Transition Brockville archive

Tag : Youth (49)

Walking the rural way in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Network / Fall 2018 Newsletter

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (LGL) District Health Unit, in partnership with active school travel stakeholders in Brockville, Smiths Falls and Mississippi Mills, was successful in receiving $100,000 over two years to pilot the “Walking the Rural Way” Project. This project will operationalize “community tailored” Walking School Bus (WSB) models, using trained adult leaders to walk with elementary school children, on established routes to school. Similar to a yellow school bus, a WSB has designated “bus stops” and “pick up times”, where children and families are encouraged to join. The project is supported by Ontario Active School Travel, a program of Green Communities Canada with funding from the Government of Ontario.

The following six schools are scheduled to participate in the first year of the “Walking the Rural Way” Project:

  • Westminster Public School (Brockville)
  • Commonwealth Public School (Brockville)
  • Chimo Elementary School (Smiths Falls)
  • Duncan J Schoular Public School (Smiths Falls)
  • St. Francis de Sales Catholic School (Smiths Falls)
  • R. Tait McKenzie Public School (Mississippi Mills)

Brockville schools will be running the Walking School Bus on Walking Wednesdays, with Westminster school using a before and after school model, while Commonwealth will start with mornings only. Smiths Falls will be piloting a Monday to Friday model, mornings only. The Walking School Bus will run from October to November 2018, and start up again April to end of June, 2019.

For more information, visit http://healthunit.org/health-information/physical-activity-rest/active-school-travel/ or e-mail WalkingSchoolBus_LGL@healthunit.org

A Call to Life: Preview

Climate Action/Music and the Spoken Word / 17 March 2018

Concert pianist Rachelle McCabe and creative writer Kathleen Dean Moore inspire audiences to defend the wild, reeling world in a performance that weaves powerful spoken words into Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.”

[ ARTIST WEBSITE ]

How I talk to my daughter about climate change

The Atlantic / Michelle Nijhuis / 05 April 2018

My daughter is 9—9 and a half, she would tell you—and she’s curious about many things. She’s curious about dragons and hyenas, prime numbers and royal marriages. She’s curious about robots and religion and race and gender. She wants to know why kids can’t vote; she wants to know if there’s any news about the Mueller investigation.

She doesn’t want to know about climate change. Not from me, at least. Not yet.

[ FULL ARTICLE ]

FAB Nature Camp registration

Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network

Camp Registration is now open for the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Family of Nature Camps!

We have two great locations this season: Landon Bay Centre, Gananoque and Kendrick’s Park, Lyndhurst

Register online or visit us at one of the upcoming registration events:
April 7, 2018 at the Lansdowne Community Centre
April 21, 2018 at the Gananoque Arena

[ MORE INFO ]

Helping my daughter face climate change with an open heart

Yes! Magazine / Chris Moore-Backman / 04 December 2017

Gazing into the smoke, my daughter seated beside me, I considered the stark difference our awareness of global warming created between my childhood and hers. And I felt a deep anxiety stir in my belly.

What happens to a child’s psyche, I asked myself, as she gradually absorbs the knowledge that our planet is warming at a terrifying rate and to an unimaginably dangerous degree, then quietly observes the adults in her life, particularly those most responsible for caring for and protecting her, doing the very things that are causing the emergency? What happens as she observes the mundane spectrum of everyday life in the United States amid climate chaos: as dad pulls the car up to the pump, as mom comes home from the airport after a business trip, as the family sits down to another meat and factory farm-based dinner, iPhones at the ready and the thermostat cranked to 70?

[ FULL ARTICLE ]

Educating children in the spirit of simple living

Mother Earth News / 09 November 2017

One of the most beautiful things about simple living is how child-friendly it is. Closeness to nature, a slow pace of life and an abundance of simple, practical activities are just the thing for children of all ages (and adults, too). Young and old alike enjoy digging in the dirt, playing with baby chicks or shaping dough into loaves of bread.

I don’t think education, however inspiring and individually adapted, should turn into running in circles around the child and making sure there’s no boring moment. I see many parents driven by the famous “Mom, I’m bored!” especially during summer vacations – so much that they feel compelled to entertain their children 24/7. As soon as the child says he or she is bored, they will be immediately taken to the mall, the zoo, the swimming pool, or signed up to any number of extra-curricular activities.

Boredom, while often seen as unproductive, can in fact be of infinite use.

[ FULL ARTICLE ]

«page 1 of 9

The Transition Framework

Transition initiatives share many of the same goals as other groups, and work collaboratively with a variety of organizations in their local areas. Transition differs in that it focuses specifically on preparing communities for the changes associated with unprecedented resource depletion and transitioning away from fossil-fuel dependency.

— Transition U.S.
TB Projects

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Like to receive a monthly digest of our key posts plus local news and event listings?

Subscribe

View past issues

Subscribe to our Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Area Community Gardens