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 Day Parade

As is customary the local Council of Canadians chapter organized a slot for the various environmental and social justice activist groups in Peterborough. For Our Grandchildren participated along with Peterborough Alliance for Climate Action, the local EV Society, and many more. On a beautiful, sunny day we sang Do It Now about 1,000 times accompanied … 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

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

Your Health & Climate Change: Up Close & Personal

More than 80 residents attended “Your Health & Climate Change: Up Close & Personal” at Peterborough Public Health last Thursday evening to hear from national and local experts about the effect of climate change on their health, and how community action can address it. “We’re already living in a time of climate disruption, where global … Read more

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