Parents for Climate (Victoria)

Greetings from Parents 4 Climate!

We have so many amazing events and actions you may be interested in! You can find out more by checking out our monthly updates here. Thank you for doing whatever you can to help fight for our children’s future. If this list still doesn't give you enough to satisfy your “gotta get involved” motto….visit For Our Kids!

If you or someone you know would like to be added to our email list and/or join our team, you can sign up here! or email [email protected].

 

Late October Updates (view and share this online here)

1. Fairy Creek Family Day planned by Parents for Climate and Elders for Ancients: RSVP

Family Day at Fairy Creek Nov 6th 11:00 to 4:00

Organized by Parents 4 Climate and Elders for Ancients to show support for Bill Jones, the land defenders and the Old Growth!

If you have wanted to show your children this magical place now is your chance. Let us be your guides for this safe and inspiring experience.

RSVP to [email protected] to receive more details about driving out together

RSVP to take the bus to [email protected] (must be double vaccinated and wear a mask)

This is an estimate of time and events. Things may change depending on weather and road closures but all will be communicated right up until the day before we leave when you RSVP.

8:00 am Leave for Fairy Creek!  Take the community bus with the Elders for Ancients or drive your own vehicle. If you drive from Victoria head to Port Renfrew. We will be meeting at Fairy Creek, Roadside Camp. We will send you a map with directions for the exact location. This takes approx. 2.5 hours but you may want or need to stop for a short break along the way. *Note - check road conditions before leaving.

11:00 am Circle with Bill Jones at Roadside Camp. You will be met by Parents 4 Climate members Erin (Bunny), Kate (June bug), and Faro. We will then have a circle with Bill Jones, the Elders for Ancients along with the rest of the Fairy Creek crew.  *Note - this can be a very busy road with fast moving vehicles so keep children off the road.

12:00 pm Lunch

12:30 pm Drive to Eden Grove. *Note - there will be some driving on gravel roads.

1:00 -  1:30pm Walk 2km in to Eden Grove. *Note -If there is heavy rain we may only go as far as Avatar Grove.

1:30 to 3:00pm Bathe in the Magic of the Old Growth Forest

3:00 - 3:30pm Walk out

4:00 pm Drive home tired but inspired to protect Old Growth and support the land defenders.

Bring food, water and dress appropriately - come self-sufficient.

Can’t make it to Fairy Creek?  Sign, write and call again:

https://ancientforestalliance.org/take-action/funding-send-a-message/

http://ancientforestalliance.org/contact-decision-makers/

 

2.  Global Day of Action Protest Against Banks Funding Fossil Fuel Projects, Friday Oct. 29

Join Parents 4 Climate and other organization on October 29th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at 1079 Douglas St in front of RBC.

RBC is the biggest funder of fossil fuels in Canada (5th in the world). It has poured over $200 Billion into fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was signed in 2015. RBC is also financing the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline on Wet'suwet'en territory, as well as countless other human rights violating and climate-wrecking projects worldwide. 

To RSVP go to Leadnow but feel free just to show up anytime between 3:00 and 5:00

For more info visit For Our Kids

Thanks for joining the October 29th day of action!  By attending, you'll be helping to shine a spotlight on the hundreds of billions in destructive fossil fuel investments that RBC has made and continues to make. 

All COVID safety guidelines are expected to be followed - please respect social distancing and mask guidelines, and take any measures you feel necessary to ensure your health.pastedGraphic.png

3.  Dogwood Initiative - Send a "Stop Funding Fracking" postcard

Contact Dogwood for details

4.  Trees for Cities Challenge

Free tree anyone?  If you live in the City of Victoria and would like a FREE fruit tree or native tree, send [email protected] your name and address.  Let us know by this Friday Oct. 29th so we can put in our grant application for the Trees in the City Challenge

If you live in Saanich, you can apply to have a tree planted on your boulevard for free.  Go to Saanich Tree Planting Initiative for more information.

 

If you would like to be involved in any of the actions above, or have a suggestion for us, please reach out to us at [email protected].

 

All the best, Kate, Erin and Faro

Parents 4 Climate

We work, live and play on the traditional and unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. We endeavour in work and live to minimize the harm perpetuated by our presence on this land and stand in solidarity with the sovereignty and resurgence of Indigenous peoples. 

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