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Gift-giving, Black Friday, and the Climate Emergency

Given the climate emergency, consider donating to organizations that are doing the necessary work required at this time. CAN-Rac, Climate Action Network Canada, is dedicated to doing all they can to bring together over 100 member groups in Canada on climate issues.

One Earth, One Vote

Add your name to this initiative to let our current party leaders know that your vote will not be given to a government that does not uphold environmental protection, economic justice and human rights. Add your name to the list of Canadians everywhere who are demanding that our leaders consider the future of our planet and take it seriously this upcoming October. This letter will be sent to your local candidate as well as all federal party leaders.

Guest blog: WE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT: A LOVE STORY

by David Burman

“We might not make it.” Hearing these words, I felt a wave of shock through my body. After 30 years of environmental and Indigenous rights activism, that phrase struck home like nothing before.  Back in the 1990s I had heard Thomas Berry[i] say “I don’t think the human is a viable species.” Pretty outrageous then, it was meant to wake us up to the destructive path we were following, to change our story, our operating assumptions of constant growth and the illusion of progress.


The Pact for a Green New Deal

On May 6th, a coalition of over 60 organizations across Canada launched the Pact for a Green New Deal to push for more ambitious climate action ahead of the coming elections. Scientists, artists, youth, indigenous leaders and people across Canada have signed on, and we invite you as an individual to sign on to this broad call to develop a plan to meet the science of climate change, see the full implementation of UNDRIP, FPIC and the TRC recommendations, and fix our broken economic and social systems.

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