Talk to your family and friends about climate change, and what they can do about it. With many of us at home with free time, consider hosting a virtual conversation with family about the climate emergency and the opportunities to learn from the COVID-19 experience. Here are some suggestions:
Call, email, text or use social media to send a message to your city councilor, your MP, and/or your MPP about your concerns about climate change. Here are some suggestions:
End fossil fuel subsidies (Federal and Provincial)
Ban single-use plastics (Federal, Provincial, and Municipal)
Use COVID-19 emergency policies to kick-start green technologies, and worker training and industry re-tooling, and oil well remediation (Federal, Provincial)
Pension plan fossil fuel divestment (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, and private)
For example: Both Canada and the City of Toronto have declared a climate emergency. Now, as the weakness in our social programs and the impact of COVID-19 on the vulnerable is clear, take time to make this point to our politicians.