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The PERC thanks the Community Foundation of Ottawa

and the Ottawa Sustainability Fund for their support

of our Practical Environmentalism: Energy Conservation for Low-Income Populations project

Offered in partnership with EnviroCentre


In this issue..

Keeping Hockey Alive: Coping with Climate Change


by Michelle McConnell 


Hockey is a sport that is deeply entrenched in our Canadian culture. We grew up skating. We breathed the cold air into our lungs in the winter while we furiously passed the puck along the rink, skating, it seemed, to save our lives, all in an effort to score and win. The rink is where we made our first friends, our first teams, and our first falls when learning to skate. We knew that most afternoons would be spent watching, or hearing about, hockey games. During the playoffs, the channel never changed. We know the game by heart, and we love it.

But what if that culture is being threatened by climate change? Well, the National Hockey League has said just that, that climate change threatens the continued culture of hockey for Canadians. 


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