TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Make the pledge to act on climate change. We will support you.
FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE – in Sudbury and all around the world, kids are asking adults to act on climate change to protect their future. Youth - you can add your voices. Adults - you can answer that call.
Join local Fridays for Future youth for their weekly Friday climate strikes. The usual location is Brady and Paris, but please check the Facebook event to confirm.
The next big event is coming up in April -get in touch if you would like to support this event.
MAY 28, 2019, GREATER SUDBURY UNANIMOUSLY DECLARED A CLIMATE EMERGENCY, MADE CLIMATE ACTION A PRIORITY AND SET A PATH FOR A PLAN TO REDUCE OUR CARBON EMISSIONS TO NET ZERO BY 2050, AND TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY FROM CLIMATE IMPACTS. Thank you to Council and to all who helped make this happen. As a City and as a community, we now begin the work in earnest to reduce our carbon emissions and prepare for climate impacts. Stay connected so that we can all contribute by continuing to be a voice for climate action and/or taking personal action.
On November 12, 2019, Council approved taking the next steps on Greater Sudbury's draft Community Energy and Emissions Plan.
Here are two things you can do to support Sudbury on a net zero path:
1) Send a thank you to Council for their leadership on climate action
2) Give input on the Community Energy and Emissions Plan. This is an opportunity to state your support for setting and meeting a target of net zero by 2050 (or earlier), as well as to share your comments and ideas.
The final plan, and a 5 year implementation strategy is expected to go to Council before June.
You can still sign the climate action petition at reThink Green (176 Larch, 3rd floor, stair access). You can also print a petition to collect signatures, and return them to reThink Green. Download the petition to print in English or French.
GET INFORMED AND INSPIRED TO ACT: see the Sudbury presentation slides from Environment Commissioner Dianne Saxes’s talk; listen to 15-year-old Greta Thunberg’s address to the UN climate negotiations, COP-24 in Poland in December. Read our Climate Cafe discussion booklet here.
ATTEND OR HOST A CLIMATE CAFE: Connect with people in your area and learn and do some simple but meaningful local actions which can help reduce your carbon footprint and help build political will for action on climate change. All ages welcome.
Watch for more Climate Cafes to come.
Interested in holding a private climate cafe with friends or family, or a climate cafe at your local gathering place, workplace, or place of worship? Contact us, or sign up below.
You can read the Climate Cafe discussion booklet here. Contact us for resources to facilitate a climate cafe, whether an informal gathering with friends and family, or a larger event.
SPEAK UP FOR ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE: To send an e-mail to all three levels of government asking them to take the necessary action on climate change to protect our future, copy paste these e-mail lists:
Sudbury - MP Paul Lefebvre, MPP Jamie West, Mayor Brian Bigger and Council
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Nickel Belt - MP Marc Serré, MPP France Gélinas, Mayor Brian Bigger and Council
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