Ecological Justice

Climate Action Month Day 29: All candidates meeting

September 29, 2019

The climate crisis requires each of us to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint. As important as these actions are, there is only so much individuals can do. Powerful change occurs when governments enact and enforce policies…

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Engaging with elected officials

September 29, 2019

The climate crisis requires each of us to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint. As important as these actions are, there is only so much individuals can do. Powerful change occurs when governments enact and enforce policies…

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Climate Action Month Day 28: Using environmentally responsible fire fighting solutions

September 28, 2019

For remote Indigenous communities, the climate crisis is amplified in ways that many do not consider. Some may remember headlines about deaths related to house fires in First Nation communities. Sometimes these fires are connected to forest fires sparked by…

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Trailblazer: Climate conscious emergency fire solutions

September 28, 2019

For remote Indigenous communities, the climate crisis is amplified in ways that many do not consider. Some may remember headlines about deaths related to house fires in First Nation communities. Sometimes these fires are connected to forest fires sparked by…

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Climate Action Month Day 27: Earth strike

September 27, 2019

Millions of people are planning to walk out of workplaces to join youth climate activists to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.  Today’s resources:   Keep an eye on our social media as the Toronto KAIROS staff join…

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Spirited Reflection: It is the eve of the Climate Strike and all through the house…

September 26, 2019

The brilliance of this autumn has been exceptional while spending these gloriously long dusks on the land and water. To build connections in community, with the plants, the elements and people, to further those connections in community spaces, educational forums,…

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Join us for the Climate Strike

September 26, 2019

Several cities across Canada including Yellowknife, Whistler, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Moncton have strikes happening on September 27. Climate activist Greta Thunberg will be  leading Montreal’s main Climate Strike, which starts at the Sir Georges-Étienne Cartier monument on Parc…

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Press Advisory: KAIROS joins the Global Climate Strike for climate action and justice, September 27

September 26, 2019

(Toronto, ON) – KAIROS staff will join the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 27 in cities and communities across Canada to help send a strong message to all levels of government to take immediate and appropriate action to ensure…

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Climate Action Month Day 26: Why conversations matter

September 26, 2019

Change takes place in group discussions with trusted communicators. Holding important conversations with family, friends, and neighbours can help change mindsets and move forward ideas on facing the climate emergency.  Today’s resource: Climate Fast has put together a webpage to…

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Creating a new relationship with our forests NOW

September 25, 2019

This summer I co-led the KAIROS Rolling Justice Bus ‘Forests Forever’ tour. The tour was about Connecting the Dots, about how everything in a watershed is connected. What we do to one part of a watershed we do to everyone…

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Climate Action Month Day 25: Election bulletin

September 25, 2019

The 2019 federal election will present a fresh opportunity for people across Canada to shape the kind of country we want to be.  As we prepare to cast our votes, it’s essential we consider the collective interests of fellow citizens…

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Greta Thunberg: Change is coming

September 24, 2019

In a fiery speech on September 23, Greta Thunberg, the youth climate activist from Sweden, told the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit in New York City that “change is coming, whether you like it or not.” Be that change. Join Greta…

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Climate Action Month Day 24: In case you missed it

September 24, 2019

In case you missed it!   Here are a few links to resources and news stories that you may not have seen.   To solve Canada’s systemic injustices, we need a rapid and radical social transition that is supported by the public….

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Climate crisis requires industrial mobilization on scale not seen since Second World War

September 23, 2019

The climate crisis requires industrial mobilization on a scale not seen since the Second World War. While Canadian governments have moved at snail-like speed to fully address the emergency, in just a few weeks last spring, thousands of Canadians gathered…

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Climate Action Month Day 23: Creating concrete plans to combat climate emergency

September 23, 2019

At the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit in New York City today, world leaders and climate activists are meeting to create concrete plans to combat the climate emergency.   Canadians have demonstrated a willingness and excitement for increasing governmental commitment to the Paris targets. In town…

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United Nations Climate Action Summit

September 23, 2019

At the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit in New York City today, world leaders and climate activists are meeting to create concrete plans to combat the climate emergency.   UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called the summit to encourage all countries to form realistic plans to reach nationally determined emissions reduction goals by 2020. These targets, created by the 2015…

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Climate Action Month Day 22: Climate migrants and spiritual response to climate emergency

September 22, 2019

Today’s resources: Connie Sorio, Migrant Justice Coordinator joined more than 60 delegates from approximately 24 countries in a visit to three communities in the Greater Manila Area that are impacted by poverty, displacement and climate change. The visit was part…

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Forced displacement in the Philippines by climate change and greed – again

September 22, 2019

I joined more than 60 delegates from approximately 24 countries in a visit to three communities in the Greater Manila Area that are impacted by poverty, displacement and climate change. The visit was part of the Beyond Labels, Beyond Borders…

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Climate Action Month Day 21: Overcoming differences

September 21, 2019

Ideological and geographical differences need to be overcome to create a sustainable future for the coming generations to enjoy.  “Young people from all over the world are leading the way, speaking passionately from their hearts about the state of emergency…

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For the Love of Creation

September 21, 2019

On Earth Day 2019, Christian leaders from across Canada released For the Love of Creation, a collaborative video with an urgent message: the global climate crisis has reached a critical stage and requires an urgent moral and spiritual response. Ideological and…

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Climate Action Month Day 20: Support youth at Fridays for Future

September 20, 2019

September 20-27, 2019 will mark the Week for Future. Both nationally and internationally events will be happening in support of those fighting for responses to the climate emergency.   The week will begin with a school strike for climate led by Friday’s for Future on September…

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Prayer – Youth Climate Strike

September 20, 2019

Le français suit We call on member churches to read this prayer on Sunday, September 22, 2019 and invite you to use it wherever it is appropriate. Written by Jennifer Henry, with thanks to community members David Millar and Elaine…

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Week for Future

September 20, 2019

September 20-27, 2019 will mark the Week for Future. Both nationally and internationally events will be happening in support of those fighting for responses to the climate emergency.   The week will begin with a school strike for climate led by Friday’s for Future on September 20th. KAIROS…

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Climate Action Month Day 19: Film festival

September 19, 2019

Join Climate Fast in the screening of the film “The Human Element”. If you are not located in Toronto, watch the film and comment your thoughts.   Human activity has now surpassed all other forces shaping our world. In an arresting…

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Spirited Reflection: Season of Creation

September 19, 2019

Not all Christians may be aware of it, but the period of September 1 to October 4 is recognized as the Season of Creation by most Christian Churches in the world. This yearly celebration of Creation seems to be such…

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Climate Action Month Day 18: Reducing carbon footprint

September 18, 2019

Ecological grief, or feelings of hopelessness and anxiety about the planet’s health, may stem from stress related to ecological loss and a changing natural environment. One way to address ecological grief is by highlighting the behavioural changes that individuals can make…

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Combating ecological grief

September 18, 2019

Ecological grief, or feelings of hopelessness and anxiety about the planet’s health, may stem from stress related to ecological loss and a changing natural environment. One way to address ecological grief is by highlighting the behavioural changes that individuals can make in their daily lives to combat climate change.   In honour of Climate…

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Climate Action Month day 17: Paris Agreement

September 17, 2019

Canada’s blueprint for meeting the Paris Agreement targets is outlined in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF). Even if Canada fulfils its PCF, it will miss the 2030 target of 513 megatonnes (MT) of carbon dioxide equivalent (C02e) by 103 MT C02e.  Canada is…

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