“IT’S CLEAR THAT CANADA, LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD, IS FACING A CLIMATE CRISIS.
From melting permafrost in the north, to ninja rain storms in our cities, to the shifting shores on our coasts, we’ve seen the evidence: climate change is real.
We have the facts. So, what comes next?
With no single checklist to follow, no series of straightforward steps to take that will make it all go away, it’s hard to know what to do.
But there are some strategies that will help safeguard our homes, our communities and our country. People are working on them every day.
We hope this handbook will help you find your own path forward.
In it, you will meet people and community groups working to combat climate change — and finding comfort and purpose in their efforts.
You will learn ways you can help in the fight, whether it’s by monitoring first-hand the effects of a warming climate or taking steps to reduce your own carbon footprint.
And you’ll read tips on how to talk to kids about the climate crisis and how to query your federal candidates on climate issues ahead of the October election.
Most important, you’ll hear directly from people who are thinking about climate change every day. Like many of us, they are scared and sometimes overwhelmed by the scope of the problem. But they also have a lot of hope that humanity can overcome it.
After all, we’re in this together. So, let’s get started.”