Walter Pitman – a man who will be sorely missed!

Our 4RG Colleague, Walter Pitman, was a crusader! His profound commitment to the environment was supported by his recognition of the beauty of our planet Earth.  Walter associated that beauty with a divine presence, an association captured in the lyrics and music of the “Crusader’s Hymn” (as sung by the Hastings College Choir). Walter recognized … Read more

Show me Now

“Words, words, words, I’m so sick of words.” That’s how Eliza Doolittle expresses her frustration in My Fair Lady, and it expresses perfectly my frustration at our government’s promises with regard to climate change action. It’s all words and no action. In My Fair Lady, Eliza has spent months cooped up with Professor Henry Higgins … Read more

Are we too late? Should we give up?

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

Minister McKenna’s response to 4RG’s Letter

On May 6, 2017, 4RG  sent a letter to PM Trudeau suggesting that Canada take the opportunity to use the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA as an opportunity to strengthen provisions for environmental protection including, of course, climate change concerns. M. Trudeau forwarded it to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. Her response she … Read more