We are the North Shore group working to address climate change in our community, and we invite you to join us!
We're an active group, meeting regularly, and always looking for more parents (and grandparents) to get involved.
Please get in touch if you would like to learn more:
What would you like to know about climate change?
Our monthly Meet the Expert sessions are aimed at helping us all learn a bit more about climate change. You can find past sessions here. Have an idea for an upcoming session? Let us know! [email protected]
Next Meet the Expert Session
Meet our local federal election candidates
We are asking all our local federal election candidates to meet with us so we can get to know them and their approach to climate change. Meetings will be scheduled as and when we hear back. Please join us, and bring your questions.
Call for a halt to logging of old growth forests
April 30 marked one year since the BC government received an independent strategic report on management of old growth forest - and recommendations for dealing with this critical and urgent issue. FOK North Shore is part of a province-wide collaboration to make sure the Premier is held to account for his promise to protect the forest.
You can learn more from this background document, including how to share your concerns with your MLA and anyone interested in joining this action.
Listen to Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committee explain the significance of old growth forest and how we should be moving forward to protect it. This recording is from our March 25 Meet-the-Expert session featuring Torrance.
June Campaign: Goodbye Plastics, Hello Ocean Ambassadors
Three ways to be part of this campaign:
- Join us for two information sessions focusing on plastics in our environment. Cleaning up our backyard will focus on Metro Vancouver's annual disposal of 1.1 billion single-use plastic items (June 8 @8 pm) and For the Love of Oceans and our Kids will feature Alison Wood of Ocean Ambassadors, who will present opportunities for us to create real change to stem the rise of marine pollution (June 22 @8 pm). Both sessions are presented in collaboration with West Vancouver Memorial Library.
- Sign Campaign for Nature's online petition for World Ocean Day, calling on world leaders to protect at least 30% of the planet's land and ocean by 2030.
- Join Ocean Ambassadors' letter-writing campaign pressing Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to present a proactive and progressive position for Canada at the UN's Climate Summit (COP 26) in November.
And you can keep up with our latest Instagram posts on plastic solutions throughout the month!
What is Bill C-12 and why is it important for you to get involved?
It's Canada's first attempt to spell out in legislation how we will reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and it needs to be strong enough to change the path we're on within the next 10 years. Right now, it's not. Find out more and add your name to this petition to strengthen Bill C-12
Ready to join us?
Sign up here. We will keep you up to date with all our meetings and campaigns we are working on.
Here are some actions we've been involved in over the past year
Read about our Provincial Election Action from Oct. 2020
Watch the Virtual Town Hall on a Green & Just Recovery we hosted last July, including Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and MP for North Vancouver
Find us in the news - our stories and our voices are being heard in the media, and they are making a difference.
Read Marian's story about how she became involved in climate action in this great article recently published on the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) website: Climate Action, a 21st Century Parenting Skill, and in this Opinion piece for The Province.
In response, Jonathan Wilkinson (federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change and MP for Vancouver North) penned this blog about the need for more parents - including dads! - to be involved in climate action.
And check out this letter to the editor urging adults to support youth who are striking for climate action, published in the North Shore News by team member Lorna Pelly.