Cities and Climate Action in the News

Mourning a death. Autoworkers on boats from both sides of the border, including members of the United Auto Workers' Downriver Anti-Pollution League, hold a wake on the Detroit River on the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, and lay a floral wreath to signify the "death" by pollution of the river and Lake Erie
WINDSOR STAR: As Earth Day turns 50, COVID-19 offers valuable warning
Co-lead of the Cities and Climate Action Forum, Anneke Smit, discusses the risk of losing momentum on climate action with Doug Schmidt. Read the full...
Former Toronto Mayor Dave Miller speaks at a youth climate change conference on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Capitol Theatre in Windsor, ON. DAN JANISSE / Windsor Star
WINDSOR STAR: Youth gather from across the province to discuss climate change
Mary Caton caught up with some student participants to share their stories and experiences at the Youth Workshop on Local Climate Action, hosted by the...
Source: University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario by Ken Lund.
LAW TIMES: Windsor Law Cities and Climate Action receives $125,000 in federal funding
The University of Windsor has received $125,000 through the Climate Action Fund to help advance meaningful climate action in Ontario. Bernise Corolino writes about the funding and...
University of Windsor Welcome Centre, June 26, 2019. Blackburn News file photo.
BLACKBURN NEWS: UWindsor conference engages youth on climate change
The Youth Workshop on Local Climate Action will host 140 students from across the Province and is only a few days away. Read what Co-Lead...
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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA: New climate action funding announced for Windsor Law
Today, the Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, Irek Kusmierczyk, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $125,000...
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CBC AFTERNOON DRIVE: Cities and Climate Action students interviewed
Windsor has approved a budget for 2020 — but how does it perform in light of the city’s declaration of a climate emergency? Afternoon Drive...
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CTV WINDSOR: Cities and Climate Action co-lead Smit, students interviewed
The City of Windsor will meet on January 27, 2020 to deliberate over the municipal budget. Watch to see what Co-Lead of the Cities and...
WINDSOR STAR: Cities & Climate Action co-lead Smit on drive-thrus in climate emergency
A climate emergency — and a drive-thru for 27 cars: Windsor Star reports on municipal control over the establishment of drive-thrus in the wake of...
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RCP: Cities & Climate Forum work on local climate emergency declarations discussed
Follow the Rose City Politics discussion on the climate emergency declaration that had just been passed at Windsor City Council, the discussion at Essex Council...
Leamington DHS students work with local councillors and municipal staff at the 10 December Windsor Essex High School Climate Summit
AM800: Cities and Climate Action students lead workshop at high school climate summit
Windsor Law Cities and Climate Action Forum students led a workshop on constructive climate engagement with municipal councillors and staff at the first-ever Windsor-Essex high...
WINDSOR STAR: Windsor Law students appear before Essex County Council
“What is the cost of doing nothing? Can we afford to do nothing?” The question posed by Essex County Warden Gary McNamara after a brief...
UWINDSOR DAILY NEWS: Windsor Law students lead national research-a-thon
The national event, timed to coincide with the Global Law Clinics Day of Action on Climate Change, was organized by the student-led Windsor Law Cities...