We all know that Lanark County is one of the best kept secrets in Canada. Its small towns and rural communities are human scale. Our backyards are its many, many lakes, its rivers and wilderness areas.
This doesn’t make us immune from the ravages of the global climate breakdown. Nor does it stop us from acting to stop and reverse climate change and to protect ourselves from its worst effects.
Climate Network Lanark (CNL) is laser focused on seeing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Lanark County and Smiths Falls cut in half by 2030. That’s what the world must do, that’s what we must do. And since half of our emissions are generated locally, from our buildings, our transportation, our waste, there’s a huge opportunity for us to make a huge difference.
We’ve got People Power, we’ve got ideas and plans for action. Join us, help us, donate.
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Transportation in this area is a huge source of greenhouse gases (GHGs) as the county, a microcosm of Canada, has lots of space and not many people but all have to travel. It presents a real challenge as transportation in a rural area like ours is necessary for work,...
It can’t be emphasized more urgently how we need to reassess how we think about the food we grow and consume. We must make sure we are doing our part to address these complex issues in the intertwined web of living on planet Earth. .. read more
Just to the east of here, Ottawa takes to heart the fact that leaf blowers produce more emissions than pick up trucks. ... read more
Local food grower, educator and biologist, Alberto Suarez-Esteban, tackles climate change by practicing regenerative farming. ... listen to interview
Lanark County’s best-known waterways are due to face a difficult future, while also contending with droughts at the moment. .. read more
On Saturday, March 12, Lanark County Warden John Fenik will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Perth Town Hall, 80 Gore St. E. Area residents are invited to attend the 11 a.m. opening of the local job office for the Ministry of Just Transition. read more
In short, there is no planet B where humans can live an earth-like existence. This planet is all we have. And what does that mean for the residents of Lanark County? .. read more
It has been proven again and again: if citizens get together to demand action from governments, change will happen. The folks at Climate Network Lanark (CNL) who are working with Lanark County Council to form an aggressive Climate Action Plan tell me that other...
Dr. Paul Keddy loves Lanark County, and he wants to help protect its natural environment for our grandchildren’s grandchildren and beyond, but he knows that old ways are hard to change. In Lanark County, we have a huge natural storage of carbon dioxide, in our...
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