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Residents asked to walk for climate change

DAN CEARNS The Standard

SCUGOG: A local group is inviting the community to take part in a climate change strike in Port Perry this Friday, November 1st. The walk will meet at Reflection Park in Port Perry at noon. “All are welcome that would like to participate, and support our initiative. We’d love to have more people walking,” Joni Mountford told The Standard. The local community group organizing this, made up of 10 to 12 people, have been holding these climate walks every Friday for about the last six weeks. “We’re not into shouting and screaming. We just walk with our signs, and [answer] anybody that has questions and we pick up garbage,” Mrs. Mountford said. The group has also requested to appear before members of Scugog council to request the township to declare a climate emergency. “We understand there’s lots of requirements,” Mrs. Mountford said. “We’re willing to stick to it. We’d embrace anything if the town is willing to take some steps.” The group, including Jordyn Hooker, organized the climate change strike held at the Port Perry Fairgrounds late last month. “Jordyn is lovely, and she tries her very best,” Mrs. Mountford said. “She felt listening to Greta [Thunberg] was very stimulating for her place in life, or where she is in her growing. Greta has certainly given her some strength.”

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