Creating the climate for change in Stratford and Perth County, Ontario

Working Groups

Join with other volunteers to learn and take action on a range of issues for a green, resilient, and equitable future. Our working groups are supporting the development of a local climate action plan and also exploring actions for urban biodiversity, waste reduction, solidarity with Indigenous peoples, food security, and housing and basic income.

Climate Shoe Strike Sept 2020

On September 25th in Stratford, a climate shoe strike was held in front of City Hall. Organized by a youth-led intergenerational team of volunteers from the Climate Strike Stratford and Climate Momentum networks, the shoe strike was a COVID-safe way to host a public event to mark the Fridays For Future global day of climate action.

Just Recovery Campaign

We need a green and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic! Over 500 organizations across Canada have come together to advocate for a Just Recovery and local volunteers have joined the movement to ensure that the social and economic recovery puts people and planet first.

Stratford Climate Emergency Declaration

At its February 10, 2019 meeting, Stratford City Council passed a climate emergency declaration as well as an additional motion to set 2030 and 2050 targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions and report back to the City’s Infrastructure, Transportation and Safety Committee with those targets within three months.

Sept 2019 Stratford Climate Rally

On Friday September 20th 2019, over 100 students walked out from Stratford Secondary and Elementary Schools,St. Michael’s Secondary, and Nancy Campbell Academy. They marched along city streets to Market Square where over 200 people attended for a Fridays for Future rally and eco info fair with local community groups and projects.

Tree Planting

Over more than four decades since 1972, George Finnigan has overseen, along with other Scouting colleagues, the planting of up to 3,000 trees each year in the Stratford area.

Hands-On Learning for Youth

For the past decade, the Avon Maitland District School Board has prioritized experiential learning in the teaching curriculum as a way to connect students to their natural environment, including the Great Lakes MicroPlastics Project.

Clothing, Climate & Re-Use Economies

With more and more light shed on the environmental and social ramifications of “fast fashion” and fashion production, the second-hand clothing economy is taking off.

Renewable Energy Projects

Athlone Farms, owned by the Anderson family, in Perth County just a few minutes southeast of Stratford, is producing 500 kilowatts per day – enough to power 500 houses per day.

Welcome! Climate Momentum is a community-based information hub and a network of eco-minded locals in Stratford, Perth County, Ontario. Our vision is a community engaged in responding to the climate crisis and committed to achieving a carbon-neutral Perth County by 2040.

To build local momentum, we raise awareness, facilitate conversations and connections, and support collaboratively-led events, projects, and advocacy initiatives.

Check out upcoming events to join the conversation and sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates in your inbox! We’re also very active on Facebook and Instagram > follow @ClimateMomentum, links below.

Earth Day Community Meeting April 22nd 7pm

Earth Day Community Meeting April 22nd 7pm

Students marching from their high schools to Stratford Market Square Fridays for Future Global Day of Action, September 2019Join us Earth Day Thursday April 22 at 7:00 p.m. for our next virtual community meeting: Youth Speak Out for Climate Action for our City. This...

Global Climate Strike March 19

Global Climate Strike March 19

On March 19th, youth globally and across the country are taking action. They're demanding that governments and corporations implement a green and just recovery from the pandemic and build a safe and healthy planet for all. Here's the call to action: "What we need are...

Community Meeting: Cars, Convenience & Carbon

Community Meeting: Cars, Convenience & Carbon

This climate action community meeting will be via Zoom (join with this link on the 18th) and live streamed on our Facebook page. No advance registration is required.Join us Thursday March 18 at 7:30 p.m. for our next virtual community meeting on Zoom or Facebook...

Important City Council Meeting Feb 22nd!

Important City Council Meeting Feb 22nd!

UPDATE: Stratford City Council received reports and presentations for two climate items on their meeting agenda on February 22nd. Read a recap of that part of the Council meeting in an article from the Stratford Beacon Herald. The proposed motion was divided into two...

Make the Switch from the Big Five Banks

Make the Switch from the Big Five Banks

By Christy Winegarden When I asked the youth activists with Climate Strike Stratford what I can do to help as an adult/parent, they replied “educate yourself”; and I did. I’ve since read the most recent report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

Have Your Say on Local Climate Priorities!

Have Your Say on Local Climate Priorities!

Time is limited to provide your input on the climate plan for Perth County and all Perth County municipalities! The public consultation platform closes December 23, 2020. Click HERE to access the Perth County Climate Action Plan Survey now! And see below for a video...