ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE New Economy Trailblazers

A just transition to a clean energy economy is possible

New Economy Trailblazers is an online space showcasing leading initiatives and champions for a clean energy economy. These individuals and organizations exhibit a do-it-yourself ethic and a refusal to wait for broader systemic or legislative changes. Their stories are intended to inspire others – to inspire you – to take individual or collective action around climate change.

This space will feature written stories, pictures, and videos showcasing a diversity of motivations and approaches from communities across Canada and around the world. The trailblazers in these stories exemplify possibility and show us that change is not only possible, but already happening! Imagine what the world would look like if we followed in their footsteps?

Pitch us your ideas!

Do you know a trailblazer that we should feature? We would love to hear your ideas!  Contact Beth Lorimer, KAIROS Ecological Justice Program Coordinator, at watershed@kairoscanada.org with your idea..

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NEW ECONOMY TRAILBLAZERS

The Tiny House Warriors Camp

Kanahus Manuel and The Tiny House Warriors

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Art from Our Future: How Kids Are Taking Action by Janet Wilson (Second Story Press)

Autumn Peltier, Indigenous water protector

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forest fire

Climate conscious emergency fire solutions

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Tar sands site along Athabasca River north of Fort McMurray.

Drawing a line in the sand

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hydro dam

Rewriting HydroQuebec’s controversial past

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Cowessess First Nation

Cowessess First Nation solar and wind project

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Salal + Cedar, a watershed discipleship community

Salal + Cedar, a watershed discipleship community

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Chief viewing the solar installation. Photo by Shannon Halliday.

T’Sou-ke First Nation Solar and Greenhouse Initiatives

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Iron and Earth

Iron and Earth

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Performers with Hardwork Movement at a youth-led action. Photo by Rachael Warriner

Earth Quaker Action Team

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Great Climate Race - Runners

The Great Climate Race

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Trailblazer: Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

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Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative 190 kW generating capacity project on Maurice Lapointe High School. Photo by iSolara

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative

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Creating a New Story in Lubicon Land

Melina Laboucan-Massimo

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