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ECA Presentation Follow Up

Subject: ECA Presentation Follow Up

Hi Rose,

Thank you for having me speak at your AGM today. It was such a passionate and engaged audience. I really enjoyed myself.

I was asked by a few folks for a map or image of our focus area. I've attached this and am hoping that you can forward it to your group.

Perhaps you can also include these links of interest. Subscribe to the ECA newsletter:

Donationsfor our ECA Natural Heritage Project that will be matched by the Butterfield's up to $25,000:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Warm regards,


Jarvis Strong
Executive Director
Escarpment Corridor Alliance
Conserve | Create | Unite
705-441-3346 mobile
c/o Collingwood Foundry, 64 Hurontario St, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 2L6

Climate Action Team

Climate Connections

Hope you have had a good and relaxing summer. We have taken some time to take a bit of a break, rejuvenate and to plan ahead for a busy fall season. As it turns out, it became a rather busy summer!

Our "Electrify Your Ride" event in June was amazing, with 17 electric vehicles, including cars, bikes and a truck. Thanks to everyone who came out to participate with CCAT in Collingwood's first Pride Parade in July - what a colourful group we were and what fun it was! It's been lovely to connect with many of you at the Farmers' Market on a Saturday in June and one in August. And in breaking news: read in Collingwood Today about a CCAT presentation to the Town made this afternoon urging them to set more ambitious targets for carbon reduction.

Now that Fall is approaching, there is so much to talk about. In this newsletter, we'll fill you in onsome of the events coming up this fall such as:
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  1. The Collingwood Climate Action Team's (CCAT) Third Anniversary! Come celebrate with us on Thursday September 29th as we show an amazing film with a motivational message and enjoy a celebratory cake.
  2. CCAT goes to Market - our next visit to the Farmers' Market is Saturday September 24th
  3. Fundraising Online Art Auction - due to the generosity of a local artist, you will have the opportunity to bid on some amazing artwork and jewelry.
  4. Plans for the Municipal Election so we can be informed voters
  5. More news on our Carbon Footprint Challenge and upcoming Carbon Conversation Workshops - a great way to make a difference.

So let's get to the details .....

1- The Collingwood Climate Action Team Turns Three Years Old !!! Yes, it’s true! I know, I know, we don’t look a day over two, but we actually got started in September, 2019.

To celebrate, CCAT is hosting a special screening of “What You Won’t Do For Love” on Tuesday September 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Simcoe Street Theatre. “What You Won’t Do For Love” is a conversation about how love for each other can help us learn to love and take care of our planet.

Adapted for screen from a theatre production, “What You Won’t Do For Love” transforms real-life conversations between David Suzuki, his wife Tara Cullis, playwright and actor Miriam Fernandes, and her husband Sturla Alvsvaag, into a charmingly novel and poetic film. Over an idyllic day in British Columbia, Miriam and Sturla take in a lifetime of David and Tara’s adventures, inspiration, and love and in turn reflect on our own relationship to each other and the planet. Revealing David Suzuki and Tara Cullis in an affable, conversational, and often comedic light,
“What You Won’t Do For Love” asks: “Can we learn to love the planet as much as these two people love one another?” A facilitated discussion will follow the screening, as well as cake!

Limited seating is available and we invite you to spread the word. To reserve your spot, please go to the CCAT website Collingwood Climate Action and look under "About" and "Events''. Seating will become available as of September 12th. Don’t miss this special celebratory event!!!

2- CCAT is back at the Collingwood Farmers’ Market on Saturday September 24th - Please stop by our table, say "hello", ask any questions you might have, and let us know your ideas on how to help spread the climate action message more effectively - we’re all ears and it's so good to be able to talk in person again.

3- Online Fundraising Art Auction - This is a great opportunity to help CCAT and brighten your world! Local artist, Chris Marin, has generously donated thirty paintings, as well as fifty pieces of handcrafted jewelry to our first ever fundraising event! Thanks to Chris, we’ll be holding an online Art Auction in early November. More details will be featured on our website as well as sent out in the weeks to come. Please help us spread the word, so we can reach a broad range of people to participate in this fundraising event, in time for Christmas gift giving.

Speaking of fundraising, we are now a registered charitable organization and in need of funds to continue our work. Please consider making a tax deductible donation directly through our website Donate button or through an e-transfer to Your financial support is most appreciated.

4- Collingwood Municipal Election Guide – The municipal election is October 24th. The actions of our municipal government have more impact on our day-to-day living than any other, yet fewer people vote when it matters the most. We are preparing some questions which will be sent to all candidates so we know where they stand on issues important to the future of our town. If you have a question you would like included, please contact us asap at, with "Municipal Election" in the subject line. We will be publicizing the responses closer to election day so we can all be better informed voters.

In the meantime,you may want to sign up for a webinar sponsored by the Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign and Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment on Wednesday September 14th at 8:00 p.m. on "Hope and Climate Action at the Local Level: 2022 Ontario Municipal elections". For more information and to register for this webinar Click Here

5- Carbon Conversations – We will be continuing our popular workshop series to raise awareness about personal carbon emissions and what we can do about them. These are lively facilitated discussions where we learn from each other and make plans to make a difference. If you haven’t already done your Carbon Footprint, Click Here to get started. If you have done your footprint and are ready for more in-depth discussion about what it all means, sign up for the six workshop series Click Here. Feedback from these workshops has been very positive, with people feeling personally empowered and hopeful when they are able to take some small, and not so small, steps on their own. You can do these workshops as an individual or as part of a neighbourhood group, as an employment team building exercise, or a way to get to know others in a social group. There are lots of possibilities and we will be happy to help you get started and explore the best way and dates which will work for you. We have received a small grant from the Town of Collingwood to cover some of the costs of these workshops and are thankful for their support.

Well, that's it for now. There are other events in the works for which we are still finalizing details, so stay tuned for more news to come. We always love to hear from you, so please be in touch with us at:

Collingwood Climate Action