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Interview of the Month: C3 Wants to Keep Ottawa Climate Accountable
Peter Croal and David Paré are members of Citizen Climate Counsel or C3. C3 is a group of eight retired seniors who offer high level strategic help to enhance the City of Ottawa’s ability to move forward on climate change issues while engaging with the citizens of Ottawa in the process. The article has been condensed and edited for clarity.  CL: Let’s start at the beginning. How did C3 get started?   PC: Joan Freeman is really …
Mitchell Beer merges journalism with climate advocacy
Mitchell Beer is the founder and publisher of The Energy Mix, an online publication dedicated to getting crucial climate news to a wider community. Mitchell has worked as a journalist, a commercial writer and a sustainable energy and climate specialist. As lead content producer, curator and researcher for The Energy Mix, he’s returned to his journalism roots. Our conversation been edited for length and clarity.   Mitchell Beer speaking at the September 8 Canada on Fire …
Seniors are Climate Leaders in Canada. Why Aren’t They Part of the Narrative?
The conversation surrounding Canadian seniors and climate change has a very consistent tune. Seniors are vulnerable. They are at high risk when it comes to extreme heat—as we saw in B.C. this past summer—are likely to suffer more from air quality issues than others. They will have a harder time getting to safety during an emergency flood, tornado or whatever other climate-induced weather event might occur these days. These are all valid concerns. Care for …
Climate Legacy’s Roy Culpeper Writes Op-Ed for Hill Times on Canada’s Climate Adaptation Plans
Roy Culpeper, steering committee member of Climate Legacy and Chair of the Group of 78, has written an op-ed for the Hill Times about the need for Canada to step up its commitment to global collaboration on climate adaptation. Canada chose to co-lead with Germany the effort to fundraise the $100 billion per year to finance climate adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. Yet, as Culpeper writes, "Canada is far from paying its fair share …
Interview of the Month: For Our Grandchildren Celebrates Two Years since Peterborough Declared a Climate Emergency
Editors Note: For Our Grandchildren and PACA wanted to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Peterborough's climate emergency declaration but due to COVID restrictions and the emerging 4th wave thanks to the delta variant, they have decided to put the community celebrations on hold. To quote Alan Slavin, a member of both 4RG and PACA, “In the absence of the Celebration of the Planet, we need to remind our City Councillors that they have a responsibility to …
Interview of the Month: Climate Legacy Reflects
It’s hard to believe that three years have passed since six retired people came together and started discussing what to do about the climate crisis. 2019 was a year of awakening for many. Tens of thousands of Canadians attended climate strikes across the country, frustrated by a lack of action on the part of politicians at all levels of government. We were inspired by young people and wanted to mobilize our generation. With the overarching goal of moving …
Canada’s Still on Fire Day of Action Sept. 8, 2021
Canadians across the country will be marching for climate action on September 8th as part of 350.org's Canada is Still on Fire day of action. In Ottawa, the rally will take place on Parliament Hill at noon. The day of action comes right in the middle of the federal election campaign. September 8th also happens to be the day of the French Federal Leaders debate and the day before the English debate. 350.org is demanding …
GASP Sends Letter to Environment Minister Wilkinson Over Trans Mountain Comments
Last Monday in response to the latest IPCC report, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Canada still needed to build the Trans Mountain pipeline, stating that the revenue generated from the pipeline would help the country achieve its climate objectives for 2050. Climate Legacy network member Grandmother's Act to Save the Planet (GASP) was quick to point out the obvious flaw in this argument. "The planet cannot wait until 2050" wrote Carole Holmes …
SCAN! Hosts Event on Making Fossil Fuels History
Network member SCAN! presents a conversation with The Energy Mix's Mitchell Beer to discuss a renewable energy-enabled exit from the Climate Emergency. Watch the full presentation below. Making Fossil Fuels History: Can Renewables Get Us There? https://vimeo.com/591355984
Interview of the Month: Eco-Elders for Climate Action Calgary are dedicated to preserving Alberta’s Natural Legacy
Eco-Elders for Climate Action Calgary at a climate protest Eco-Elders for Climate Action Calgary is a group of grandparents and boomers who are concerned about the quality of the environment they are leaving to future generations. This past year they have been especially focussed on fighting the United Conservative Party’s 2020 decision to rescind Alberta’s 1976 Coal Policy, that would allow coal exploration in environmentally sensitive regions.    When the Grassy Mountain Coal Project emerged as the first project to …