What you can do
It’s Not Your Fault
It’s hard to know what to do about climate change. Even things we know we should be doing are inconvenient and no one else is doing them anyway.
Most people go with the norm.
But our governments set the ground rules for what the norm should be.
Elected officials have a duty to enact policy that is good for society. Elected officials believe that too. Yet in the face of this enormous problem our elected officials are not being proactive on climate change. Why? Mainly because they don’t believe it will keep them in office.
It is our responsibility to tell them it will; and to vote accordingly.
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Monthly Archives: August 2011
When everyone is driving to work not to mention firing up the lawnmower or stuffing things into the clothes drier, a person looks like a granola chewing tree hugger when they ride a bike, buy a push mower and hang … Continue reading
When I introduced myself to Councillor Hobbs and explained that I had begun a project with the aim of increasing the priority of climate change at City Hall, her light-hearted response included the comment that I should tell our federal … Continue reading
On Wednesday Aug 17 Mayor Watson and my Councillor Katherine Hobbs were in Parkdale Park for its ceremonial re-opening. I took the opportunity to introduce myself to each of them and explain that I’d begun this campaign to heighten the … Continue reading
Let the Mayor and your Councillor know that you’d like them to increase the priority they give to reducing our city’s contribution to climate change. If you don’t tell them, they won’t see it as their job to do so. … Continue reading