Hundreds of communities have declared we’re in a climate emergency. People from coast to coast to coast have been rising up to demand a Green New Deal.
Dylan Penner's blog
Less than 24 hours after declaring a climate emergency, the government announced it will be moving forward with the climate-polluting Trans Mountain pipeline project.
This is part of a series on sparking change with a Green New Deal.
When I first started working on climate issues almost 20 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) pegged the annual death toll from the climate crisis at 150,000. The WHO is now projecting that from 2030 to 2050 the climate crisis will take the lives of at least 250,000 every year.
This is the first blog in a series on the changes a Green New Deal can spark.
On May 6, the Council of Canadians helped launch the Pact for a Green New Deal, along side dozens of other organizations. Over 50,000 people have since signed the pledge, over 100 organizations have now joined, and 150 town halls have taken place (with many more still planned). This is just the beginning of shaping a Green New Deal.
13 people were arrested on Parliament Hill yesterday at a Protest Against Megadam Megadamage in Ottawa, which started outside the annual meeting of the International Coalition on Large Dams before marching to the Hill. Everyone was released with a trespass ticket and a 90 day ban from the Hill soon after.
I took part in the protest, organized by the Ontario-Muskrat Solidarity Coalition and Wa Ni Ska Tan: An Alliance of Hydro Impacted Communities. Indigenous Land and Water Protectors were in Ottawa to challenge Site C, Muskrat Falls, the Automation of the Grand Rapids Generation Station, and other damaging megadam projects.
From June 9-18, people from coast-to-coast-to-coast are taking action to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet are expected to release their decision on whether they’ll approve the controversial project by June 18.
The Council of Canadians has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale calling for the immediate end to deportation proceedings against UN Convention refugee Mohamed Harkat.
You may have children or grandchildren who are worried about the future of our planet in the face of climate change.
The distressing reality is that we all have a lot to be concerned about when it comes to making sure Earth has a livable environment for current and future generations.