December 2020

Picture of a treed shoreline in winter with a frozen lake in front of it. Photo by Kayvan Mazhar.

Ontario’s New Approach to Forest Management

  • Nature

It is almost unbelievable that Ontario’s forest environment is being set back by decades and sadly with permanent and irreversible damage to the future of a truly sustainable forest, that serves all people, provides the biodiversity we need to protect our health, and protects us from the ravages of climate change. While a few people will benefit greatly from these recent changes, Ontarians will pay a dreadful price for this government’s regressive approach to our environment and our home.

Three women sitting around a large conference table with laptops open in front of them Photo by Christina Wocintechchat.

Defunding Police to Invest in People

  • Planning

As we all take unprecedented measures to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, we can’t lose sight of an equally urgent public health crisis: climate change.

Climate change has serious consequences for our mental and physical health and, just like COVID, some already-disadvantaged populations are hit harder through no fault of their own. This was one of the most valuable lessons from the pandemic along with:  we all can and must take action toward the common good, our health is tied to that of others, and governments can act swiftly in the face of crisis.  These are all applicable to climate solutions.

The Health Crisis of Climate Change

As we all take unprecedented measures to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, we can’t lose sight of an equally urgent public health crisis: climate change.

Climate change has serious consequences for our mental and physical health and, just like COVID, some already-disadvantaged populations are hit harder through no fault of their own. This was one of the most valuable lessons from the pandemic along with:  we all can and must take action toward the common good, our health is tied to that of others, and governments can act swiftly in the face of crisis.  These are all applicable to climate solutions.

Photo of the edge of a roof with the tops of solar panels showing. Photo by Scott Webb.

We have one chance to get recovery right

The pandemic made it clear that we need a more resilient and comprehensive public health care system. Governments must make investments that will keep all of us safe, make life affordable, and ensure everyone has access to the health care they need.