Here’s our latest Climate Momentum e-newsletter. (You can sign up to receive occasional e-newsletters in your e-mail inbox: Sign Up Link.)

We hope this message finds you well in these unusual and stressful times of the global coronavirus pandemic. Thanks and strength go out to everyone working in essential services right now and we send care and concern to anyone struggling. The Perth-Huron United Way has set up a new website with information about services and also ways to help:

Climate action leaders around the world are calling on us to respect the scientific information about the virus and the directions from public health authorities and also to continue raising awareness about the climate crisis and the need for urgent action.

We share the information and resources below as an invitation to stay active and informed in generating positive climate momentum …

On Friday April 3rd join the

Online Global Climate Strike!

Months ago, April 3rd was chosen as a date for global rallies similar to the public gatherings last September but now action for April 3rd has moved online. You can take part!

  • Take a photo of yourself with a climate change message – like Sammie above 🙂 – and post it on social media with the hashtags #ClimateStrikeOnline and #FridaysForFuture and also tag @climatemomentum for us to share
  • Watch the online rally hosted by Fridays For Future Toronto/GTA at 12-2:30pm on their YouTube channel 
  • Re-watch and share the energizing video from Stratford’s Fridays For Future rally on September 20th

Stay Connected to the Movement

Climate Action Resources

If you are finding yourself with more time these days, here are a few current climate action resources you might want to check out:

  • Fridays For Future International has launched a new weekly #TalksForFuture webinar series on Fridays which streams on their YouTube channel and social media platforms and began last week with Naomi Klein and other guests.
  • Wondering about how climate change connects to COVID-19 and the pandemic response around the world? Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has a new Global Weirding video on this topic and an article from The Conversation highlights what the pandemic might teach us about tackling climate change.
  • Some climate activists are warning us to be careful about the connections we draw. We need equitable and compassionate system change in order to stop climate change, not sudden shocks like we are experiencing now: system changes can promote wellbeing and climate resilience at the same time and humans are not “the virus”.

March Momentum Mixer

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Momentum Mixer at The Parlour Inn on March 11th — for some of us it was the last community gathering we attended before this period of social distancing. We are grateful for our local environmental community!

For now, we are hanging on to the postcards we signed for our MPP and the Premier. Thanks for your messages and pictures.

We look forward to when we can gather once again!!

What really matters is the same for all of us. It’s the health and safety of our friends, our family, our loved ones, our communities, our cities and our country. That’s what the coronavirus threatens, and that’s exactly what climate change does, too.
~ Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist