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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
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 extent …
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 …
Earth Day May Be Over, But We Can Still Act For the Planet
Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the accomplishments of environmental organizations and individuals' actions around the world, but we all know our work doesn't stop there. One of Climate Legacy's newest members, Just Recovery Kingston recently created a petition for Earth Day demanding banks in Kingston stop funding the fossil fuel industry. The petition remains live, you can sign and tell bank CEOs they need to start investing in our collective future, not …
Celebrate Earth Day with Climate Action
As we celebrate our beautiful, life-sustaining planet, it's clearer than ever that we also have a responsibility to protect it. And while there's lots of reasons to be concerned—from Ontario's ham-fisted use of MZOs to force development on farmland, to the federal government's timid emissions reductions targets—there are also amazing activists across the country doing work to push for change, or make that change themselves. So this Earth Day, Climate Legacy celebrates our incredible network …
Climate Legacy Interview of the Month: David Robertson and SCAN!
SCAN! (Seniors for climate action now) is an action group dedicated to informing and mobilizing seniors in an effort to avert more climate catastrophes. They also see the current groundswell of interest on environmental issues as an opportunity to address racism and economic inequities. Climate Legacy had a chat with David Robertson, the current chair of SCAN!’s education committee.    CL: So, David, tell me how you got involved with SCAN!?    DR: About a year ago, a number of us …
Liberal Climate Plan a Recipe for Failure: SCAN! Report Reveals
Seniors for Climate Action Now! (SCAN!) has just released a damning report on the Federal government's "A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy" plan, arguing that many of the plans initiatives are "too little too late." The report, titled "The Liberal Climate Action Plan: A Recipe for Failure" writes that the Liberal plan remains fixated on economic growth and protecting the oil and gas industry. According to the report, "the government has adopted a ‘fossil …
Climate Legacy to host Webinar on Potentials and Pitfalls of Climate Responsible Investment
Climate Legacy, in partnership with The Group of 78, is pleased announce its first webinar of 2021: Potentials and Pitfalls of Climate Responsible Investment: A forum for individuals seeking to do good with their investment choices. The webinar will take place on April 15th, 11AM EDT. Speakers Tim Nash, of Good Investing and Mary Robinson of the Responsible Investing Association, will be delving into the challenges and opportunities of ensuring that your savings are actually …
Banks are still Funding Fossil Fuels, with RBC the Worst Canadian Culprit
Three of Canada's banks—RBC, TD and Scotiabank—are among the top 12 banks in the world financing fossil fuel industries. In 2020, RBC spent $18 billion on fossil fuel financing, and has spent a total of $160 billion since on the industries 2016. Comparatively, TD and Scotiabank spent close to $16 billion in 2020, while since 2016 they have respectively invested $121 and $113 billion in fossil fuels. The Banking on Climate Chaos 2021 report is …
Climate Legacy Interview of the Month: Tony McQuail and the EFAO
Every month, Climate Legacy chats with a network member to hear their story and what inspired their climate action. The Ecological Farmers of Ontario is one of Climate Legacy’s newest member groups. Founded in 1979, the EFAO is dedicated to helping farmers build resilient, ecological farms.    Tony McQuail is a founding member of the organization. He has been working on farms since 1970 and has dedicated much of his life to sustainable farming techniques, from regenerative soil management to …