Community Events

June 6 in Parry Sound — Climate Action Forum and trade show

🌲 Interested in learning more about products and services in the areas of renewable energy, heat pumps, building retrofits, EV charging, waste reduction, and more? Come out and ask the experts! Talk to EV charging network providers and installers at the Climate Action Forum and trade show on June 6, from 2-6 pm at the Stockey Centre, 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.

🌍 Join local businesses, contractors, and organizations to learn about all of the different kinds of climate action happening in the Georgian Bay Biosphere region. Please help spread the word! Share the event on Facebook.

🚴 There are lots of vendors confirmed with room for more! Local businesses and community groups can apply for a free booth HERE, and the organizers will be in touch to confirm your spot.

April 20, 2024

The PSM Greens are sponsoring a non-partisan community wide climate symposium. Save the Date (April 20th) and hear both local experts and your friends and neighbours share personal experiences on our journey to protect our children’s future and our home. The event will be held at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville from 1:30 pm – 4 pm on Saturday, April 20.   Everyone is welcome!

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Learn more about the presentations made here

Feb 1, 2024 at 7pm – Cold Climate Heat Pumps in Muskoka: Webinar

  • Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling, making them versatile and cost-effective
  • Heat pumps are more efficient to run, so you’ll save money on your energy bills
  • Heat pumps are an eco-friendly alternative to natural gas and baseboard heating
  • A federal Canada Greener Homes Grant and Loan can help offset the cost of installation.

Presented by Audrey Bayens, a Registered Energy Advisor with Goldfinch Energy, an Advisor for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Community Building Retrofit Program and a volunteer with weRcircular, a circular economy community awareness group. In partnership with Climate Action Muskoka.

Presentation slide deck available here – pdf

 Webinar recording available here – YouTube

Tues, January 23, 2024 at 10 am Climate and Energy Conservation

Guest Speaker, Peter Love, will speak about climate change as the most important environmental issue to face mankind and the role of man-made greenhouse gas emissions in creating this problem. We will learn about the importance, benefits, and challenges of energy conservation, and what you can do at home, work, and school, as well as the role for businesses and governments.  The webinar will highlight the close relationship between energy conservation and nature conservancy.

To register: Email or call Camryn at or
(705) 645-7393 ext. 200

Get your Tickets: Engage Muskoka Climate Action Film Festival, Nov. 29

Engage Muskoka Climate Action Film Festival poster

Engage Muskoka Climate Action Film Festival is Nov. 29 at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville. 
Get your tickets

Family Picnic & Clothing Swap

Join us Sunday October 1 from 12pm to 2:30pm for the first ever Family Picnic & Clothing Swap sponsored by the Parry Sound Muskoka Green Party!

Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic lunch, and join us at Annie Williams Park in Bracebridge for an afternoon of family fun and social time featuring the fun musical stylings of Wilderness Betty!

Bring your lightly used clothing items to swap & trade & donate with other parents – we will have picnic tables and/or clotheslines available!

Any leftovers we are happy to donate to the re-store for you!

RSVP Here or Drop By:

Green Volunteers Marshall PRIDE Parade 

July 30, 2023 – Bracebridge

Green Volunteers Marshall PRIDE Parade – Thank you to our large team of Green volunteers who marshalled the PRIDE Parade and hosted our Green info table on Sunday in Bracebridge. Special welcome to the seven new volunteers who signed up! 

Be sure to complete the District Climate Action Survey before August 12th – The District of Muskoka is inviting input for the Climate Mitigation Plan. Please take the time (3 -5 minutes) to complete the survey at this link District of Muskoka Greenhouse Gas Initiatives Survey  Let the District know the urgency of climate action. Residents and visitors in Almaguin, Parry Sound and Muskoka are invited to participate in this survey. Share it widely. Your voice matters. 

More Local Action Here

First-ever Muskoka EV Show comes to Bracebridge Fairgrounds – May 27, 2023

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See and test drive electric vehicles. Get your questions answered.

Bracebridge, April 13, 2023 — Muskoka Conservancy and Climate Action Muskoka proudly announce the first-ever Muskoka EV Show, coming to the Bracebridge Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 27 from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

“The future is electric, and the faster we can get there the better,” said Peter Love, an energy consultant and Muskoka Conservancy board member who instigated the idea. “Muskoka is well-positioned to be a leader in this revolution.”
“Private vehicles are responsible for almost 70% of all community greenhouse gas emissions in Muskoka,” said Lesley Hastie, lead event organizer for Climate Action Muskoka. “Switching to electric promises to make a huge difference here. People are excited to see and test drive and learn about electric vehicles. The Muskoka EV Show will help them make that move.”
The show—so far—includes:

  • New EVs from Cavalcade Ford, Tesla, Muskoka Nissan and Hyundai of Muskoka
  • New electric bikes from 171 Electric Bike Company
  • An electric launch conversion from Stan Hunter Boatbuilder
  • Park-and-Display area with electric cars and bikes and their owners, ready to answer
    your questions. Some may opt to take visitors for a ride along or a test drive.
  • Presentations and information from the Electric Vehicle Society, enVgo, Lakeland Solutions, PlugNDrive, reThinkgreen, and keynote speaker Steve Lapp, an expert on EVs and low carbon energy technology system design and education.
  • Admission is free. Donations appreciated. Bring your own water bottle

Learn about electric vehicles and find out what EV ownership is really like. Test drive an electric vehicle and see for yourself how well they perform. Visit for further details.
If you have an electric vehicle or are an electric vehicle dealer interested in participating in the show, or if you are available to volunteer, contact Lesley Hastie at

Muskoka Conservancy is a charitable organization that works to conserve and protect natural spaces in Muskoka for future generations.
Climate Action Muskoka is an inclusive, non-partisan grassroots group whose mission is to collaborate with individuals, businesses, groups and all levels of government to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.

First electrical vehicle show draws a good crowd

May 30, 2023 – DOPPLER ONLINE 

There were many people out to see the electric vehicles on display at the first-ever Muskoka EV Show on Saturday in Bracebridge.

The event was held at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds and hosted by Muskoka Conservancy in conjunction with Climate Action Muskoka.

Those is attendance were able to get information and have a good discussion about the pros and cons of EVs.