Education and Resources
Here are some free resources to help you get involved with the fight against climate change.
SCAN! Growth/Degrowth Discussions, Session 2
This is a recording of the second session of a SCAN! four-part, internal presentation and discussion series on the topic of Growth/Degrowth. We are grappling with fundamental, and thorny questions. What is the nature of the climate and broader environmental crisis? What does it mean for the future of the planet? What does society need to do to address it?
In Session 2 you will find presentations on
- Capitalism and the Growth Imperative by Terry Moore (at 4:53 minutes)
- Thriving in the 21st Century by Gail Greer (at 33:00 minutes)
- Good News by Martin Bush at (1hr 06:00 minutes)
SCAN! Growth/Degrowth Discussions, Session 1
This is a recording of the first of a SCAN! four-part internal presentation and discussion series on the topic of Growth/Degrowth. We are grappling with fundamental and thorny questions: what is the nature of the climate and broader environmental crisis? What does it mean for the future of the planet? What does society need to do to address it?
Let’s Talk!/The Climate Conversations Toolkit
Not to worry! Our priority is to organize and mobilize! SCAN! is now doing Climate Conversations with groups and organizations. Find everything you need right HERE to successfully speak to these groups.
Book Review/Bright Green Lies
In his review of BRIGHT GREEN LIES – How the Environmental Movement Lost its Way and What We Can Do About It, SCAN! member Alan Levy writes, “[T]his book is a must-read for climate advocates.”
David Suzuki’s Letter to the Royal Society of Canada
David Suzuki has been in the forefront of those calling for action on climate change for decades. Check out his letter, written earlier this year to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), which is includes top scientists in the country. It was written in response to Prime Minister Trudeau’s commitment to the Baie du Nord project.
Suzuki says: “The Royal Society of Canada represents the outstanding members of the scientific community and must demand that governments elevate science above economics and politics.”
Clearly losing patience Suzuki slams the Canadian government for proceeding with the Baie du Nord project and appeals to the RSC to take a stand.
RSC Mandate – “To serve Canada and Canadians by recognizing Canada’s leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers and artists and, by mobilizing them in open discussion and debate, to advance knowledge, encourage integrated interdisciplinary understandings and address issues that are critical to Canada and Canadians.” https://rsc-src.ca/en/about/our-mandate
READ DAVID SUZUKI’S LETTER HERE
SCAN! Member Moya Beall’s Guest Editorial for OCEC
Moya Beall’s guest editorial on healthcare on behalf of SCAN! appeared in the very first OCEC Connections newsletter. Scroll down the newsletter to see the editorial.
Looking on the Bright Side
Understanding the Threat to the Breathing Lands /A Webinar and Resource List
SCAN! members believe that the collective effort to protect the Breathing Lands and secure Indigenous Sovereignty within their traditional territories is an essential part of any serious effort to respond to the climate emergency. This webinar and resource list will be of interest to anyone who wishes to take a deeper look into the tragedy unfolding in the northern peatlands and the struggles being waged to protect them.
Maude and Millie Take a Walk in the Woods
Maude and Millie talk climate while they enjoy their walk in the woods. Have a look at SCAN!’s first video and please share widely.
Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan
Emission Impossible: Why Canada’s Emission Reduction Plan Won’t Work
by Martin Bush
The Canadian government’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan is pinning its hopes on two key technologies. There’s just a slight problem: one doesn’t exist, and the other doesn’t work. What could possibly go wrong?
Billy Bryans Lane Video – Fridays For Future
Made by SCAN! members to show their support for Fridays For Future.
SCAN! music video
A music video to go along with our song, displaying some of our members and their support.
SCAN! song: “Stand up for the Planet”
This song is written by a SCAN! member. Take a listen & sing along with the lyrics!
Stand up for the Planet
CPP Divestment Letter
SCAN! divestment letter to John Graham, President & CEO at CPP Investments, to encourage a step away from investing in fossil fuels.
PowerPoint Presentation – March 2021 Event
Presentation from “Canada’s Climate Action Plan:The Good,The Bad, and The Ugly”
An online SCAN! event hosted on March 19, 2021.