Posts Tagged "Climate Action Month"

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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Toronto – Youth Climate Strike Teach-In

“When I grow up, I’d like to be alive”… The climate crisis is real, is happening already, and will affect everything we love. So what do we do when our world is under attack? STAND UP FIGHT BACK! Join us…

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Multiple Cities: A Future for the Amazon, a Future for All

Join a workshop in your region to learn about Development and Peace’s new campaign For our Common Home: A future for the Amazon, a future for all. You will delve into the issues that are threatening the Amazon and its people, and learn…

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Week for Future

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. This is a grassroots movement demanding immediate climate action from governments and corporations worldwide. The Earth…

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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Barrie – Amnesty Book Club: The Right to be Cold by Shiela Watt-Coultier

The Right to Be Cold is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec—where…

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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3% Virtual Assembly

Ahead of the September 27 climate strike, 3% Project is organizing a free school-wide Virtual Assembly on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The Virtual Assembly will provide youth-friendly, holistic education on climate solutions in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals…

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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Climate Action Month Day 16: Community action week

September 16, 2019

This week, KAIROS Climate Action Month will focus on community action. September 20 marks the beginning of the Week for Future, an international movement driven by local level activism to hold world leaders accountable for the climate emergency. The systemic changes…

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Spirited Reflection: The climate apocalypse

September 16, 2019

Apocalypse: unveiling, revelation.              This is now the effect of the repeated and ever more ominous warnings from scientists over the past thirty years concerning effects of the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The reality outlined in their…

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Climate Action Month day 15: Nibi’s Water Song

September 15, 2019

There are many working to protect and honour the water. KAIROS is pleased to highlight Nibi’s Water Song, a new book for young people, written by Sunshine Quem Tenasco and illustrated by Nancy King, an artist widely known as Chief…

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Toronto: Climate First Tour

Next Saturday, Sept. 14, David Suzuki, Stephen Lewis and Buffy Sainte-Marie will speak in Toronto — the first stop on David and Stephen’s national Climate First tour to bring attention to the climate crisis before Canadians go to the polls…

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Montreal: Community Call-in, Storytelling to Reimagine & Regenerate

*Français plus bas* On September 14, 2019, Leap Montreal, Native Immigrant and La Métèque are organizing a sister event to Our Climate Voices and Loam’s Community Call-In: Storytelling to Reimagine & Regenerate, an event to inspire creative climate storytelling and…

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Saskatoon: Development & Peace Campaign Extravaganza: For Our Common Home

The D&P region of Saskatchewan – Keewatin Le Pas is inviting its members and the public to our Campaign Extravaganza on Saturday September 14th, 2019 at St. Thomas More College, U of S (1437 College Drive, Saskatoon). Beginning at 1:00…

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Halifax Eco Justice Fair

The Eco-Justice Fair is an opportunity for environmentalists from across the Diocese and community to congregate and network. We invite the community into the space of the church while creating space to inform on environmental issues and foster relationships. There…

Climate Action Month Day 14: Tar sands are one of the biggest sources of emissions

September 14, 2019

“If we are conscious of the energy choices we make, then putting in renewable energy systems, like solar, that move us closer to sovereignty, becomes an act of colonial resistance and the start of a path to reconciliation and addressing…

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Drawing a line in the sand

September 14, 2019

Beaver Lake Cree Nation (BLCN) in northern Alberta is taking tangible steps to protect the natural environment by investing in renewable energy with a solar project. The Kuby Energy project, with funding from the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program and Keepers of the Athabasca, has trained community members to install solar modules in their community;…

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Ottawa: Plastic Dump

We need your help! We’re so thrilled that the City of Ottawa passed the motion to eliminate single-use plastics. But the work is not over yet. We’re planning a Plastic Dump on September 13 with groups like Ecology Ottawa, Extinction Rebellion,…

Climate Action Month Day 13: Climate change impacting lives in Canada

September 13, 2019

“In every province, in every territory, in hundreds of towns and cities, in First Nations and Inuit communities, climate change in Canada is a fact of life.” – Irene Gentle, Editor at Toronto Star. Today’s resource: In an investigative reporting…

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Climate Action Month Day 12: Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

September 12, 2019

KAIROS released a statement on April 25, 2018 to affirm its support of First Nations peoples and opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The federal government’s position on this pipeline expansion has profound implications for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada,…

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Climate Action Month Day 11: Share a personal experience

September 11, 2019

“The climate crisis is both the easiest and the hardest issue we have ever faced. The easiest because we know what we must do. We must stop the emissions of greenhouse gases. The hardest because our current economics are still…

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Webinar: Media 101 for youth climate organizers

With the September climate strikes fast approaching, you might be hoping to get more media attention for your events and raise awareness of your efforts to build the movement. We’re here to help! On September 10 at 4 p.m. PDT…