For Our Kids Sunshine Coast is a group of parents and grandparents living up and down British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast - from Langdale to Lund. We are part of the national For Our Kids network and we are committed to taking action on climate change as it is the single biggest threat to our world right now and our children’s future. We feel the urgency to help our communities and society shift away from fossil fuels and destructive environmental practices to create a more just and safe world for our kids.
We acknowledge that we live on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the shíshálh, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Tla’amin First Nations and we are committed to contributing meaningfully to reconciliation and decolonization.
As parents, we understand how hard it can be to make time for activism, but our aim is to make taking action more inclusive and easier for parents. No action is too small, no action is too big. We are an inclusive group with a national leadership that is founded on principles of anti-oppression and anti-racism. Follow us on social media or subscribe to our mailing list below to find out ways you can get involved, join one of our organizing meetings, or reach out if you would like to know more.
Climate activism is a necessary skill for all 20th century parents. It will take nothing less than a massive movement to make the changes needed to turn the tides on climate change… we need all hands on deck!
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Federal Oil and Gas Emissions Cap Consultation Submission- For Our Kids Sunshine Coast co-signed the submission written by a members of For Our Kids Vancouver including recommendations to the federal government on how to reduce and cap oil and gas emissions and to heed the calls of the scientific and international communities to immediately wind down the fossil fuel industry and commence a just transition for workers, with a focus on clean, renewable energy, biodiversity, and food security, alongside social justice, equality, Indigenous rights and poverty alleviation. It is possible to make this transition and imperative that it begin immediately.
Federal 2022 Pre-budget Consultation Submission- For Our Kids Vancouver and For Our Kids Sunshine Coast have jointly submitted a brief to the federal governments 2022 pre-budget consultations and have made a series of recommendations that will hold our government to their promise of building a clean and healthy future for our kids.
BC Natural Gas Royalties Review joint submission from For Our Kids Sunshine Coast, For Our Kids Vancouver, and Parents 4 Climate Victoria.Through an independent assessment of the province's royalty scheme, we learned billions have gone to fossil fuel companies with little return to the province. Basically - BC's royalty scheme is a huge subsidy. Now, Minister of Energy Bruce Ralston is proposing to replace this system with one that seeks to spur economic development in natural gas, obtain a fair return and ignore climate.
Letter Re: Human rights violations of Indigenous peoples by RCMP for oil and gas development. Read our letter is written to MLA's and Ministers in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders, signed by For Our Kids groups across BC. You can write your own or attach ours, email list provided.
Take Action on Old Growth! The recent BC NDP announcement of new deferrals for old growth logging includes some encouraging pieces, but overall it is being acknowledged that this current action falls far short of what the crisis requires. The time is now to engage with Ministers and MLAs on this important issue. We have compiled links to many different letter writing tools and templates, as well as background information, analysis and resources on current issues around old growth in BC today.
COP26 Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau. COP26 is just days away. Prime Minister Trudeau, the new Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, all MPs, and COP26 delegates need to hear from us. As COP26 discussions become flooded with corporate lobbyists putting personal wealth over the health, safety and security of our children, OUR VOICES MUST BE LOUDER. Please use this letter as a template to write to our leaders to demand that they truly lead the way towards immediate and meaningful global action on climate change.
Let our MP Patrick Weiler know we want him to act for Just Transition Legislation! Use our email template to write to Patrick Weiler to express your concerns about the federal government’s accountability to the climate crisis and the need to move urgently toward a Just Transition for our country.