LINKS

FTFO has a Youtube channel. 

Watch the event with Seth Klein about a just recovery HERE.

GROUPS

Seth Klein has links to many organizations in Canada to join.

Climate Emergency Unit Seth has teamed up with David Suzuki Institute to move governments and leaders in Canada into true climate emergency mode, pressing them to adopt ambitious policies that align with what science says we must do. We need to move at a speed and scale not seen since the Second World War. We can mobilize again & we know how. All sectors of society. All levels of government. All of us. This is our opportunity to do something grand together and it’s our last chance. If we don’t succeed, nothing else matters. Let’s do this.  The website has great resources.

BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) Reducing your GHG emissions

Citizens Climate Lobby is dedicated to action and building political will for improving and protecting Canada’s national carbon pricing policy.   It was instrumental in the adoption of the most ambitious climate plan ever. The backbone of Canada’s climate plan is carbon pricing.

BC Climate Alliance is a non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization working to create the political will for just, effective and sustainable provincial climate policies in British Columbia.

Climate Caucus (CC) is a non-partisan network of 250+ elected local leaders working collectively to create and implement equitable policy which aligns IPCC and IPBES science.

BCCIC The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) is a network that engages in sustainable development and social justice issues. BCCIC’s membership is made up of individuals, international development organizations and civil society organizations in British Columbia, Canada.

Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council has a mission to work with people in the OK Valley to be resilient, sustainable, regenerative, and joyous place to live, work, and play; to be a source of inspiration and thought leadership, and to attract and retain people of various talents....MORE

Indigenous Climate Hub   is an Indigenous-led project and national online platform for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, communities, and organizations to Learn, Share and Connect.

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is an Indigenous-led organization guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors and land defenders from communities and regions across the country.

Climate Action Network Canada is a coalition of more than 100 organizations across the country and cares about how a changing climate affects people, plants, and wildlife advancing solutions that are affordable and create hundreds of thousands of jobs. It is the only network in the country that brings labour, development, faith-based, and Indigenous groups together with the key national, provincial, and territorial environmental organizations working on climate change. The network plays a critical role in helping Canadian organizations understand and respond to climate change impacts and policies, across Canada and around the world, to coordinate efforts for greatest impact.

BCDrawdown  Pachamama Alliance and its Project Drawdown workshops have a growing volunteer core team. "Our goal is to inform and engage a critical mass of ordinary citizens committed to bringing forth a thriving, just and sustainable world for all." They have lots of links and resources.

INTERACTIVE TOOLS

Climate Action Planner is a tool for BC local governments to explore community-wide climate actions. Choose your community and see how you and your community can reduce emissions. Community Energy Association (CEA) has created a simple and interactive tool to help BC communities see their current GHG emissions, their future emissions without action, and the results of high-impact actions to reduce emissions.

 

NASA Climate Time Machine shows how some of Earth's key climate indicators are changing over time.

LEARN MORE

CBC What On Earth This is a weekly podcasts and stories on all things environmental, where highlighting trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world.

CBC Ideas "From climate change to pandemics: we can fix this mess together."

BCDrawdown  Pachamama Alliance and its Project Drawdown workshops has a growing volunteer core team. Our goal is to inform and engage a critical mass of ordinary citizens committed to bringing forth a thriving, just and sustainable world for all. They have lots of links and resources.

The Open Climate Policy Database  Created by students from around the world, this work builds on the youth climate movement, and represents one of many first steps in translating the momentum into policy action. The dataset is a work in progress, and will be updated and added to annually.

TED Talks on climate.  "Climate change is the epic challenge of our lives, and community leaders like Rahwa Ghirmatzion and Zelalem Adefris are already working on sustainable, resilient solutions. Through their organizations in Buffalo and Miami, they're focused on durable, affordable housing for under-resourced communities, the most vulnerable to the instability of climate change. Watch for a lesson on how we can work alongside our neighbors to address climate catastrophe and social inequality. (Narrated by Don Cheadle)"

 

Katherine Hayhoe: How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion -- and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. "We can't give in to despair," she says. "We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act -- and that hope begins with a conversation, today."

Canada's new climate action is called Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy. This plan is a cornerstone of the government’s commitment in the 2020 Speech from the Throne to create over one million jobs, restoring employment to pre-pandemic levels. The plan includes 64 new measures and $15 billion in investments in addition to the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s $6 billion for clean infrastructure announced this fall as part of its growth plan.

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is a group that draws "on experience and expertise from across the country [to] accelerate [climate policy] progress and help Canadian decision makers chart a course toward a clean, resilient and prosperous future for all Canadians. They are publicly funded, non-partisan, and independently governed.

Kiss the Ground Find Your Path  Lots of resources and videos to inspice change.

TALKING TO PEOPLE

The Alberta Narratives Project Report I and Report II are intended to provide practical guidance for climate and energy communicators about what language works well and – crucially – what language might pose an obstacle for communicating with any specific group.

Climate Outreach.org  A new conversation with the centre-right about climate and energy. With continuing political polarisation around climate change and energy issues, there is an urgent need to reflect the views of centre-right citizens accurately and build communications around their values.

CITY / PROVINCE PLANS

Kelowna's Official Community Plan OCP

CleanBC Read the FULL REPORT of the province's plan to a cleaner future.

ENERGY CO-OPS

Gabriola Island has a powerful group that work together to help residents embrace renewable energy systems.

Regina has the Wascana Solar Co-op.