Weekly Newsletter

We send out a newsletter every Thursday evening; confirming our weekly climate strikes and keeping you informed about what’s happening in climate action in Muskoka and beyond. Additionally, we very occasionally send a special alert if we have news that just can’t wait.

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Our Weekly Newsletters

Picture of Sue McKenzie with sign reading "I want a climate emergency alliance"
April 15, 2021 — Climate strikes online | Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre’s new digital webinar series Love Muskoka — Sustain Muskoka! | Dianne Saxe, April 22 | Political Action of the Week — Invest in your own climate action education | Bracebridge Public [Seed] Library | 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge — Active Transportation for Muskoka | Reimagining the Future — Oliver Klimek’s humourous column on keeping warm while reducing your carbon footprint | Poverty Free Halton — Community Conversations: Reawakening the Commons | Learning About Miiskiikenh – Turtles, a webinar with the Georgian Bay Biosphere and Magnetawan First Nation. Turtley awesome!
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April 8, 2021 — Climate strike online | Reimagining the future: What is old is new again in Muskoka | 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge — We CAN get there | Planet Haliburton Podcast : The Liberal Climate Action Formula and report: The Liberal Climate Action Formula: A Recipe for Failure | Protect the Greenbelt | Potentials and Pitfalls of Climate Responsible Investment — Webinar April 15.
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April 1, 2021 — Climate strikes moving online – again | New 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge — Rewilding | Alternative housing proposal for Huntsville | Political action of the week: Read up on the new alternative housing proposal | CAM presenting Climate Emergency Resolution to Gravenhurst Town Council April 20 | Muskoka to Six Nations Good Friday Solidarity Caravan – email to make a donation | Carbon Pricing on Trial: Unpacking the Supreme Court Decision and What it Means for Canada | Cycling: Better for the environment than e-vehicles.
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Climate Strikers in Bracebridge.
March 25, 2021 — #FridaysforFuture climate strikes in Bracebridge and Huntsville | Canada’s Climate Action Plan: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – Watch the webinar replay | 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge – There are still people Canada who don’t believe climate change is real. Yep, in 2021. | Looking for a good online EV charger Map? | Muskoka to Six Nations Good Friday Solidarity Campaign | Getting Your Garden Started — Webinar April 8.
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March 18, 2021 — Political Action of the Week: Join us for Global Day of Climate Action tomorrow! | Canada’s Climate Action Plan: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | Re-Imagining the Future: New column in Muskoka Region | The Grid > SPEEDIER, this Saturday on Muskoka Drawdown | 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge: The Carbon Footprint of your Refrigerator | Business Bootcamp for New Farmers: Registration is open!
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March 11, 2021 — In-person climate strikes resume tomorrow | #FFF Global Strike for Climate is March 19 – CAM will be there! Join us! | Canada’s Climate Action Plan: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | Quick N Delish — Bean “Meat” Balls and Spaghetti | 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge: Dad, what if we get there before 2030? | Political action of the week: Say No to Schedule 3 in Bill 257 | Shaping Future Work | Spotted on Instagram: A gym that generates clean energy.
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Picture  of the Climate Action Muskoka banner at Memorial Park in Bracebridge
March 4, 2021 — Climate Strikes go back online | Political Action of the Week: Lobby Muskoka car dealerships for EVs | New 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge: Make your next vehicle electric | Environment Haliburton! Enviro-Café: Lakeshore Capacity—Planning for Healthy Lakes and Shorelines with Neil Hutchinson | Mobilzing Canada for the Climate Emergency, an interview with author Seth Klein | Climate Legacy — Connecting Seniors to Climate Action | Electric Maid of the Mist | Canada: A Leader in Electric School Buses.
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February 25, 2021 — In-person Fridays for Future climate strikes return | Political action of the week: encourage a Muskoka business to join the 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge | Hats off to four businesses that have taken the pledge | Check out our new Carbon 101 section on the CAM website | Texas Freeze & Muskoka Flooding — What we can learn | Carbon bombs, Canada & Climate: An interview with Bill McKibben.
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February 18, 2021 — Fridays for Future online climate strikes | Political Action of the Week – Save the Ontario Fire College | Blue Green Algae, the good, the bad and the ugly – webinar link | 50% by 2030 Challenge – the Carbon Footprint of Food | New report(s) on transitioning to a fossil fuel-free Canada.
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February 11, 2021 —  Confirming digital climate strikes | Presentation on GHG Emissions from Residential Building Materials | Political Action of the Week: Bring The Northlander Back | Invitation to sign the Manifesto of the Canadian Business Youth Council for Sustainable Development | Have You Signed Up for the 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge?
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Picture of Darwen doing art with sign reading "Fossil Banks No Thanks!!"
February 4, 2021 — Confirming weekly online climate strikes | Introducing Quick N Delish | Political Action of the Week — Voice your opposition to MZOs | New 50% by 2030 Challenge — Grow your own vegetables.
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January 28, 2021. Fridays for Future online climate strikes | Blue-Green Algae: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Planet Haliburton on Canoe 100.9 FM Saturday January 30 and as a virtual presentation on Environment Haliburton! EH!’s Enviro-Café, Tuesday February 9 | Community-Driven Action in Muskoka – A Webinar, Wednesday February 3 | Political Action of the Week: Fossil Banks? No Thanks! National Day of Action, Friday January 29.
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January 21, 2021. Online Climate Strike Info | Muskoka Drawdown — Food Waste > Food Rescue | Political Action of the Week — BankSwitch | New 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge — Shop Local | Damaging Effects of Winter Salt on Trees — From Muskoka Region.
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January 14, 2021 | No In-Person Climate Strikes until further notice | Take Your Climate Strike Online — BankSwitch Campaign | Brief report on CAM’s latest meeting | Kudos to CAM volunteers from District climate staffer | How to be a Good Ancestor — TED Talk.
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Picture of a group of climate strikers in Huntsville Ontario. December 2020.
January 7, 2021 | We’re baaack! Climate strikes resume tomorrow! And other CAM news. Here’s our latest newsletter. Muskoka Region looks at CAM for 2021 | Invitation to join us for our 2021 planning meeting and BankSwitch campaign presentation Jan 10 | Bet Smith’s new song and video — Forgive You | New 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge: Repair EVERYTHING.
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December 31, 2020 — Happy New Year, everyone! | We will NOT be climate striking tomorrow (January 1) | Make the 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge your New Year’s Resolution | Save the Date—CAM Planning Meeting and BankSwitch Campaign Presentation January 10 | NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference January 5-9 (Free Jan 7-9) | A Conversation on the Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops, with the Dalai Lama, Greta Thunberg and leading scientists.
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December 24, 2020 — Happy holidays from all of us at CAM. | We will NOT be climate striking on Friday December 25 or Friday January 1, 2021. | CAM’s Muskoka Drawdown—Green Houses, podcast now available | A New Leaf: Muskoka’s Climate Strategy gets the green light from District Council | Webinar: #GenClimateAction — How youth-led climate litigation is making Canadian legal history.
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Climate change Christmas cartoon from New York Times
December 18, 2020 | Above: Climate change Christmas cartoon from New York Times. | Make Your Own Ugly Holiday Sweater | Political action of the week – Sign Lead Now’s ‘Cancel TMX’ petition | ASHMuskoka Ash Drive this Saturday | Muskoka Watershed Council wants to hear from you! | Update: A New Leaf—Muskoka’s Climate Strategy returns to District Council on December 21.
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December 10, 2020 | Lesley and Oliver climate striking in Huntsville. In this issue: Confirming tomorrow’s climate strikes in Bracebridge and Huntsville | Invitation to Virtual Christmas Concert | New 50% by 2030 Challenge – The Carbon Footprint of What you Wear | Political Action of the Week – Shop Local! | Len Ring’s latest Letter to the Editor | The Paris Climate Accord — Five Years On.
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December 3, 2020 | Confirming tomorrow’s climate strikes in Bracebridge and Huntsville | Congratulations to Linda Mathers for volunteer award | Have you taken the 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge? | Political Action of the week: BankSwitch — Pressure Canadian Banks to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels.
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November 26, 2020 | Confirming climate strikes in Huntsville and Bracebridge on Friday November 27 | A New Leaf, Muskoka’s Climate Strategy | Special Guests at Muskoka Watershed Council Meeting | Political Action of the Week: Take a Stand Against Plastic | New for 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge — The ‘Foodprint’ of Food Packaging | Canada must not continue to miss climate action targets – Letter to the editor by CAM’s Lesley Hastie.
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November 19, 2020 | Confirming Fridays for Future Climate Strikes in Huntsville and Bracebridge | ASHMuskoka Drive this Saturday | Political Action of the Week — Conservation Authorities Under Threat | Got an Old Car? Donate it to the Sierra Club Foundation | On the Brink — Animals Facing Extinction.
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November 12, 2020. Climate strikers in Bracebridge. Be a hero. Take climate action now. Click image to view newsletter. Opens in a new browser tab.

November 5, 2020. Climate strikers at Town Hall in Huntsville. Click image to view newsletter. Opens in a new browser tab.

October 29, 2020. Location of Fridays for Future climate strikes in this part of Ontario. Click image to view newsletter. Opens in a new browser tab.

October 22, 2020. Len’s new 50% by 2030 Community Carbon Challenge banner. Click image to view newsletter. Opens in a new browser tab.

October 15, 2020. Climate striking at Memorial Park in Bracebridge. Click image to view newsletter. Opens in a new browser tab.

October 8, 2020. Climate strikers in Huntsville. Click image to view newsletter. (Pictures are the same but the newsletters are different.) Opens in a new browser tab.

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September 24, 2020. Bracebridge climate strikers. Click image to view newsletter. Opens in a new browser tab.

September 17, 2020. Climate striking in Huntsville. Click link to view newsletter. Opens in a new browser tab.

September 10, 2020. One year of climate strikes (more or less, given the pandemic.) This picture is from September 2019. Click image to view newsletter. Opens in a new browser tab.

September 3, 2020. Linda at the climate strike in Bracebridge. Click image to view newsletter. Opens in a new browser tab.