2015 is THE year for every human on planet Earth to add their voice to the demand for action to stop climate chaos.
The chance to preserve a healthy climate is slipping from our grasp—and this is the year we need to take it back. The stakes are high and the Harper government is dead-set against us, but we're seeing signs that the tide might be starting to turn—from the Bank of England warning people to get out of fossil fuels, to Oslo becoming the first capital city in the world to divest.*
To make sure the tide turns we need you to take to the streets and add your voice to build a magnificent crescendo of public outcry!
Creating the change we need will take a lot of planning, so we've got a lot planned—make sure you're planning ahead too!
March 14th: Harper's dangerous Bill C-51 would give CSIS and the RCMP unprecedented powers, creating a secret police force that will be used to push Harper's oily agenda. It's come to light that the RCMP are climate deniers; by contrast, the US security establishment views climate change as real and a dangerous threat to national security. Under this bill anyone who speaks out about climate change could become a target—the RCMP actually considers "eco-terrorism" a more serious threat than ISIL. Thousands of us took to the streets in dozens of rallies across the country. Check out the coverage.
April 11th: The First Ministers of every province and territory will be meeting in Québec City. They'll be discussing climate change and tar sands pipelines, and we're hoping to see tens of thousands of people there to make it crystal clear: we want concerted action! The experience in Quebec is not one you want to miss—get on the bus! (get your bus ticket and accommodation). Can't make it to Quebec? In Toronto we'll be going to the doors of MPs with Block Parties to Block Energy.
July 3rd-6th: Just before the Pan-Am Games, Ontario will be hosting the Pan-American Climate Summit. We're excited that this is happening, and yet we know that in order to see the ambitious action that is needed we're going to have to press hard. So we'll be running a weekend of climate action, culminating in some BIG events. You don't wanna miss this one!
Early December: The United Nations climate summit (aka COP21) will be in Paris this year. This will be the make or break conference for a universal agreement on real action to deal with climate change. Their website says "We're counting on you!" Join people in communities around the world to say loud and clear that we're ready for monumental change.