Students marching from their high schools to Stratford Market Square

Fridays for Future Global Day of Action, September 2019

Updated Apr 20, 2021

Join 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 event will be hosted on Zoom and is co-sponsored by the City of Stratford’s Energy and Environment Advisory Committee and Climate Momentum and will be presented by the Eco Club of Stratford District Secondary School.

Join the meeting! Youth Speak Out may be accessed at 7 pm on Earth Day 2021, Thursday, April 22 online at this Zoom link or by phone at 1 778 907 2071.  The meeting will also be live-streamed on the City of Stratford’s FaceBook page. The meeting is free and all are welcome.  

This virtual Earth Day event is presented by students and members of the Eco Club at Stratford District Secondary School who will address issues of transportation, waste, urban sprawl and reforestation.  The student panelists are Kashish Dhanoa, Camille Ditty,  Maria Gheorghe,  Sammie Orr, Christopher Rouse,  Rachael Schieldrop and Joelle Wiebe and the moderator is  Ms. Christine Ritsma, History and Green Industries teacher and staff advisor to the Eco Club.  

Guest panelists include Quin Malott, Manager of Parks and Forestry for the City of Stratford and Marianne Van Den Heuvel of the Stratford-Perth Tree Trust.  The Treetrust is a non-profit charity committed to identifying and preserving mature trees. 

A question and answer session will follow the panel presentations. 

Please spread the word! Invite your friends and neighbours and share our Facebook and Instagram posts.

This event is part of a series of monthly climate action community meetings for Stratford initiated by Climate Momentum in February 2020. Check out the recordings from the February and March meetings.

Upcoming for May and June! The Energy & Environment Advisory Committee for the City of Stratford is organizing and hosting two upcoming climate action community meetings.

On Wednesday, May 26, the speaker will be Eric Miller, an economist and educator focussed on sustainability metrics, models and policy.  He is a member of the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University and is a David Suzuki Fellow.   On, Tuesday, June 8, the Stratford Field Naturalists and the Upper Thames Conservation Authority will present a panel on invasive species, how to locate and to control them with guest speaker, Jay Ebel, Forestry and Habitat Restoration Technician.

For more information as it becomes available, visit:  www.stratford.ca/climate