what …

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Have Your Say on Cap and Trade

The legal challenge regarding cancellation of Ontario’s Cap and Trade program has made the Ontario government realize that they have to follow the environmental bill of rights process which requires public consultation. The deadline for comments is October 11, so submit your comments at this link now before you forget. Here are some suggested comments, but of course …

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