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Dear <<First Name>>

We are asking if and how you want to be more involved with climate action through For Our Grandchildren.

At present, our somewhat fluid organizing committee of about 12 members includes Trish Campbell, Kate Grierson, Guy Hanchet, John Harnett, Jan Laurie, Connie McCracken, Drew Monkman, David and Patricia Morton, Linda and Alan Slavin, and Steve Russell. There is still lots to do and more people have offered to help, but an organizing committee much larger than about 10 becomes ineffective, so we are defining ways in which more people can contribute.

While we wait for these changes, here are a few jobs that we could use help with immediately:

  • Be part of a working committee to monitor and respond to media articles that require public attention, such as the recent issue of the Teck mine, or to respond to letters to the editor that downplay the climate crisis;
  • An individual who is savvy in social media could provide our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers with regular updates;
  • Someone with a bit of web site experience could keep the local Climate Hub website up to date.

Where do your interests and skills lie? Perhaps you can think of another way that you would like to get more involved. Please respond to Guy Hanchet at with your offers of how you might like to help either individually or as part of a working committee. Look for a more complete list of areas where you can contribute in early summer. 

If writing the occasional letter or signing a petition is what you have time for at the moment, please consider telling a loved what you are doing to slow climate change at Or write to Prime Minister Trudeau and your MP to ask the Liberal government to extend their promised Just Transition for coal workers to also include workers in the doomed tar sands industry. This would enable these workers to find meaningful work in the clean economy.

Looking forward to your replies.

Guy Hanchet,
President, For Our Grandchildren

Recent Good News Climate Stories

It's easy to get discouraged about the state of the world, but to keep up everyone's spirits we have started gathering good news stories that show positive, hopeful, action from around the world that can help us recognize what is possible.Here is a sample of the most recent three. Click on the headline to read the story.

Look here for more stories like this and keep up to date with other news by checking out the 4RG web site from time to time.

Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the court of appeal because ministers did not adequately take into account the government’s commitments to tackle the climate crisis.

The ruling is a major blow to the project at a time when public concern about the climate emergency is rising fast and the government has set a target in law of net zero emissions by 2050. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, could use the ruling to abandon the project, or the government could draw up a new policy document to approve the runway.

GHG emissions flat for 2019

Global energy-related CO2 emissions "flattened" in 2019 following two years of increases owing to greater use of renewables and an accelerating shift from coal to gas, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. Electricity generation produced around 33 billion tonnes of CO2 last year, defying forecasts that emissions from power would continue their upward trend.

Good news from the Financial World

More and more corporations are becoming leaders on climate policy. It doesn’t really matter that they are doing so because of concerns about the impacts of climate change on their bottom line or because consumers and employees are demanding action. What matters is keeping carbon out of the atmosphere.

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