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Weekly Climate Strikes begin in Huntsville & Other News

Climate strikers in Huntsville, Autumn 2019

Exciting news! Weekly climate strikes are starting in Huntsville tomorrow! Friday February 7, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in front of Town Hall, 37 Main Street East.

Bring a sign if you can. If not, we can find you one. Come out and meet new friends and talk climate action. #climatestrikehuntsville.

If you’re not free this Friday, we will be there every Friday from now on, same time, same location!


Weekly Gravenhurst and Bracebridge Climate Strikes Continue

Also, congrats to the Bracebridge team, which is coming up on its 21st weekly climate strike since September 21! Find us at Memorial Park every Friday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm as well. #climatestrikebracebridge

And to the folks in Gravenhurst: this will be their third week. (Heck, let’s start keeping track!) They gather in front of the Post Office at Muskoka Rd. N. Everyone is invited. #climatestrikegravenhurst

Climate strikers in Bracebridge, January 2020

Pop Up Climate Strikes

Minimize your driving! How about organizing a climate strike right in your neighbourhood! It only takes two people, some signage and an hour a week to raise awareness of the urgent need for climate action. #HonkForClimateAction #FridaysForFuture.

Climate strikers! We invite you to take a picture of your #MuskokaClimateStrike and send it along to us, or post it on the @ClimateActionMuskoka Facebook or Instagram page. We’d love to see #climatestrikebala #climatestrikehoneyharbour or heck, #climatestrikemcnabbstreet!

Whereever you are, we hope you can join us!


CAM Sub-Committees Making Progress

Our group’s ad-hoc steering committee held a very fruitful meeting on Sunday February 2nd in which members of our new sub-committees worked on their roles and objectives. We encourage everyone who is interested in getting involved in a sub-committee, or in sharing ideas and resources, to contact us at climateactionmuskoka@gmail.com.

A group of climate activists sitting in a circle in an office.

Sub-Committees are: Communications | Presenting to Council | Endorsements | Transportation | Waste | Food | Built Infrastructure | Water. Read our blog about it.


Recommended Read of the Week

Picture of Celine MacKay shopping at the Muskoka North Good Food Co-op.

Our Top Eco Actions of 2020. This is an inspiring line-up of positive steps we can all take, both in our individual actions and in our thinking. Bonus list of recommended reads at the end. There’s a heck of a lot in here. Kudos to Celine MacKay and Sustain Eco Store in Huntsville and Peterborough for pulling this important blog together!


Remember: We Climate Strike Every Friday

Rome wasn’t built in a day. We climate strike in Gravenhurst at the Post office at Muskoka Rd. N. and Bay, and in Bracebridge at Memorial Park and now Huntsville at Town Hall every Friday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Come when you can. #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike

About Climate Action Muskoka

Climate Action Muskoka is an inclusive, non-partisan group concerned about climate change in Muskoka who believe in working together and supporting one another to inspire individuals, groups, and every level of government to make the dramatic changes needed to meet this historic challenge.

You can find us online at www.climateactionmuskoka.org. We have a landing page and a few news items. More to come.

Facebook = Climate Action Muskoka | Instagram @climateactionmuskoka
climateactionmuskoka@gmail.com and hello@climateactionmuskoka.org.
Please follow the group and use the #climateactionmuskoka hashtag.


Inspirational Quote of the Week

“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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Making Progress

Our ad-hoc steering committee held its third meeting on Sunday February 2nd. It’s great to hear the ideas and progress that each sub-committee is making in determining its roles and objectives.

The committee list is below. Absent members are not named. Please contact us if you would like to help out with a sub-committee or share your thoughts, ideas and resources. Email climateactionmuskoka@gmail.com, with the name of the sub-committee in the subject line.

Group of about 20 people sitting in circle.
We’re all ears!

Communications: Bet, Sheryl, Tamsen and Steve
Presenting to Counci and Endorsements: Sue, Len, Diana and Linda
Transportation: Arleigh, Robin and Gord
Waste, Food and Agriculture: Amy, Celine, Christine, Lesley, Susan and Trisha

Built Infrastructure is headed up by Melinda, who was unable to attend.

Water is headed up by Erin, also absent.

We look forward to telling you more soon.

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Update – January 30, 2020

Weekly Climate Strike Tomorrow — in Gravenhurst and Bracebridge

This is a reminder that weekly climate strikes are happening in Gravenhurst at the Post Officeat the corner of Muskoka Rd. N. and Bay, and in Bracebridge at Memorial Park. We hope you can join us!

Bring a sign if you can. If not, we can find you one. Come out and meet new friends who want to talk climate action. Bring a friend or family member.

And if you’re passing by, honk for climate action!


Congratulations Sue, Len, Nancy and the rest of the crew in Gravenhurst on a successful first week! Here is our webpage with media coverage about CAM’s various activities. If you see a news story about CAM, please let us know and we’ll add it to the page.

Climate strikers Judy and David in front of Climate Action Muskoka banner in Bracebridge.

Recommended Read of the Week

Image of article: The Power of Living Soil: picture of a slice of bread. Read the article and you'll know why.

Our own Bet Smith has written a wonderfully engaging and informative article about Regenerative gardening called The Power of Living Soil. If you ever even thought about gardening, this read will be a real treat. Thanks Bet!


Seeking A Recycling Enthusiast

Do you know someone who is very into recycling? I mean, knowledgeable enough, and into it enough to shout it from the rooftop? I’m looking for a lively inteviewee for Muskoka Drawdown, a new radio show on Hunters Bay Radio. Please contact me to discuss. tamsentillson@gmail.com. Thanks!


Inspirational Quote of the Week

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol