Local Business for Climate Action

A couple of weeks ago, we launched sister campaigns aimed at urging local businesses to support youth activists in the lead-up to the Global Climate Strikes. If you’re interested in participating, the campaign is on until the end of the day tomorrow.

Click here to write to businesses
Write to businesses

One campaign is aimed at patrons and asks that they e-mail their neighbourhood businesses to put up Climate Strike posters. It provides an e-mail template to copy, paste and send. Businesses are then directed to the campaign below.

This one is aimed at business owners directly. Whether they sign up because someone has e-mailed them or of their own accord, they can download image resources for posting.

Click here if you own a business
Click here if you own a business

Thank you to all who participated, turning public focus toward the future of our youth.

Here are the businesses who signed up so far to bring attention to the Climate Strikes.

Mountain Equipment Co-op, Patagonia, and Lush have also made public their support for this Friday’s Toronto Climate Strike. If you wrote to them, thank you! Consumers have the power to push businesses toward social responsibility and/or validate these initiatives.


*This business has sent a photo or link showing their display of Climate Strike information.

Yes, the Amazon is still burning…

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Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, in a CNN interview with Christiane Amanpour, says “the Amazon is not burning, not burning at all. We have fires this year, a little more than last year.” He says that these fires are not an unprecedented crisis (Video: https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2019/09/04/amanpour-brazilian-foreign-minister-ernesto-araujo-amazon-fires.cnn).

We’re asking our own Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, to condemn President Bolsonaro’s inaction in order to forge a path toward meaningful environmental protections for the Amazon and its people.

Why?

Despite the Brazilian government’s denial of the scope of the Amazon destruction, Canada continues to talk trade with Brazil, pushing for environmental protections that are simply not forthcoming (https://globalnews.ca/news/5822097/canada-amazon-protection-mercosur-brazil/). Canada is still trying to figure out ways to put profit over people and planet instead of focusing on our Climate Emergency.

In the meantime:
– The lives and homes of the Amazon’s Indigenous people are under threat.
– Global rainfall patterns will be affected and as a result, crop production (https://globalnews.ca/news/5828481/amazon-wildfires-rain-food-production/).
– A vast ecosystem is destroyed.

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