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.

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.

Volunteer with a Working Group … or Two

Volunteer with a Working Group … or Two

"There is a glimmer of hope. For if COVID-19 is a precautionary tale, it is also a crash course in the possible." ~ María Mendiluce & Jose Siri The choices we make today to rebuild and restart our economy will shape our society, health, and climate for decades to...

Just Recovery Awareness Campaign & Contest!

Just Recovery Awareness Campaign & Contest!

We’ve launched a Just Recovery poster campaign and scavenger hunt contest in downtown Stratford! The contest runs until September 18th. Spread the word about the Just Recovery principles to raise awareness. We can build back better from the pandemic, but we must build...

Just Recovery Meeting with MP John Nater

Just Recovery Meeting with MP John Nater

On July 14th, a few local climate activists had a meeting with Perth-Wellington Member of Parliament John Nater. In a virtual discussion over Zoom, Mr. Nater was reminded of the need for urgent climate action and encouraged to support a green and just recovery from...

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...