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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 …
Climate Legacy and G78 host webinar on Community Owned Renewable Energy
We don’t have to wait for government, private industry, or institutional investors to finance the transition to renewable energy and green technology. Citizens and local communities can act by pooling their money and facilitate the climate action we need.The Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative (OREC) is a proven local for-profit energy cooperative that has a track record of building new generation assets, attracting growing membership while paying regular dividends. This webinar discussed the experience of OREC as …
Interview of the Month: Just Recovery Kingston Knows it’s All About Community
Members of Just Recovery Kingston protest the TMX pipeline in front of MP Mark Gerretsen's constituency office. Just Recovery Kingston was formed during COVID to “build back better” at the local level. Their aim is to advocate for a post-COVID recovery that puts people and the environment first. Jeremy Milloy is one of Just Recovery Kingston’s founding members. We discussed the group’s origins, its projects, and how you don’t need to have it all figured out to do good for the planet.  …
Climate Legacy’s June 8 Webinar Explores Public Funding for Fossil Fuels: From Part of the Problem to Part of the Solution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccY2cK8Y08I Climate Legacy and The Group of 78 are pleased to be hosting a webinar about June 8 exploring federal and provincial funding of the fossil fuel industry. Previously, our webinars have examined the relationship between pensions and fossil fuel investing and how Canadians can divest from fossil fuels in their own investment portfolios. Now we turn to how public dollars contribute to Canada's oil and gas sector. We will be discussing the nature and …
Interview of the Month: Sue Brandum Knows the People Want Climate Action
In 2019, Sue Brandum helped develop the Tay Valley Climate Action Plan. In our Interview of the Month, Sue tells us how the community pushed the local council to make radical change.    Sue Brandum, second from the right CL: Sue how did you get involved with the Tay Valley Climate Action plan?   SB: About five years ago, a couple of residents persuaded the town of Perth to do a climate action plan. Turns out one of those same …