Events

Let’s Talk. Climate. Change

Let’s Talk. Climate. Change.

One of the best ways to help the planet and start making change is to talk about it!

Katharine Hayhoe, a Canadian and climate scientist working in Austin Texas has proven time and time again that opening up to a conversation on the climate is essential to moving us all to a common ground and working together.  Listen to her video and experience her point of view.

Join Carbon Conversations on March 31st or  April 14th for a session on talking about climate. These will be interactive sessions where you practice approaches, share your own concerns about climate change,  and watch some of our team conduct role plays to show you ways to make it comfortable and not scary.  90 minutes of time well spent and prepare you for when we can get back to in person conversations.

To register click the date of your choice below:

March 31st  7-8:30pm

April 14th  7-8:30pm

30 Days of Biking Collingwood Challenge

30 Days of Biking Collingwood is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April and share your adventures online with the hashtag #30DaysCollingwood. We are trying to get as many people in our community to make the pledge to reduce our carbon footprint for the planet and for our community. No age limit applies, either minimum or maximum! Invite your family members and your friends to make the pledge with you.

To join just Click Here. We have free bike light sets for the first 100 people to sign up.

2021 is the 10th anniversary of “30 days of Biking” which started in Minneapolis. It is now celebrated around the globe. We consider this year our “1st annual” 30 Days of Biking Collingwood.

There’s no minimum distance — down a hill and around your garage count just like a 20-mile commute or a 350-mile charity ride.⁣⁣⁣

⁣If you miss a day, no worries. Just keep riding and don’t give up! It’s all for fun, or as serious as you want it to be.

CCAT asks you to take some fun photos of where you ride, rain or shine, inside or out, on the road, trails or anywhere else and then share them with your friends and with us by tagging #30DaysCollingwood and @collingwoodclimateaction or by emailing them to collingwoodcat@gmail.com

Happy and safe riding !!!!

 

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Earth Day – Let’s Get Dirty

 

Earth Day 2021 

When:  April 22nd   7pm – 8:30pm

We are excited with a full agenda of all things related to the earth.

Agenda: 

Earth Day Celebration:  Collingwood’s Poet Laureate, Claudia Ferraro  will kick us off with an EARTH DAY POEM.

Guest Speaker: Gillian Flies from New Farm and Farmers for Climate Solutions will join us and be our key presenter.  She is going to speak about ‘Climate Change and Agriculture – Farmers and Solutions’

Active Sessions on Gardening, Pollination and Composting:  Participants will have an opportunity to break into small groups and rotate through each of the 3 sessions:  hear and interact with Mike Lewin on backyard farming;  discuss how to pollinate effectively with Jeff Young and Jessica Lehr from Pollinate Collingwood;  and  learn Composting techniques and making it work with David Ohrling.

Join us:  Register here

 

 

CCAT Voices – Mark Carney on Values: Building a Better World for All

Date:  May 19th  7pm – 8pm

Mark Carney, the former governor of both the Bank of Canada and Bank of England, is on a climate change crusade. He wants everyone to think differently about what is valuable in our natural world, and he has shared how that might be achievable with W5 and in his recently released book, Value(s) Building a Better World for All.

 CCAT Voices invites you to:

Watch W5: Carney’s Crusade, part one and part two on CTV at https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/mark-carney-s-journey-from-money-man-to-climate-change-crusader-1.5341873,

Or Read the book

Then join us on Wednesday May 19, 2021 for a discussion on Zoom.

We look forward to hearing your voice.

Join us in discussion :  Register here 

 

 

 

 

 

Divest Fossil Fuels. Invest Green.

When:  June 24th 7pm-8:30pm  General Meeting

Join us in conversation on how to divest your investments from Fossil Free and follow the increasing trend to Investing Green through ESG funds.

Register: click here 

 

 

 

Make It Car Free.

When:  September 16, 2021 7pm -8:30pm

Register:  here

Car Free Day is Thursday September 22.  Join us to help make Collingwood downtown look different for at least one day.

A Car-Free Day encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. Organized events are held in some cities and countries. September 22 is World Car Free Day. According to The Washington Post, the event promotes improvement of mass transit, cycling and walking, and the development of communities where jobs are closer to home and where shopping is within walking distance. Studies showed that for short trips in cities, one can reach more quickly using a bicycle rather than using a car.

The events, which vary by location, give motorists and commuters an idea of their locality with fewer cars

World Car Free Day – Collingwood

More information to follow on how you can participate.