LET YOUR MP KNOW!
I believe we are at the time where we need to take action with regards to climate. Ontario has voted "no" to declaring a climate emergency.
Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has put forth a motion to the House of Commons requsting that they recognize that:
a) climate changes is a real and urgent crisis
b) Canadians are currently feeling the impacts of climate change
c) climate change has an impact on several different communities across the country
d) action is required to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all part of the economy.
Additionally, the NDP government is asking for the government to declare a national climate emergency, abandon the Transmountain Pipeline project, and cease all financial subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.
How do we do our part? Let's e-mail our MP and inform them of our opinions! Follow the directions below to get an e-mail sent out in less than ten minutes! Our country and planet deserve it.
Step One: find your MP's contact info
Click here and type in your postal code. Click on your MP and their email address will be there. Copy and paste it into a new email draft.
Step Two: copy the following into the body of your email
Dear (MP's name),
My name is (your name) and I am writing to you today as a concerned citizen.
There is no doubt that climate change is upon us. Flash floods, forest fires, and extreme temperatures have been plaguing our country for some time now. The recent U.N. report on climate change has given us until the year 2030 to reduce our greenhouse emissions yet as a country, it seems as though we are doing little at the moment.
I'm scared. I'm scared for my family, my friends, and all of the people I love. I firmly believe that our government and individual Canadians need to work together to solve this climate crisis. And so I am writing to you today to ask you to please support all motions aimed at doing so. We need to declare a climate emergency and start prioritizing our planet. The good of the country, it's economy, and its citizens depends on it.
Thank you for your consideration,
Step Three: Adjust the template and hit "Send"
Add the name of your MP and of course your name to the template. If you have an extra minute, I would recommend adding a few sentences of your own or changing the wording. The more personalized the e-mail, the more likely it is to get read apparently!
Thank you so, so much for taking the time to do this. Hopefully we can make a difference together.