A smashed-up knee; stolen belongings; a dog attack; a run-in with a tractor trailer ; pain from fibromyalgia; threats from coyotes and wolves; a confrontation at an election campaign office; heat, cold, rain, gigantic gusts of wind; 3,300 kilometres and five months — nothing has stopped Ann Cognito and her faithful Jamaican shepherd dog from … Read more
Peterborough’s Public Health Unit has decided to do something new this election. Rather than host a traditional all candidate debate they have created a campaign to encourage people who might not otherwise vote to vote this year. They partnered with local organizations who advocate for change in the social justice areas of Housing, Health, Environment, … Read more
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq is a Kalaallit Elder whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. He was recently visiting Switzerland and spoke about the change we urgently have to execute as a human race if we want to continue to live on Earth. Listen to his moving words.
In 1992, 28 years ago, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the Rio Summit, Severn Cullis-Suzuki – daughter of renowned Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki – delivered this speech when she was just 12 years old. It is chilling that her message calls for action against the same issues that we are confronted … Read more
While combing through some old books on a remote bookshelf recently I came across one that I had given to my father for Christmas 40 years ago. It contained New Yorker cartoons from 1925 to 1975. I hadn’t looked at it since our last move six years ago. I plunked down by the fire and browsed … Read more
I think of For Our Grandchildren’s mission as to Inform, Motivate, and Mobilize people to take action to combat climate change. It’s most important to talk to people who don’t yet understand that there is a problem and that there is something we can do about it. We frequently fall into the trap of talking … Read more
Two contrasting stories came to my attention this morning leaving me wondering how we can get out of this urgent climate mess and once again asking myself if it is worth even trying. The first story presents the opinion that humanity has 5 years to stop using fossil fuels or risk human extinction. The second, … Read more