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].

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

May Updates (view and share this online here)

  1. Protect Old Growth
  2. Hot Topic Survey
  3. Rewild Your Lawn
  4. Mother's Day Actions
  5. Cap Pollution
  6. Nurturing Your Climate Activism


1. Protect Old Growth

As we know, intact old growth forests are incredible carbon sinks. Here on Vancouver Island, the little remaining old growth forests are worth fighting for. Please take a moment to look at this Old Growth logging map put together by the Ancient forest Alliance, and then join their letter-writing campaign to save what's left of the old growth in BC. 

2.   Hot Topic Survey

Extreme heat has been a growing concern for those of us living in the Capital Regional District. You’re invited to participate in a local research project aimed at amplifying the stories of people who experienced negative health impacts of extreme heat and help service providers and governments understand the best ways to help before, during and after extreme heat events. This project is being led by Dr. Sarah Wiebe from the University of Victoria in partnership with the CRD’s Community Health Network. Details, including helpful resources for responding to extreme heat, are available on the Hot Topic website. Respond to the survey here.

Were you pregnant or nursing during a period of extreme heat? Participate in upcoming sessions focussed on early parenting experiences during extreme heat: May 16 and May 23. Contact [email protected] for more information or to register.

3.   Rewilding Your Lawn

As we move into spring, it’s a great time to start thinking differently about gardening and green space. An action you can take at home is to transform your lawn into a meadow or vegetable garden. There are amazing benefits to increasing biodiversity, reducing GHG emissions, decolonizing your land and improving water management. We found these articles from CBC and Focus Magazine helpful and you might too.

Already thinking about re-wilding your lawn or patio space to help fight climate change at home? Here are some local resources to get you started:

Get Growing, Victoria’s seedling distribution (May)

Saanich educational resources 

FED Urban Agriculture educational resources 

Habitat Acquisition Trust tips 


4.   Mother's Day Actions - Salvage Native Plants + Send a Postcard to your MLA

Action #1 - Interested in saving Native plants?  Join P4C members Kate and Faro on Mother’s Day and salvage native plants for your front yard from a construction site slated to be destroyed.  Camas, shooting stars, sea blush and so many more need to be saved.

When - MOTHER’S DAY 9:30 to noon

Where - Metchosin (site instructions will be sent with RSVP)

RSVP - [email protected] by noon Saturday May 13th


Action #2 - Send a postcard to your MLA for Mother’s Day to ask them to stop supporting fossil coal, oil and gas expansion projects  - resources HERE


5.   We Can Fight Climate Pollution

How? A cap on oil and gas industry pollution is Canada’s best shot at tackling rising emissions.

Right now, elected leaders are deciding the details. This is a make-or-break moment for climate action in Canada.

Add your voice. Tell leaders you support a cap on pollution.

Send a free postcard to your MP today


6.   Nurturing Your Climate Activism

HERE are 4 ways to help nurture your climate activists


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

P4C working members: Kate, Erin, Faro, and Bronwyn. 

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]

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P4C has also become members of the international group