21 Ideas for 2021

New Year’s resolutions are terrific. But not everyone uses the same calendar or counts the years by the Earth’s rotations around the sun And any time is a good time to do better. Here are 21 ideas from the David Suzuki Foundation for things you can do for yourself and the ecosystems that sustain you … Read more

Peterborough Youth Helping organize Mock COP

Here is how The Globe reported on the work of youth at Mock COP. Between Nov. 19 and Dec. 1 2020 they are running a youth-led, youth-run online conference that will show the world what would happen if young people were the decision makers. They will be following a similar structure to the postponed COP26 climate summit. … Read more

Peterborough County Addresses Climate Emergency with Concrete Actions

On September 23, county staff presented their report with recommendations for actions to address the climate crisis. The report was in response to a June 24th presentation by For Our Grandchildren and Peterborough Youth Empowerment which requested council to acknowledge the climate emergency and to take concrete action in the area to address it. The … Read more

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

Peterborough shows up on Parliament Hill

On February 21 a contingent of Peterborough supporters from PACA and 4RG made the trek to Ottawa to support John O’Brien’s Green Gramps on the Hill vigil on Parliament Hill. We were joined by Janet McCue and her sister who drummed and sang in support. We had prepared for support from Ottawa climate activists but … 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

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