Congratulations Canada

It's a bold target.
An 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Getting there won't be easy. We're going to need help. A lot of help.
 

How about 36 million people?

-- each in their own way, and for their own reasons.

Climate Action Canada helps people act on climate change -- in their homes and communities.

 

Can we make a difference?

Believe it. Climate action can help us save money and live better at the same time as we lower our energy use.
We can use climate action as the opportunity to create the future we want.

 

Can we organize 36 million people?

Actually, it's not that hard if we focus on three key actions and three key indicators. Do this, and we will support positive and organic change that will improve our lives at the same time as we can reduce our carbon emissions and adapt to a changing climate:

  • Increase Government Support for Public Action: Government climate plans should include investments in climate infrastructure, public incentives, and funding for public engagement and support.
    INDICATOR: government climate action websites that connect people to climate solutions and a full range of incentives.
  • Promote Community Leadership: Organize Cool Communities. Organize a community network, draft a local climate action plan, help people find solutions that meet their needs, and take on projects that will benefit the community.
    INDICATOR: Climate Action communities.
  • Organize Climate Campaigns: Collaborate on signature campaigns to promote climate action and climate solutions.
    INDICATOR: Climate Action campaigns.

See the links above, or read the whole plan: "Engage! How to put Canadians into Canada's Climate Plans".

How are we doing?

Not so good. 
But it is still early days and there is positive momentum.
Here's where we stand:
Sr. Government Climate Action sites (out of 14)
5
Municipal Climate Action sites ( out of 3,000+)
1
Climate Action Communities (out of 5,000+)
40
Collaborative Climate Action Campaigns
2

Got the picture?

We need to do much more! And you can help.
See Info for details on Climate Action Canada, and how you can help.