WHO WE ARE: ClimateFast, a concerned, dedicated volunteer, not-for-profit group, strives to build political will and to persuade parliamentarians to work toward urgent and substantial action on climate change.
WHAT DOES CLIMATEFAST DO:
ClimateFast has a dual meaning: first, we must act on climate –fast. We are in a crisis and need coordinated action for deep cuts in carbon emissions. We must end fossil fuel subsidies, put a price on carbon and develop a renewable energy plan for Canada. We advocate for these changes with our MPs and other representatives. We encourage public educational events, and writing letters to the editor.
On the first of the each month, some members fast (carbon/food) in solidarity with the international Fast for the Climate. In fasting we reflect on the plight of people affected by catastrophic climate change caused by rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and thereby strengthen our resolve to call for action to abate the climate crisis.
To draw attention to our campaign, since 2012 we have held four Annual Fasts and Vigils on Parliament Hill. We also hold workshops and forums and publish the ClimateFast Newsletter.
More than 130 MPs in the previous Parliamentary session signed the ClimateFast pledge, and approximately 50 of these have been re-elected, along with several new MPs who pledged as candidates. The MPs list is available for people to view.
Prime Minister Trudeau campaigned on ending fossil fuel subsidies, putting a price on carbon and developing renewables in Canada.
NOW IS THE TIME to make contact and work with newly elected MPs, asking them to take action and to ensure that climate action IS a priority. Now is the time for a detailed action plan. See our six recommendations in this letter. This letter was written with KAIROS and 54 other organizations have signed their support.
SEND A LETTER TO YOUR MP, with copies to the PM, Party Leaders, Ministers, and critics for Climate Change, Environment and Energy portfolios. Please bbc ClimateFast. All those addresses are on the letters page.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Send us your climate action news to firstname.lastname@example.org