We are a community of parents, grandparents and families who have come together to tackle the climate emergency by participating in family-friendly activism activities.
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In 2021, we are working on
A. Helping more parents take on their first climate advocacy role, whether that be writing an email to their city councillor, attending a Fridays for the Future demonstration, or talking about climate change to a neighbour - all of that is important.
B. Advocating for a stronger Bill C-12. Read are letter here.
C. Keeping an eye on the Ontario government's ongoing destruction of greenspace and promotion of sprawl (through Ministerial Zoning Orders and fast tracking Highway 413). We formed a collaboration with other groups to Stand for the Land
D. Protecting Ontario's Renewable Energy - We are working on a submission to the IESO (Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to make it clear that parents want clean energy, and that means phasing out gas-powered plants and embracing hydro, wind and solar (and the cleaner air and few emissions that come with it). Read more about IESO here
Here are some of our past actions:
- Strengthening Canada's Net Zero Climate Accountability Plan (Bill C-12) - We sent a submission to the standing committee signed by more than 90 parents.
- Holding the City of Ottawa Accountable on their declaration of a Climate Emergency 2 years ago. We sent Earth Day cards and made virtual messages to bring attention to decisions our council has made that does not put Climate First
- Protecting Ontario's Renewable Energy. We wrote a submission signed by over 140 Ontario residents to remove Schedule 5 from Bill 276 so that renewable energy in Ontario continues to be prioritized.
- Read up about key women of colour who have been leading climate change across the world as part of our Black History Feature. We will also be working on a submission to ensure Bill 230, Canada's plan for evaluating Environmental Racism becomes law.
- We worked with groups across Canada as part of the January Day of Action to hold our banks accountable and tell them they need to stop investing in new fossil fuel projects. This is an ongoing project, so if you still haven't contacted your bank, do it this week!
We recommend reading The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution by Mary DeMocker. Please join us!