SCAN! co-chair Nick De Carlo talks about his organizing background, how his interest in climate issues developed, how climate issues affect seniors, and what role seniors can play. It’s well worth watching/listening to.
“Both market-based policies proposed by the federal government … are seriously flawed…” They will fail to meet Canada’s commitment to 40 to 45% reductions by 2030, let alone net zero by 2050. SCAN! recommends a third option – enforcing a hard, declining cap on industry emissions and investing in renewable energy alternatives and other measures that reduce demand for fossil fuels.
Click the button below to read SCAN!’s submission.
SCAN! will participate in the walk to stop Highway 413, and we are encouraged by the number of people who have already signed up. If you are able bodied, join us. Walking in good company to protect the Greenbelt feels a lot better than sitting at home and gnashing your teeth.
SCAN! is one of the partner organizations planning for this important demonstration in Toronto. There will be several other SCAN!- led demonstrations around the province, all part of the Global Fridays For Future Strike. If you are able bodied, join one of the SCAN! contingents. Members will receive information about meeting places and times.
Sophia, Zoe, Shaelyn, Shelby, Alex, Madison, and Beze — represented by Ecojustice lawyers — are going to the Ontario Superior Court on September 12–14. This case is a Canadian first, and we want them to head into proceedings with your support ringing in their ears. They’re suing the Ontario government because its weakened climate target violates the constitutional right to life, liberty, and security of every person in Ontario. You can read about their journey to the full hearing here. Support them by joining the rally!
Click HERE for an update on this very important case.
“Net-zero emissions” sounds like an ambitious goal, but for most corporations, it’s just kicking the can down the road.” These provocative words come from a video titled New Climate Promises, Same Old Global Warming from Agnes Walton and Kristopher Knight, which recently published in The New York Times.