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Posted by Stephanie Rogers on December 14, 2015 in News

Perhaps we can find evidence around us that more science informed decision making is underway. This would be good news in efforts to reduce climate change and reduce green house gas emissions.

From Elizabeth May's take on the long but worthy results of Cop21, "Canadians can be rightly proud of what our government did in Paris...and the newly minted (and now totally exhausted) Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, enough for her work."

But Canada still needs to improve its climate target - as they were not so stellar as left by the previous government. As we know, the Liberal election platform and recent speech in the House, articulated a commitment to follow up on COP21, by consulting all provincial and territorial governments and engaging with municipal governments and First Nations as well.

Members of the Faculty, are preparing to partner with the Living Earth Council (LEC), and the Town of Truro for planning for Earth Day events on April 21/22 2016. The municipality wants to share an update on their sustainability plans and progress. This continues to be a role for citizens to be engaged in, inspired by, and really fired up about (of course by renewable sources only :-0) 

 As Donella Meadows (2002) wisely argues, "Living successfully in a world of systems requires more of us than our ability to calculate. It requires our full humanity–our rationality, our ability to sort out truth from falsehood, our intuition, our compassion, our vision, and our morality."

Please contact Kathleen Kevany for more information or to share ideas to accelerate our progress in reducing climate change.