Peterborough declares a Climate Emergency

On September 23 Peterborough city council unanimously passed a motion declaring a Climate Emergency. Here is the text of the motion. Whereas: Climate change is the greatest crisis of our times worldwide, harming human and animal populations through extreme storms, severe flooding, record heat waves, prolonged droughts, and other natural disasters Climate change is contributing … Read more

Care Hope Vote

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

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

Canada’s Carbon Tax is Fair

Last Friday I visited my MPP, Dave Smith with only one question. “Why do you think that putting a price on carbon will not work”. We talked about a few other things during our meeting, but I came back to this question four times. His response every time was fundamentally that the Canadian program is … 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

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