September is Climate Action Month
KAIROS is promoting September as Climate Action Month to explore the climate crisis and highlight the work of our members and networks. On each day in September, an event, blog post, environmental challenge – or some combination of all three! – will be posted and noted on a calendar on the KAIROS website. These will include regional, national, and international events and resources.
Climate Action Month is a KAIROS initiative intended to further reconciliation by encouraging discussion and reflection on how climate change and Indigenous issues are deeply interwoven. The fossil fuel economy has caused dramatic changes to Canada’s landscape and rapidly increasing environmental degradation. Climate change is visible in all parts of the country through flooding, permafrost loss, larger wildfires, and higher temperatures. It is also having disproportionate impacts, such as forced displacements of Indigenous communities. KAIROS’ climate action is rooted in reconciliation, so this initiative will amplify and prioritize Indigenous voices.
The KAIROS Climate Action Month calendar will showcase communities across the country and internationally that are taking concrete action to halt the climate emergency. We hope it will serve as inspiration by showing how by coming together we can create positive change. The calendar will include weekly features on water, migrant rights, Indigenous rights, and ecological justice, and will highlight the work of congregations, communities and partners, both national and international. It will also include Calls to Action, helpful resources, book and website suggestions, and hopeful messages via videos, interviews, blogs and spiritual reflections.