From coast to coast to coast, we go to court and use the full force of the law to protect what we value most — the air we breathe, the water we drink, a safe climate.
IMAGINE… How Canada Post can be the hub of our Next Economy
“We face too many crises in this country to address them one at a time. What’s powerful about Delivering Community Power is how it takes on economic, environmental and social issues at the same time. Our post offices can become centres of community care and economic development, while bringing emissions down — this is the kind of leap we need in Canada.” — Naomi Klein
- Charging stations for electric vehicles at post offices
- A renewable energy postal fleet
- Postal banking that provides inclusive financial services, especially to those underserved by commercial banks, like in rural and many Indigenous communities
- Door-to-door mail carriers checking in on seniors and people with mobility issues, keeping more people in their own homes for longer
- Post offices as community hubs for digital access and social innovation, connecting communities and climate-friendly businesses to customers
- A consolidated last-mile delivery service that eases congestion in urban centres and reduces the environmental impact of our cities
Read the whole Delivering Community Power (2019) booklet: DOWNLOAD PDF
There are over 1200 local climate initiatives in nearly 600 municipalities that are led by more than 30 national and international organizations. What if these local climate initiatives coordinated their efforts to maximize impact? Through broad stakeholder engagement, Hubs build public support for political leadership on climate change.
TO: Vancouver City Council
FROM: General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability and General Manager of Engineering Services
SUBJECT: Climate Emergency Action Plan
In January 2019, Vancouver Council declared a climate emergency in recognition of the urgent threat posed by climate change, and as a call to scale up Vancouver’s efforts to cut carbon pollution. In April 2019, Council approved the Climate Emergency Response, which established six new targets (referred to as “Big Moves”). The Climate Emergency Action Plan (this report) provides the road map to achieve the following four Big Move targets in ways that also bring financial, health and economic benefits to Vancouver.
Salt Spring Island, BC
Climate change is not something that will happen in the distant future. It is happening now. It is not about Polar Bears or people in distant places that we don’t know (although yes, it is about that too). Climate change is about us, and our community. How we are being affected by it now and in the coming years and the part that we can play in stopping it.
Hodge Podge Garden, Incredible Edible Bridgewater (IEB), Edible Trees Bridgewater (ETB), The Bees’ Needs Pollinator Garden (BNPG)
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia