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.

December Updates (view and share this online here)

  1. COP15: Send a letter to protect biodiversity
  2. Climate Café, Action through Art: Sunday Jan. 15, 2023
  3. Old Growth Super Rally: Saturday Feb. 25, 2023
  4. Santa Claus Day Parade, Nov. 26th - was so much fun!

1. COP15 World Biodiversity Conference: send a letter to protect biodiversity!

The Biodiversity Convention is in Montreal, Dec 7th to 15th. All the world will be watching. 

Take 5 minutes to send a letter (or three) to Protect Biodiversity. Letter writing campaigns are organized through:

If you choose this last option we have drafted a letter that we hope will help you with this task:

Dear Prime Minster Trudeau,

As the <<parent/grandparent>> of <<a young Canadian>>, I am writing to express my urgent demand for your government to protect nature! It’s time to protect our home. Canada is hosting the United Nation’s Biodiversity Conference (COP15) and we must lead by example. 

At COP15, what I am calling NatureCOP, my family asks you to lead the world and commit to releasing an action plan within the next year to halt and reverse nature loss in Canada by 2030. We call on your government to ensure the plan:

Protects 30 percent of land, ocean, and freshwater by 2030

Supports the conservation leadership of Indigenous Peoples around the world and here at home

Invests in nature-based solutions to climate change

Restores degraded ecosystems and ensures the recovery of threatened wildlife

Promotes urban biodiversity and equitable access for all people

As a <<parent/grandparent>>, I believe our greatest legacy can be ushering in a planetary health revolution that will last generations. 

I have told my <<children>> that we must be courageous in the face of uncertainty and hardship. The moment to act is now. It’s time to call upon our courage. I stand with you in this endeavor.

Sincerely,

<<NAME>>

 

2.  Climate Café and Action through Art: Jan. 15, 2023 from 1-4 pm Mask Making Workshop

In the lead up to Feb. 25 Old Growth Mega Rally, United We Stand, Parents 4 climate will be making masks representing the species at risk due to logging. Animals like the Spotted Owl and Caribou.

 

Artists and curator, Jessie Demers, will lead us through her technique to create a mask that uses a bike helmet as a base.  We will be working with cardboard, paper, and paint to make our creatures!

 

RSVP to [email protected] 

 

***Free Childcare available. Children will also be making masks but sewing them out of wool felt sheets.

 

3.   United We Stand for Old Growth Forests March & Super-Rally: Feb. 25, 2023

Save the date!!  More details to come in the new year.  And if you know a group that has not yet signed the declaration there is still time.  Have them email us at [email protected] 

 

4.   Santa Claus Day Parade wrap-up

Parents4Climate had a float in the Nov 26th Santa Claus Parade!  It was such a FUN way to increase awareness about Climate Change and encourage people to reduce waste during the upcoming festive season. 

 

Don’t forget to - Make it! Bake it! Thrift it! Re-gift it! Experience it!  Have fun getting creative with your wrapping paper!

 

Have a VERY MERRY ZERO WASTE holiday season!

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

P4C working members: Kate, Erin, 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