A Manifesto for Ambition

International Alliance of Grandparents for the Climate (IAGC) L’Alliance International des Grand-Parents pour le Climat Eight countries have come together to fight to protect grandchildren from the ravages of global warming. The representatives of these countries have adopted the following as the statement of their mission. The International Alliance of Grandparents for the Climate (IAGC) speaks and … Read more

Our Canada Day letter to COP 21

Monsieur Laurent Fabius, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères and Chairperson of COP 21 Quay d’Orsay, 75007 Paris France Dear Minister Fabius, For Our Grandchildren (4RG) is an environmental organization based in Canada with a single focus:  Climate Change. We have been critical of Canada’s participation in Conference of the Parties meetings in recent years.  Regrettably, Canada has been … Read more

Air Travel and GHG Emissions

Will grandparents cut back on air travel to reduce GHG emissions? We received a question about air travel, a subject of commentary in several of our blogs. The specific question was: “How many grandparents in 4RG have decided to not fly in order to preserve climate stability?” The questioner referred to his older brother (63) who is now a … Read more

La Déclaration des Grand-Parents internationals.

La déclaration : Les Grands-Parents préoccupés lancent un appel en faveur du climat Ensemble, les Mouvements Pour nos petits-enfants (4RG, Canada) et Campagne des grands-parents pour le climat  (GCC, Norvège) ont élaboré une « Déclaration destinée aux responsables politiques nationaux et internationaux de la part des grands-Parents préoccupés – unis pour un futur durable en faveur de … 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

Prince Charles considers climate change a “threat”!

The Globe and Mail commented that Prince Charles had warned that “nature’s life support systems” are under threat.

“The dangers of climate change, overfishing, deforestation and the widening gap between rich and poor were among some of the issues he noted, saying they are becoming even more of a focus for him now that he is a grandfather to Prince George.”

Read morePrince Charles considers climate change a “threat”!

Grandchildren! Grandchildren! Grandchildren!

Why is 4RG so at odds with the practical judgments of the worldly-wise?  Certainly emotion is part of any  explanation.  We have seen our children develop, and they have blessed our senior years with children of their own – our grandchildren!   We are attached to these citizens of a future beyond our life span … Read more

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