And the “Speak Up for the Planet” winner is . . . . !!!

All the teams participating in “Speak up for the Planet” were in a sense winners.   The judges commented how much they had learned from talking to the students members on each team.  Coming to a decision on the four  prize winners was not that easy! The team from St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School … Read more

Climate Change Competition: a vision of a post carbon world.

For Our Grandchildren and Earth Day Canada are asking students to work in groups to articulate a vision of their future in a post carbon world. Imagine – the date is 2050 and it is an average day in the life of you, now a group of middle-aged people.  What does this day look since … Read more

The Grandparents Generation is changing!

A friend sent my wife and me a poem on the occasion of our first grandchild – many years ago.  One verse read: “Grandmothers don’t have to do anything except be there: They’re old so they shouldn’t play hard or run. If they take us for walks they slow down past things like pretty leaves … Read more

The latest Grinch: Climate Change

Unless you live in Kenora, or Yellowknife, or a similar northern city, a white Christmas is a diminishing possibility.  With continued planetary warming, it will soon be on the endangered event list. A white Christmas is part of our national Canadian psyche. Although we complain about winter or go south to avoid it, it is … Read more

Gilbert and Sullivan on Canada’s climate leadership!

As did many grandparents, I grew up with Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.  Regrettably these charming musical and literary offerings are the now preserve of traditionalists.  But they still have a message for our times. I sang – not very well and so not very loudly – in the chorus of “The Gondoliers”.  One of the … Read more

SubscribeSubscribe to one of 4RG's Newsletters

Click below to subscribe to any of our email newsletters. You can always unsubscribe at any time.