ClimateMomentum.ca

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.

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.

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.

Join Our 1st Online Momentum Mixer!

Join Our 1st Online Momentum Mixer!

On Wednesday July 29th at 7pm, we're hosting a virtual get-together for eco-minded folks in Stratford and Perth County! For this first online event, we'll have a brief presentation by Rebecca Garlick, Perth County's Climate Change Coordinator, with time for...

We Need a Just Recovery from COVID-19

We Need a Just Recovery from COVID-19

Over 500 organizations across Canada have come together to form a "Just Recovery Alliance" and join the global movement for an equitable and green recovery from COVID-19 that focuses on the needs of people and planet. This alliance connects community organizations,...

Climate Striking in COVID Times

Climate Striking in COVID Times

With public health restrictions gatherings around the world, the youth-led Fridays for Future climate strike movement has moved online.Check out the hashtag #ClimateStrikeOnline on any social media platform and you'll see thousands upon thousands of photos of children...

Repost: Inspired Urban Re-Wilding

Repost: Inspired Urban Re-Wilding

Photo Credit: Jane Eligh-Feryn This blog was first published on January 21, 2020. By Annemarie Reimer As she looked out at the piece of manicured parkland at the bottom of the hill by Lower Queen’s Park and Lakeside Drive, Jane Eligh-Feryn imagined a native plant...

Repost: Leading with a Green Heart

Repost: Leading with a Green Heart

It's the 1st anniversary of our Climate Momentum blog! We thank our volunteer writers and all those who have shared their experience and knowledge to highlight positive climate-related projects in Stratford and Perth County. To celebrate, we are re-posting some...

Stratford’s Green Bin Program is Ready to Launch!

Stratford’s Green Bin Program is Ready to Launch!

By Larke Turnbull Stratford is about to get greener – and not because spring is coming. In the next few weeks, the city will roll out its green bin program that aims to keep organic waste out of our landfill. The bins will be delivered starting the week of March 9,...

Community Dialogue: Greening Our Business

Community Dialogue: Greening Our Business

The climate emergency often feels far away and like it will have no impact on us. The truth is we have to act now, locally, to help our planet. Join the Stratford Public Library and the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus to learn how varying businesses are...

Join Us at the Momentum Mixer, March 11th

Join Us at the Momentum Mixer, March 11th

Join us our next mixer! We’ll share updates on the development of Stratford’s climate action plan as follow up to City Council’s climate emergency declaration on February 10th. And we’ll also be sending postcards to the Premier and our local MPP. Let's tell them about...