What One Person Can Do! Bravo, Al Bottomley!
If you have attended—or driven past—climate strikes in Muskoka or Sundridge you might well recognize the gentleman in the Extinction Rebellion sweatshirt above. Al Bottomley is a dedicated environmental activist and CAM supporter. (Beside him here is his grandson Angus.)
Al recently completed the Herculean task of visiting multiple municipal councils between Huntsville and North Bay to talk climate. He has addressed councils in Perry, Kearney, Monteith-Mcmurrich (Sprucedale), Armour, Burk’s Falls, Strong, Magnetawan, Ryerson, Sundridge, South River, and Macher. In Perry and Burk’s Falls Al was suppported by CAM climate strikers Sue King and Christine Lauffer respectively. Congrats to all.
Al reports that, “Basically, they all agreed to make a serious attempt to end fossil fuel consumption by 2035. Only one [council] did not agree; but, 40% of the councillors in this group did.” Al is currently exploring the possibility of holding a regional meeting to further climate action. Al, we commend you for your hard work and dedication. You are an inspiration!
Seeking Climate Champions to Run for Municipal Office
Our community needs leadership by climate action informed and committed champions to ensure that every municipal decision over the next four years hastens the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs). It is vital that we reach our declared Climate Emergency goal of 50% GHG reduction both quickly and in a just and equitable fashion.
Can you help? Please give serious consideration to running for Council, District Council, Mayor, or Board of Education in your Muskoka municipality.
Information and forms for your municipality are below, including a candidate information video: Town of Bracebridge | Georgian Bay Township and here | Town of Gravenhurst | Town of Huntsville | Lake of Bays Township | Township of Muskoka Lakes
Send a confidential email to CAM leadership if you wish to discuss, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The DEADLINE to file your nomination papers is 2PM on AUGUST, 19, 2022.
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