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

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

Public forum on Climate Emergency for Peterborough

4RG and Peterborough Youth Empowerment joined forces with Robert Kiley, Councillor from Kingston, in presenting reasons why now is the right time for Peterborough to declare a Climate Emergency. Councillors Don Vassiliadis, Keith Riel, Gary Baldwin, Henry Clarke, Lesley Parnell, and Kemi Akapo attended the meeting at the library. Here is coverage of the event … Read more

Green New Deal Town Hall in Peterborough

On Thursday evening excited Peterborough-area voters joined other concerned Canadians from more than 150 communities across Canada holding town hall meetings on a Green New Deal to respond to the societal, economic and environmental disruption coming with the climate emergency. The Canadian Green New Deal, similar in principle to the one being discussed in the … Read more

Dianne Saxe Leaders Lunch in Peterborough

Community leaders from the economic, social, cultural, and environmental sectors attended a luncheon on May 9 entitled Leadership in a Time of Climate Crisis. It was sponsored by the mayor’s office, Peterborough Public Health, the warden of Peterborough County and For Our Grandchildren. It was hosted by Mayor Diane Therrien, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra and Deputy … Read more

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal confirms validity of Federal Law regulating GHG Emissions.

Last Friday the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal determined that the Federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act was constitutionally valid.  Among other things, this Act established minimum standards for pricing carbon  across Canada. All judges agreed that climate change caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gases is one of the great existential issues of our times.  Climate change … 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

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