January 27, 2022 7:30pm
Posing As Canadian
… The report “Posing as Canadian. How Big Foreign Oil Captures Canadian energy and climate policy”(pdf)
Haven’t got time to read the full 56 page report, read the 3 page executive summary.
Watch the webinar Jan 27. 7:30pm.
Why Individual Climate Action Matters More than Ever by Lloyd Alter
Stop thinking about efficiency and start thinking about sufficiency
The book Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle reveals the carbon cost of everything we do, identifying where we can make big reductions, while not sweating the small stuff.
Don’t Look Up
Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep.
“Some critics say this movie isn’t funny enough. Maybe it is the blunt instrument we need, studded with enough stars and enough humour to make it watchable and get a message across.” – Len
- Watching Don’t Look Up made me see my whole life of campaigning flash before me. – George Monbiot
- Dr Michael Mann inspired Leo DiCaprio’s performance in the climate satire Don’t Look Up | Red, Green, and Blue (redgreenandblue.org)
- “Don’t Look Up” Is Cinematic Catharsis for the Climate-Concerned | Sierra Club
Good News Department
Dec 24, 2021 – New York City – The City has banned natural gas in new buildings, a move that could help the country’s largest city slash carbon emissions and toxic air pollution.
Dec 2, 2021 – Halton Hills = Canadian town first to pledge net-zero emissions by 2030 It’s a wildly ambitious goal for a medium-sized town a stone’s throw from Toronto on the province’s iconic Bruce Trail. Fogal says climate change allows no time for dithering.
Nov 24, 2021 – Quebec – Canada Infrastructure Bank to fund 4,000 electric school buses “It’s a loan that’s based on the expected savings that the buses are going to generate over their life”
Nov 26, 2021 -Hamilton – Hamilton Votes to End Sprawl Stop Sprawl HamOnt, Environment Hamilton, and Environmental Defence Supporters, worked tirelessly to take their city’s future back from the hands of sprawl developers and rich landowners.
Nov 16, 2021 – Kingston – New Electric Zamboni “It’s just knowing that there isn’t that propane gas combustion engine operating in the facility,” said Decouto, the Kingston’s arena operator. “You can’t really beat zero emissions in terms of indoor air quality.”
CAM endorses Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
Climate Action Muskoka has endorsed the International Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, joining thousands of municipalities and organizations around the world. Learn more.
4 Hopeful Lessons from WWII to Confront Climate Change
This terrific video from Seth Klein is about getting Canadians to mobilize and treat climate change as an emergency like we did World War II.
Fridays For Future Climate Strikes
Unfortunately, CAM must pause our in person Friday strikes once again at least until the end of January in the face of Omicron.
Here are some pics from climate strikes past.
Support the climate strikers: @climateactionmuskoka #climateactionmuskoka #racetozero #50by2030 #fridaysforfuture #NoMoreEmptyPromises More – here
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.