Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Climate Emergency Community Meeting! And many thanks to all the speakers. We had 100 people fill up our Zoom meeting and over 20 people watching live on Facebook. What a wonderful response! If you missed it or would like to rewatch all or some of it, take a look at the video below.

The live stream is also saved on our Facebook page if you would like to share it there. Plus we’re also posting short video sections and some of the ideas from the chat box comments — all good for sharing!

Youth Climate Activists:

  • 09:40 –  Sammie Orr, Emily Adam, Amber McNeil

Updates on Local Action:

  • 23:25 – Rebecca Garlick, Perth County Climate Change Coordinator 
  • 29:38 – Bill James-Abra, Climate Momentum
  • 36:18 – Melissa Verspeeten, Get Concerned Stratford
  • 42:25 – Emily ChandlerEnergy & Environment Advisory Committee

Keynote Guest Speaker:

  • 1:00:40 – David Mayberry, Mayor, South-West Oxford

Meeting Follow-Up Links & Resources

  • Mayor David Mayberry’s book suggestions are noted below with their availability at the Stratford Public Library and/or Fanfare Books.
  • Please keep an eye on City Council meetings over the next month. The meeting on Monday February 22nd begins at 3pm and Council will receive two reports about Stratford’s greenhouse gas emissions. Council will also consider a resolution about immediate goals and a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. See more information about the climate-related agenda items as well as information on how to watch the Council meeting online.
  • We have launched a new webpage focused on local solutions and have posted three reports and a link to a household carbon calculator. Please take a look!

Mayor Mayberry’s book suggestions are on his slides in the video of his presentation and he also offered a few additional titles:

A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright (Massey lecture series) – not at Stratford Public Library (SPL) or Fanfare

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond – at SPL and Fanfare
Collapse by Jared Diamond – at SPL
Upheaval by Jared Diamond – at Fanfare
anything by Diamond is recommended by Mayor Mayberry

Third Industrial Revolution by Jeremy Rifkin – not at SPL or Fanfare

Prosperity without Growth by Tim Jackson – not at SPL or Fanfare

21 Lessons for the 21st Century, by Yuval Harari; He also wrote Sapiens and Homo Deus, “all good reads” – at SPL and Fanfare

The Price of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz; “big picture thoughts” – at SPL

Fanfare Books can order all titles above and have them in within ten days or so.