Peterborough Passes Tree Bylaw

GREAT NEWS! The city of Peterborough has passed a new and comprehensive TREE BYLAW to protect the city’s rapidly diminishing urban tree canopy. The bylaw passed unanimously, and in full, on May 25th, and was the product of a forward thinking city staff, and a great deal of research, emailing, campaigning, and presenting by 4RG’s … Read more

Why We Don’t Engage With Climate Change

This week, I’d like to provide a breakdown of the comments people submitted to me via Facebook and email to my question: “Why isn’t there more engagement with climate change?” I was delighted by the number of responses — at last count, more than 80 — and by their eloquence and perceptiveness. This strongly suggests … Read more

Climate solutions: A hopeful primer

Last week I looked at the scientific facts about the climate crisis – a problem that will prove to be far worse than the pandemic. This week I’d like to turn to the solutions. Here’s the challenge: According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in order to avoid catastrophic impacts, warming must be limited … 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

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