What is Climate Action Month?
September is Climate Action Month at KAIROS. Through this month, we 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 saved in a calendar. 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 manifesting in all parts of the country through flooding, permafrost loss, larger wild fires, and warming temperatures. It is also having disproportionate impacts, such as the forced displacements of Indigenous communities. KAIROS climate action is rooted in reconciliation and 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 steps forward 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, as well as highlight the work of congregations, communities and partners both nationally and internationally. It will also have Calls to Action, helpful resources, suggestions on how to engage, giveaways, suggestions on which books to read and websites to visit, new services, and hopeful messages via videos, interviews, blogs and spiritual reflections.