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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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Be Part of the Planet Parade Sept 20th!

Be Part of the Planet Parade Sept 20th!

Youth are calling on everyone to come out and show their love for the planet and concern about climate change! Join the #FridaysForFuture Planet Parade and Climate Rally on Friday September 20th in Stratford as part of an international day of climate action. Here's...

Active Transporation Panel Discussion Sept 12th

Active Transporation Panel Discussion Sept 12th

Continuing our collaboration with the local library, we are excited to announce our next event! Climate Momentum and the Stratford Public Library are hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, September 12th from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the library on the topic of Active...

Global Week for Future: Organizing Meeting August 22nd

Global Week for Future: Organizing Meeting August 22nd

The #FridaysForFuture movement began just one year ago, in August 2018, after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. By May of this year more than...

August Happy Hour for Eco-Minded Folks of All Ages!

August Happy Hour for Eco-Minded Folks of All Ages!

We're hosting our third mixer for eco-minded folks of all ages. Join us! Drop-in on Wednesday August 14th anytime from 5 to 7pm at The Parlour Inn in the "Patrick Room," 101 Wellington Street, Stratford. Cash bar. Energizing conversation! Around 5:30pm we'll have...

Zero Waste Living: Eliminate, Extend, Evolve!

Zero Waste Living: Eliminate, Extend, Evolve!

By Natasha McCormick Have you heard of Zero Waste living? I told a friend about a zero waste store, and they replied with “I haven’t had a zero waist since high school!” I am talking about zero WASTE. Zero waste living means — ideally — sending no waste to landfills,...

Stand Up for the Planet on September 20th!

Stand Up for the Planet on September 20th!

With news of unprecedented floods and storms, arctic ice melting, and climate scientists warning that urgent and dramatic action is needed, are you asking “What can I do?”Since the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report was released last fall, it...