Background information

This chart was prepared from the 2010 figures provided by the IEA (International Energency Agency) showing the percapita CO2 emissions from Fuel Consumption. Some of the numbers are aggregates of many separate areas. Canada was the third highest percapita emitter.

Members of ClimateFast are fasting on parliament hill this week as a statement of our deep concern about the energy policy in Canada.  We are well aware that the objective of your government is to promote a tripling of current levels of production in the oil sands and the piping of dilbit to... read more

Top scientists from a variety of fields say they are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill. They are as sure about climate change as they are about the age of the universe. They say they are more certain about climate change than they are... read more

Franke James is a Toronto artist whose European tour was derailed by the Canadian government who sought to censor her message that climate change requires urgent action.  Franke sought documents through freedom-of-information and wrote a book 'Banned on the Hill'.  Franke's... read more

This ten minute video outlines a lot of the steps we can take as individuals to reduce our carbon footprint, based on the BC setting. However we know that as individuals our changes alone will not be enough. That's why we are focusing in this campaign on sending letters to our politicians.

To effectively reduce your Carbon and Food footprint,  an easy measure is to go vegan for the duration of the fast. 

PM Stephen Harper: Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq: Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver: NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair: NDP Environment Critic Megan Leslie:

The ClimateReality Project has 24 hours of videos. The Price of Carbon is one of them.

Emissions also vary significantly at the neighbourhood level, as shown in a study by VandeWeghe and Kennedy of consumption-based household emissions and production-based transport emissions by census tract for the city of Toronto. On average, residents in the city core produced 6.42 tCO2e per... read more

During Climate Fast 2012, Paul Beckwith was interviewed with the fasters in front of Parliament. Click on the title to view the video