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

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

A Bitter Lesson – California Wildfires

Camp Fire, one of three recent wildfires in California, resulted in near total destruction of the town of Paradise with large loss of life. Over the last two decades increased wildfire activity  in California has led to greater damage to property, increase in the loss of life,  and sky-rocketing costs of forest management. President Trump … Read more

Nobel Prize Winner supports a price on carbon. Ford doesn’t!

As one of his first steps after taking office, Premier Ford announced his intent to repeal the provisions of Cap and Trade, the vehicle for the reduction of GHG emissions in Ontario. This program had been in effect for almost two years, and was starting to show results. Ford treated the vote in the Provincial Election … Read more

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