Songs and Pageantry Promote Climate Action in Latest Strike

The Fridays For Future Climate strikes have become a familiar site in Downtown Guelph over the last year, but they seem to have lost none of their enthusiasm. Over the lunch hour on a cold November day, nearly 200 people filled St. George’s Square to carry signs, dress in costumes, sing songs, and die-in to promote more climate action. Continue reading “Songs and Pageantry Promote Climate Action in Latest Strike”

School Board Declares Climate Emergency in Unanimous Motion

At the meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on Tuesday, trustees voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency. The motion will create a new climate change committee of the board, which will look for ways to reduce the carbon footprint at Guelph and area public schools, and promote others to lead by example. Continue reading “School Board Declares Climate Emergency in Unanimous Motion”

“Get a Plan or Lose My Vote!” Hundreds Gather for Global Climate Strike in Guelph

An unseasonably warm noon hour on a beautiful Friday made of an ideal setting outside Guelph City Hall for a Global Climate Strike. Hundreds of Guelphites, many of them young people, gathered in Market Square to make their voices known, they want climate action, and they want it yesterday. Continue reading ““Get a Plan or Lose My Vote!” Hundreds Gather for Global Climate Strike in Guelph”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Fukushima, Polls, and Weird Dinosaur

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Fukushima, Polls, and Weird Dinosaur”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Dorian, Debates, and the Risks of Animal Selfies”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Amazon Fires, Ocean Dangers, Greta in NYC, and MORE!!!

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Amazon Fires, Ocean Dangers, Greta in NYC, and MORE!!!”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 27 Meeting?

As May comes to an end, City Council will hear about potential new affordable housing developments, an update on the Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Bylaw, and a special resolution that should generate a lot of discussion. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 27 Meeting?”

Climate Emergency (Finally) Coming to Council

After it seemed to be dead in the water (so to speak), Ward 5 Councillor Leanne Piper is bringing forward a motion with Ward 2 Councillor James Gordon to declare a climate emergency at the May 27 meeting of city council. She made the announcement in a Facebook post Friday night. Continue reading “Climate Emergency (Finally) Coming to Council”

Students Call for More Climate Action in Latest City Hall Protest

A couple of high school students rallied in front of City Hall on Friday afternoon after walking out of their classrooms to call on council to declare a climate emergency and initiate the actions to back it up. Continue reading “Students Call for More Climate Action in Latest City Hall Protest”

GUELPH POLITICAST #171 – Guelph Stuff (Climate Emergency, #GuelphProud, Polls)

It’s been a while, but every now and then on the podcast, we like to take a minute, or 30, and talk about the issues happening Guelph, and give them some context in the bigger political picture. What are people talking about, how will it affect their lives, and what are the angles they’re not thinking about? In other words, we’re going to talk about “Guelph Stuff”. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #171 – Guelph Stuff (Climate Emergency, #GuelphProud, Polls)”