The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it     Robert Swan

Poster for Stratford's Green Recognition Program. learn about it at https://www.stratford.ca/en/live-here/green-recognition-program.aspx

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Will you recycle your lawn sign, or are you saving it for the next election?

If you’d like to recycle your sign, please e-mail us, and include your address.; we’ll pick it up.

SDSS Eco Club’s community garden

LATEST ON THE HOUSING CRISIS…

On November 8 Ryan Erb, Executive Director of Perth Huron United Way, gave a rousing talk on housing in Stratford. He talked about the state of homelessness, supportive housing, and how all sectors of Stratford’s housing market should fit together.  He also told us about some EXCITING NEW PROJECTS..

Later that evening, Jason Davis spoke about new alternatives for affordable housing when he attended the Community Land Trust Summit in Toronto last month. He has some EXCITING NEW IDEAS on housing,

We filmed both talks, and you can see them on our housing page.

Stratford Affordable Housing Alliance (SAHA)

  • What’s the difference between affordable and attainable housing?
  • Do short-term rentals have a role in housing affordability?

  • Are community land trusts a good option for creating/maintaining affordable hosting in Stratford?

  • What can we do to advocate for truly affordable housing?

Earth Day: April 22

Truth and Reconciliation Week

Truth and Reconciliation Week

Saturday was the culmination of Truth and Reconciliation Week at the Falstaff Family Centre and ceremonies were led by Todd Torresan, also known as Chi Animikiikaa (Big Thunder), a member of the Oneida Nation.  Torresan led all-ages activities, including a Talking Circle with a Sacred Fire,  Medicine Wheel teachings and storytelling, and a demonstration of sage and sweetgrass medicines, and offered traditional and medicinal tea. Following the activities, Torresan led orange-clad Indigenous...

Roundtable discussion on housing, June 14

Roundtable discussion on housing, June 14

The Perth County Sustainability Hub will hold another of our roundtable discussions on Wednesday, June 14 at 7 - 8:30 pm. We'll be discussing housing, and our invited speakers will be Jason Davis, Nicole Andre, and Mike Sullivan. All three are local activists who have done their homework on the housing problem. These are some of the questions they will be responding to:   What’s the difference between affordable and attainable housing? Do short-term rentals have a role in housing...

Future Ground Conference at Humber College

Future Ground Conference at Humber College

Jane Marie Mitchell attended the Suzuki Foundation's Future Ground Network Conference on May 27.  She came back with many connections and much news and information that she will share at our next working meeting in August. We are so grateful to the Suzuki Foundation for their support of our work, and thrilled at what we learned from other participating local activist groups. Our June meeting will be the online forum, "Local Voices on Housing"  on June 14.  Receive your invitation by writing us...

Attainable Housing Project

Attainable Housing Project

  Community Submission from Nicole Andre on the AHP: Housing Project at the Regular Council meeting scheduled for: Date of Meeting: Monday, May 08, 2023Time: 7:00 p.m.Location: Council Chambers, Stratford City Hall.1 Wellington Street, Stratford, ON N5A 6W1The Staff Report will be included in the agenda for the meeting. The agenda will be published to the City’s website by May 5, 2023 at the link below:https://calendar.stratford.ca/meetings/Detail/2023–05–08–1900–Regular–Council How to Get...