Notre lettre à Ministre Laurent Fabius

Monsieur Laurent Fabius, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères et Président de COP 21 Quay d’Orsay, 75007 Paris France Monsieur le Ministre, For Our Grandchildren (4RG) est un organisme environnemental basé au Canada avec un seul objectif: le changement climatique. Nous avons été critique de la participation du Canada à la Conférence des réunions des Parties au cours des dernières …

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Like listening to a conversation!

“Being at the Forum was like listening to a conversation that you wanted to hear.”  That unique description by a member of the audience describes what took place at “Faith and Our Climate – Uniting Generations”. Professor Dennis O’Hara took slightly more than ten minutes to identify the salient points of the recent (June 18, 2015) Papal …

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Marchers with a Message

Twenty five thousand supporters of action on climate change marched in the streets of Quebec City by way of welcoming the Provincial premiers of Canada to their meeting that will start Monday.  Similar rallies in cities across Canada attracted many other supporters.  Together with other environmental organizations Peterborough Chapter of 4RG promoted one in their own “backyard.” These supporters …

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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 or caterpillars.  …

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Climate Change Forum – Questions and Answers

Question: The BC Carbon Tax is only on the combustion of fossil fuels:  livestock is a major emitter of GHG – so why isn’t the livestock business taxed? A Partial answer:  Environmentalists are aware of this issue but for the most part have not yet identified cattle ranching as a necessary target. The livestock industry is a …

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2014 – A good year for Climate Action

2014 was a good year for climate change action on the international front. It should leave us hopeful for further action in 2015 and it should encourage us in Canada to fight to get our own house in order. China – US Climate Pact. Many commentators say that this agreement is no big deal, but the value of …

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Grass Roots Democracy – Letter to your MP

Do you agree that we must convince our politicians to act to mitigate climate change before it is truly too late? If you do, then a good way to do this is to meet with them and ask them to act now. With an election due in 2015, your member of parliament – whether Conservative, Liberal, NDP …

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