Note: This post was updated on March 5, 2017, to add the Unitarian Church of Vancouver and the First Unitarian Church of Victoria to the list. On March 7th, the Unitarian Church of Montreal was added. In spring 2016, the CUSJ Board decided to follow up on the CUSJ Board’s call to action and the Unitarian Universalist Association’s … Read moreCUSJ Congregational Divestment Survey Results
Greenpeace Report: Alberta can create 145,000 jobs in green energy. Focus on pipelines and expanding Tar Sands and threats of East-West divisions still the biggest barrier to meaningful greenhouse gas reduction targets. We need to bring Alberta on board. See Our Climate Action Pages for actions your social justice group can take.
Pipeline reviews are back in the news. During the 2015 federal election campaign, Mr. Trudeau confirmed that a NEB overhaul would apply to the Kinder Morgan project. “Yes. Yes,” Trudeau said. “It applies to existing projects, existing pipelines as well.” Kinder Morgan’s proposal would not be approved in January, he said. But by Nov. 18, … Read more350.org Action Strategy on pipelines: People’s Injunctions.
This report from the National Observer shows us how much green energy each province produces and which ones are most dependent on carbon and have few renewable resources developed. It also shows how far we have to go in our personal lifestyles and carbon consumption. We are now at the stage where we are ready … Read moreWhat does each province have to do to move toward climate solutions?
2015 11 01 CUSJ President Margaret Rao, after a vote from the CUSJ Board, signed on to the report, Fair Shares: A Civil Society Equity Review of INDC’s, showing what different countries have promised to bring to the table in Paris and what is each country’s fair share of the carbon budget. CUSJ supports Canada doing … Read moreCUSJ Supports Canada doing its Fair Share
CUSJ signs on to Joint Statement with Other Climate Groups calling on the Federal Government for stronger leadership leading up to Paris and COP 21
New climate pricing system could reduce greenhouse gas emissions…and poverty By: Andy Blair Member, Citizens’ Climate Lobby; CUSJ; and UUCH Climate Action Team By now, everyone knows it: we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions drastically if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change on our environment, our health, and our economy. But … Read moreThe Little Engine that Could: New Climate Pricing System
CUSJ vote to promote Fee & Dividend. Click here for the Press Release announcing that members voted to join the movement for a Fair Price on Carbon at the CUSJ AGM May 18, 2015 in Ottawa.
CUSJ joins over 30 other climate groups under the umbrella Step Up Canada including ClimateFast, Kairos Canada, Citizen’s Climate Movement, and the Climate Action Network to pressure Canada to come to the table in Paris at the Committee of the Parties on Climate Change (COP 21) with strong national targets.
Frances Deverell’s sermon to close the Ottawa Social Forum plus reading. Find out what people were thinking about at the social forum. What has to change for us to “decolonize Canada?” See Frances Deverell’s sermon given at the end of Ottawa’s Social Forum, August 2014 at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa.
You or your congregation can choose to divest from fossil fuels and let the corporations, the media and the government know you have done so. See CUSJ’s letter to congregational presidents. Take action by sharing our letter on your social action table, making it your action of the month, or by holding events to discuss it. … Read moreSupport 350.org’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign
2014 01 27 World Bank Chief Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment Drive Even important world leaders are recognizing the prudence of moving away from fossil fuels as an investment for both ourselves and future generations. If only national governments were as wise.
CUSJ Recommends Adding Fossil Fuels To Ethical Investment Screens You or your congregation can choose to divest from fossil fuels and let the corporations, the media and the government know you have done so. See CUSJ’s letter to congregational presidents. Take action by sharing our letter on your social action table, making it your action of … Read moreCUSJ recommends adding fossil fuels to ethical investment screens
CUSJ has renewed its involvement with Climatefast for 2013. Take the pledge and fast between September 21st and October 2nd 2013 on Parliament Hill or wherever they are. We fast to focus our energy and the energy of others toward a healthier planet and a healthier relationship with our only home. Take 12 days to practice … Read moreClimateFast 2013
Westcoast Chapter of CUSJ presents a brief to the National Energy Board making a business case against the Enbridge Pipeline Proposal. Globe and Mail Article on Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings. A Group of First Nations people envision an energy corridor controlled by First Nations to bring oil from the tar sands to the West Coast. … Read moreTar Sands Updates
Raven Courtney is walking across Canada to bring attention to Holly Higgins movement: Eradicate Ecocide.Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will … Read moreEradicate Ecocide
Toronto Chapter posts invitation to join in a fast — a protest to promote more action on climate change. See our new Environment Page. Starts Friday, September 21st at 8:00 am at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Goes till October 2nd. Is your chapter taking action on climate change or other serious environmental issues? Help us … Read moreToronto Chapter promotes action on climate change
Religious leaders from all faiths, through the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), are encouraging the Canadian Government to take action and exercise leadership in the area of climate change. The science is solid, telling us that if we do not turn this boat around and reduce our greenhouse gases, there will be dire consequences around … Read moreCUSJ Endorses CCC Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change
Discussion Paper No. 18 by Richard Heinberg Spring 2010 Five other major trends leading us towards catastrophe in addition to climate change.