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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If you are feeling daunted by the scope of the climate crisis, Climate Network Lanark has an idea you will love — something easy, cheap and effective. read article
Director of CNL Sue Brandum and CNL Board Chair Scott Hortop sit down with Lake 88.1’s Lynda D’Aoust to talk about the power of composting. listen here
Sue Brandum goes in depth about how municipal action can be a powerful response to climate change in light of the upcoming election. The article also provides great questions to ask at your All-Candidate meetings this October. read article
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
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