Students Urge School Boards to declare Climate Emergency

On Tuesday February 25, students from Peterborough Youth Empowerment made simultaneous presentations to school board trustees from two local school boards. Their presentations were based in part on strategies that they developed at a forum in January at which they heard remote presentations from a trustee of the Vancouver school board of a similar effort … Read more

2020 PYE School Board Emergency Forum

On Monday, January 13, Peterborough high-school students organized a public workshop to ask the school boards to declare a Climate Emergency and introduce more climate-change science into the curriculum. Sixty people were in attendance at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Frank St., including students, members of the school boards, teachers, parents, and others. The … Read more

Judicial Enlightenment

Over the past decade plus there have been a number of law suits seeking  a court order compelling a Government to take action to reduce carbon emissions: the primary cause of global warming.  In many of these actions the claimants were activists determined to stop climate change, whatever they might have to sacrifice in the … Read more

Peterborough Climate Strike

On Friday, September 27, Peterborough joined the rest of the world and the rest of canada to hold it’s biggest climate rally ever when 800 people gathered in Millennium Park to indicate their strong desire for action on climate change from all levels of government. Here’s coverage on Chex and in The Examiner here and … Read more

Listen to our Grandchildren

From its establishment in 2006, For Our Grandchildren has encouraged grandparents to support efforts to combat climate change. We have stressed the need to avoid the possible outcome of inaction  – a hostile planet that our grandchildren – and many more generations of grandchildren- must overcome before they can live without the risks of mass … Read more

The Girl Who Silenced the World at the UN for 6 minutes

In 1992, 28 years ago, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the Rio Summit, Severn Cullis-Suzuki – daughter of renowned Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki – delivered this speech when she was just 12 years old.  It is chilling that her message calls for action against the same issues that we are confronted … Read more

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