This is what an emergency looks like…

Do you remember way back in January 2020 when the coronavirus was just another news story?  For years, experts have been making urgent calls about the possibility of a global pandemic.  But these scientific warnings, not unlike climate science, only popped up briefly on our collective radar before being swallowed up by the cacophony of … Continue reading This is what an emergency looks like…

Climate Challenge 10: Staycation

PANDEMIC OR NOT, STAYCATIONS ARE SUPERIOR Our family has been doing staycations and short train rides for years in order to reduce our emissions.  Now that Corona Virus is on everyone's mind, we expect a lot of people will also be giving staycations a go.  Here's the thing -- you might not go back, because … Continue reading Climate Challenge 10: Staycation

Challenge 6: Follow or Subscribe to Climate News

Climate Change is fucking complicated.  Following detailed climate news from reliable sources will make you into a better and more confident climate activist!  Myrtle attributes her turn towards activism to following climate news -- at first the slow-drip of crises was unpleasant, but eventually it got her fired up to fix the problem and learn … Continue reading Challenge 6: Follow or Subscribe to Climate News

Challenge 5: Meet your MP!

This post is written with Canada in mind -- but it's always a good idea to meet with elected officials.  So if you live outside Canada -- go and meet them anyway!  It's harder for them to ignore you face-to-face.  They may still ignore you, but if there are enough us, we will eventually wear … Continue reading Challenge 5: Meet your MP!

Climate Challenge 4: Divest!

There was no blog post for Challenge 3 -- Flight Free 2020 -- because it's pretty self-explanatory.  If you've participating, you can sign up here (Canada, USA) to put the air industry on notice. Our Week 4 challenge is a little more complex though: divest yourself and your pension plan!  If you're wondering why this … Continue reading Climate Challenge 4: Divest!