Take Action Today

Here is a list of actions you can take today to help our corner of the world do its part in combating the Climate Crisis.

  • September 6, 2020 – Sign up for this virtual book tour promoting Seth Klein’s new book, The Good War.  explores how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis based on lessons we can draw from the Second World War, when Canada faced a similarly existential threat. According to Seth, Canada’s wartime experience provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before.
  • September 3, 2020 – What if a tree burns in the forest and everyone sees it on TV, but no one says why it caught on fire? Noting that “it’s been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina left its mark on New Orleans, and news outlets are still failing to discuss the links between fossil fuel pollution, climate change, and extreme weather,” the N.G.O. Progress America has a petition asking the networks to take note.
  • August 27, 2020 – Sign this petition telling Trudeau and his cabinet that you support a Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19.
  • August 23, 2020 – Write a letter  to tell Trudeau’s cabinet that you support a Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19. You can find a sample letter and cabinet ministers’ email addresses here.
  • August 23, 2020 – With Morneau gone, we have our best chance to push the government to tell us the true cost of the TransMountain pipeline. Will you sign the 350.org petition calling on Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Freeland to release the numbers immediately?
  • August 14, 2020 – This official Canadian Government Parliamentary petition #e2542 from Citizens Climate Lobby needs 78 more signatures to reach 1000. The deadline is Tuesday August 18. Please sign it.
  • August 10, 2020 – Read this page from MakeItBetterOntario with suggestions for how to talk to kids about climate change. Their toolkit, Let’s Talk: A Kit for Communicating with Children about Climate Change was developed to help parents and teachers to empower children to tackle climate change issues and address concerns affecting their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • August 9, 2020 – Send the letter from this page at EcoJustice to tell your local MP to support a climate accountability framework.
  • August 5, 2020 – Send a Letter to the Ontario Government protesting Bill 197. When Doug Ford fast-tracked Bill 197 and weakened environmental assessments, he failed to ask the public first. This is illegal under the Environmental Bill of Rights, which guarantees every Ontarian 30 days to comment on changes that could harm the environment. The Auditor says that Bill 197 is “not compliant with the law.” These same illegal tactics were used to cancel climate action, and the courts reprimanded the Premier in 2019, telling him he is “not above the law.” The only way to make this right is to withdraw schedule 6 of Bill 197.  – https://secure.gpo.ca/fix-bill-197
  • August 2, 2020 – “Write your MP (In Peterborough riding  Maryam.Monsef@parl.gc.ca) and ask her to support the plan for a green and just economic recovery from COVID-19, prepared by the Task Force for  Resilient Recovery at https://www.recoverytaskforce.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/TFRR-Preliminary-Report-Jul-2020.pdf
  • August 1, 2020 – Sign this petition “To compel the City of Peterborough to invest in clean zero emission transportation.” Their  goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here: http://chng.it/5Z5myT7gDY
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