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

Sept 20th Stratford Climate Rally

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

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.

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.

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.

Climate Champions

Local people making a difference in our transition to a low-carbon future

Momentum Mixers

Drop-in to our all-ages happy hour for eco-minded folks. Meet others who share your concern for the environment. Everyone welcome!

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Council Motion Feb. 10th: Climate Emergency!

Council Motion Feb. 10th: Climate Emergency!

At its meeting on Monday Feb 10th at 7pm, Stratford City Council will consider declaring a climate emergency. This is a first critical step to making local climate action a priority and doing our part to keep global warming below 2°C. The four local students pictured...

Join us at the Jan. 26th Momentum Mixer!

Join us at the Jan. 26th Momentum Mixer!

Join us for our first mixer of 2020! Get together with eco-minded folks of all ages! This is a great opportunity to make connections, build community, and share ideas. Drop-in anytime from 2:30 to 4:30pm on Sunday, January 26th. Meet likeminded locals concerned about...

You can make a difference! Support the RNG Project

You can make a difference! Support the RNG Project

Stratford residents! Our latest e-newsletter calls on you to inform yourselves about the proposed renewable natural gas project, write to City Council *this week* in support, and ask your friends to express support too. There will be a critical vote at Council on...

Video: Stratford Climate Rally Speeches

Video: Stratford Climate Rally Speeches

As we look back on 2019, we are excited to share the speeches from the Stratford #FridaysForFuture climate rally in September! Several speakers took to the stage in Market Square on September 20th. In this video, at the time markers indicated - and in some cases...

Video: Re-Wilding for Our Future

Video: Re-Wilding for Our Future

Thank you to our guest speakers and everyone who attended the "Re-Wilding for Our Future" talk at the Stratford Public Library on November 28th. We had a great turnout for three informative and inspiring presentations about how to "re-wild" our properties and the city...

#FridaysForFuture Video

#FridaysForFuture Video

Highlights from the Sept 20th #FridaysForFuture Parade & Rally, Stratford, ONTo mark today's global day of climate action with youth and supporters in the streets around the world, we have a wonderful new video to look back at the #FridaysForFuture events on...

Speaker Event: Re-wilding for Our Future

Speaker Event: Re-wilding for Our Future

Continuing our collaboration with the local library, our next event is coming up soon! Climate Momentum and the Stratford Public Library are hosting three guest speakers on Thursday, November 28th from 6:30 to 7:30/8:00 pm at the library, 19 St. Andrew Street, on the...

October Happy Hour for Eco-Minded Folks of All Ages

October Happy Hour for Eco-Minded Folks of All Ages

We're hosting our next mixer for eco-minded folks of all ages! This is a great opportunity to build community as a follow-up to the Sept 20th climate rally.Drop-in anytime from 5 to 7pm at The Parlour Inn. Meet likeminded locals concerned about the environment. Around...

I say “Climate!” You say, “Action!”

I say “Climate!” You say, “Action!”

Thank you to everyone who helped make our #FridaysForFuture Parade and Rally happen! On Friday September 20th over 100 students walked out from St. Michael's Secondary, Stratford Secondary and Elementary Schools, and Nancy Campbell Academy. They marched along city...