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: October 2011
On Wednesday October 26 draft budget documents were officially received at City Council. Hurrah! This represents
Today I hand delivered a single sheet personally addressed to each Ottawa City Councillor – plus the Mayor – that looked like this. With the upcoming reestablishment of greenhouse gas reduction targets for the Ottawa region I wanted to give … Continue reading
Delicious irony: former City Councillor reacts to my alert that GHG targets are quietly being set at City Hall by trivializing climate change.
To encourage City Hall to give more priority to global warming I am collecting very local examples of changes that we are already seeing. Click on the graph to see a larger version of the data showing how many days … Continue reading
Councillor David Chernushenko has been awarded the Green Screen Award Honourable Mention at the Planet in Focus film festival. The Green Screen Award recognizes a filmmaker or producer who has taken behind-the-scenes action to incorporate eco-friendly film production techniques in a … Continue reading
Action: We’re setting our local climate change targets over the coming weeks. (i) Ask your Councillor now to ensure these targets strongly address our greenhouse gas emissions; (ii) Attend the committee meeting where the targets become public; (iii) give input … Continue reading