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February News Update

Dear <<First Name>>

For Our Grandchildren has been busy behind the scenes during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Local Focus The most noticeable change is that we have committed to a greater focus on local issues, and to directly address our mission of getting more people engaged in fighting for a better world in the face of the climate crisis.

There are lots of organizations acting internationally and nationally but we think that acting locally has two advantages. First you can gain energy from being actively involved in a team of like minded people. Second, acting locally you are more likely to directly see the impacts of your actions.

Web Site. We have simplified our web site site to support this mission. We want it to be the place where you can go to find what you can do instead of feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the barrage of suggestions for signing petitions and sending letters.  

The front page presents a collection of recent Good News and Bad News stories. Some people are motivated by the outrage they feel from the bad news. Others gain optimism, inspiration, and hope from the good news. Many people need both. Your inbox might be swimming in this kind of news so our front page can give you a small collection of current stories that we think are important.

Social Media. We are also posting Good news and Bad news stories on social media every couple of days. Many of these posts direct people to the 4RG Web site where they can find Actions to take.

Newsletter. We will send a newsletter like this one monthly with a highlighted Action, Good News, Bad News from the past month. We may also send a Special Edition on occasion when there is a need to highlight a particular story.

Action of the Month

For Our Grandchildren is looking for County Climate Advocates who will help us to persuade the First Nations and Townships of Peterborough County to take assertive, appropriate local action to implement their Climate Change Action Plans. 

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Bonus Action this Month

Canada has never met a single one of its emissions reduction targets. The provisions of Bill C-12, the Climate Accountability Act, will not get us to our announced targets and the legislation currently before parliament does not require a progress report until 2030. Send a letter to the government demanding stronger legislation.

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Good News Story of the Month

After declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Peterborough City has started reporting on the actions it has taken to combat the climate crisis.

We tend to be critical of what has not happened, but it is refreshing to read that local action has started. It's not enough and we don't have much time, but let's give some credit while we continue pressing for more action.

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Bad News Story of the Month

The last decades have been filled with dire warning signs from forests under stresses that are killing trees around the world. Even more troubling is new research suggesting that forests will soon be absorbing only half as much carbon dioxide as they are now effectively switching them from carbon sinks to carbon sources.

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