Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, today released her 2016 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, Facing Climate Change.
In the first chapter of this year’s report, the ECO reviews the science of climate change, its impacts on our planet and why Ontario must dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The following chapters report on what Ontario’s emissions are now, and what the government is doing to reduce them.
GBA Letter to Honourable Kathryn McGarry, Minister Natural Resources and Forestry on concerns with Asian Carp
The GBA has recently submitted a letter to the Honourable Kathryn McGarry, Minitser Natural Resources and Forestry about the real threat of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes. Here is a copy of the letter that was sent - link .
The Great Lakes make up a fifth of the Earth’s surface freshwater. From October 4-6, the Great Lakes Public Forum will be running in Toronto, where governments and citizens will discuss the state of the lakes. The Agenda with Steve Paikin and tvo.org will be broadcasting a special series of programming, as well as online articles, exclusive expert interviews by Nam Kiwanuka, and live-streamed video from the forum panels. For more information on the week’s programming go to the TVO site .
The Georgian Bay Association is committed to preserving, improving and/or maintaining water quality in Georgian Bay. We support our partners in this effort. You may never have heard of Exxpedition, but they are an international organization focused on raising awareness about water quality with a special focus on mircoplastics in water. Microplastics are thought to be endocrine disrupters and may therefore influence ecosystem and human health. So, there is a Great Lakes microplastic sampling and shoreline clean up event on August 20th 2016. The days events will be centred at Sail Parry Sound, in Parry Sound, with entertainment, BBQ and information tables. Members of the public are invited to attend the event in Parry Sound. Cottagers are encouraged to register at http://exxpedition.com/
Whats a summer at the cottage without talking about Septic Tanks? To feed the conversation and provide you with some helpful tips, we’ve put together a Septic Primer to churn the discussion.
Click Here for the Primer.
GBA, in conjunction with our fellow Georgian Bay organizations, is planning to hold a one day symposium late this fall as part of our 100th Anniversary activities. The GBA Board feels that it would be an appropriate to bring together some of the brightest and most engaged Georgian Bay stakeholders to discuss a collective vision for Georgian Bay circa 2116. The question we will address at the symposium is what actions do we need to take to ensure that our grandchildren’s grandchildren can experience the soul restoring beauty and characteristics of Georgian Bay that we have all been so lucky to enjoy? This symposium will be the start of the dialogue as we anticipate the need for considerable follow up action. Stay tuned to the GBA web site for updates as they are available.
Show your Support this Summer. Fly a GBA Flag at your cottage.
We have available through Flags Unlimited specially made GBA flags:
- 27 inches by 54 inches
- White background or blue background
- Duraknit III (knitted polyester)
- 2 grommets left hand side
- Single face reversed (mirror image on back) $48.82*
- Double sided (with liner in between) $85.44*
- * prices do not include HST or shipping and are in effect until Labour Day 2016