News of climate progress here at home, across Canada and around the world. 
  • Introducing the Maple Ridge Climate Hub
  • Earth Day at home
  • Setting GHG reduction targets in Maple Ridge
  • Building back better after COVID-19
  • Transportation planning in Maple Ridge

Introducing the Maple Ridge Climate Hub

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. What better time to launch a newsletter featuring climate actions people are taking right now to clean up our air and our earth? 

This weekly jolt of good news comes to you from the Maple Ridge Climate Hub, a community group formed to help Maple Ridge take action on climate change. 

We'll bring you updates on climate progress from our community, and others in BC, across Canada, and around the world – as well as opportunities to learn, engage and act. 

We’re so glad to meet you on this path to a better future. 

Earth Day at home

Though crowded events to celebrate Earth Day have been cancelled this year, there are tons of on- and off-line events and activities to help you get your Earth Day on. Here are a few to get started.

Find practical, creative, and fun ideas for all tastes and ages on Earth Day Canada’s #EarthDayAtHome page. 

Attend a webinar hosted by Corporate Knights on how a post-COVID green renovation wave could help our economy come roaring back. Learn more and register

Watch The Story of Plastic on Discovery channel (check local listings for the time). Produced by the team from The Story of Stuff, this premiere is billed as an exposé of the true villains and heroes behind the fight against plastic pollution.

Take part in a special Earth Day NASA Science Live show at 3 p.m. Eastern (noon Pacific Time).

Setting GHG reduction targets in Maple Ridge

We’re asking City Council for firm targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), and a plan to hit the targets.

In a 2018 report, climate scientists from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) told us we must reduce GHGs dramatically to avoid catastrophic and irreversible climate change. And the most critical time to act is now. 

Setting targets and making a plan is a lot like deciding where you want to go for your next vacation, and taking a map so you know how to get there. 

Join us in asking City Council to agree on a climate destination, and to create a roadmap that will guide us there.

Sign the petition.

Building back better after COVID-19

Does saving the climate even matter in a world grappling with the devastation of COVID-19? Yes, says the World Economic Forum. 

Governments and businesses are looking toward the light at the end of the tunnel, and preparing for a massive stimulus package to defibrillate the economy.

Instead of business as usual, we must rebuild from this crisis in a way that delivers a healthy future for everyone, through greater resilience and a clear pathway to a zero-carbon future. 

Read how we can build back better.

Transportation planning in Maple Ridge 

Staff at City Hall are starting the process to update the city’s 5-year transportation plan. 

It’s a fantastic opportunity to support micromobility – from walking to biking to zipping around on scooters – and hugely reduce emissions at the same time. 

Learn more on the Climate Hub blog.

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