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].

May Updates (view and share this online here)

We have many activities and actions this month to help fight for our children's future. We hope you can join us!!

If you are interested in joining our working group or know someone who would like to receive our monthly emails let us know at [email protected] 

1.   Community Resilience Family Friendly event** 

May 15 Native Plant Salvage - in conjunction with HAT (Habitat Acquisitions Trust)

We will be learning how to salvage plants with experts from HAT and then putting our knowledge to work on a development site where we will help rescue these plants and give them a new life. You can either take home the plants you harvest to add to your own garden, or donate them to HAT for future restoration projects.

Sunday, May 15th, 9-11 am

Location - Langford

Sign up here

And RSVP to [email protected] so we know how many refreshments to provide! 

** These events bring families together to take actions that foster a tangible connection with nature and each other. These activities allow us to practice reciprocity towards the Earth which in addition to helping our natural environment, can dispel despair by reminding us that we do not stand alone. There are many of us and we are all working together for a brighter future for our children.

2.  Old Growth Update:

Fairy Creek Family Day Postponed (hoping for event in June TBA) BUT still fighting to stop logging of Old Growth Forests!

Continue to write letters and make phone calls to your MLA. And if you haven't yet considered meeting with your MLA, Stand.earth is organizing visits to MLA offices to make very clear that logging is still happening in deferral areas. 

Push for Species at Risk Legislation. BC is one of two provinces (the other being Alberta) without a specific law to protect endangered species. Old Growth forests are where many of these at-risk species are. Take action by joining the Wilderness Committee's letter-writing campaign.

3.   Climate Anxiety Project - Workshop with Elin Kelsey

Parents please join us for a Climate Anxiety Workshop: talking and walking hope with our children. 

Presented by Elin Kelsey

Sponsored by Vic West Elementary PAC and Parents4Climate

Wednesday, May 25th, 7:00 - 8:30pm PST

Learn more and register here!

Need more resources? We have put together a book list for you and your family. You can find the list here.

4.  SD61 Climate Action Plan and Committee

Nothing new to tell as this month's meeting was cancelled by the board due to several members being away. Next meeting: May 12.

5.  Ban FortisBC's Fossil-Fuel Promotion in Schools - A Win!!

The GVTA, not the board, passed a resolution to ban the use of Fortis BC's learning resources in SD61. The school board has the authority to do this but only came up with a wishy-washy motion to speak to the teachers about curriculum. They didn't show strong leadership like the GVTA stating "That members not use the Fortis BC curriculum".

With gratitude for all you do as parents to fight for our children's future. 

P4C working members: Kate, Erin, Emma, Faro, and Angeline

Keep in touch by finding us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @Parents4climate and at http://www.forourkids.ca/

P4C has also become members of the international group ourkidsclimate.org

P4C is very deeply grateful to live, work and play on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples.