#FridaysForFuture  – With the new, third-wave pandemic lockdown announced, we are cancelling all in-person climate strikes until further notice.
Post a picture of yourself with your climate action message on social between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm on Fridays.

Thursday April 22 is Earth Day – What to do?

CAM member, Legh McNabb, has something to say about Earth Day (April 22) – and EVERYDAY – actions. Thanks also to CAM member Bet Smith Smith and Rob Currie for the music.

Why not take the
Community Carbon Challenge?

Create YOUR Personal Action Plan! Reduce your carbon footprint by 8% per year to reach the goal of 50% reduction by 2030. – here

Add your business to the growing list that has said “Count us in”.

The good news this week is…

  • This month the Bracebridge Public Library launched its Seed Library! More information – here 
  • NEW REPORT COUNTS 600+ CITIES IN 72 COUNTRIES WITH 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANS – the Energy Mix – read more here.

Check out one of our regular features –

Muskoka Drawdown: The Podcast

Muskoka Drawdown
Find out more and get links to all 10 episodeshere

Episode 10: The Grid > SPEEDIER is now available – here

Hosted by Tamsen Tillson of Climate Action Muskoka.

Airing once a month on the local community radio station Hunters Bay Radio, Muskoka Drawdown is a radio show and podcast about climate change solutions here at home in Muskoka.

Re-Imagining the Future

Picture of Bean "Meat" Balls and Spaghetti from Quick N Delish

Find links to all the columns in the series – here

Introducing Quick N Delish

Susan Biehn Smith’s plant-based cooking videos and recipes 

Picture of Susan Biehn Smith in her kitchen

We are proud to present Quick N Delish, a series of plant-based climate-saving recipes and videos produced by and starring CAM member Susan Biehn Smith. Check out Episode One, Vegetable Soup with a Taste of Tuscany. Includes a recipe PDF. We’re looking forward to a new episode every couple of weeks or so. Thank you, Susan! #QuickNDelish. Find –  Quick N Delish on our website

Fridays For Future Climate Strikes

We hope you’re holding up during this extraordinary time, staying healthy as we all work together to curb COVID-19. #fridaysforfuture weekly climate strikes are every Friday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, in Bracebridge at Memorial Park and in Huntsville (relocated to Centre and Main during construction). Please note that we are social distancing. Thanks for continuing to show solidarity with your fellow strikers worldwide.

Support the climate strikers: Honk for climate action! Send us some love on social. @climateactionmuskoka #climateactionmuskoka #racetozero #50by2030 #NoMoreEmptyPromises #fridaysforfuture

Land acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Muskoka is part of the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, specifically Ojibway/Chippewa peoples.  The Chippewas of Rama First Nation were originally part of a larger community known as the Chippewas of Lake Simcoe and Lake Huron of which Chief William Yellowhead (or Musquakie) was recognized as principal chief.   The Wahta Mohawks Territory near Bala is home to peoples relocated to Muskoka, in 1881 from the Kanesatake, Oka, Quebec. Moose Deer Point First Nation is a Potawatomi First Nation Territory located along Twelve Mile Bay. They arrived in Southern Ontario in the 1830s from the American Mid-West. The Métis settled in the Moon River / Woods Bay area of Georgian Bay and have been an important part of the MacTier community since the early 1800’s.

learn more — here

What is Climate Action Muskoka?

We are individuals concerned about climate change in Muskoka. We agree that climate change is the issue of our time, that we can and must take definitive action to face it, and that we are stronger if we work together. We are an inclusive, non-partisan group that is all about positive change.

We recognize that climate change is a global issue and that we must pressure all levels of government to stop subsidizing fossil fuels and invest in a clean, green, just economy.

We focus locally on education, community engagement to reduce emissions and collaboration with municipalities to build a more resilient community as Muskoka transitions to a post-carbon future.  We invite everyone in Muskoka concerned about climate change to get involved.