Want to show this film to people you know as a way to start a conversation? You’ll find resources here. Want to learn more about environmental issues, or find out how you can get involved and meet other people who share your concerns? Here are some amazing groups (and there are many more out there!):
PowerShift is an online community for the grassroots-driven. The site offers young organizers a platform to share resources, stories, ideas and showcase our diverse movement. The community we create helps us to build political power, harness our collective energy, amplify our message and advance our vision of a clean, just and sustainable future.
Fossil Free Canada
If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. Fossil Free Canada is a partnership between the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and 350.org working to get Canadian funds out of the business of climate change. We believe that universities, religious institutions, city and state governments, and other institutions that serve the public good should divest from fossil fuels.
The Wilderness Committee
A grassroots, member-supported organization that works on climate issues, safeguarding wildlife and public lands, and preserving the Pacific coast. The Wilderness Committee has chapters in Vancouver and Victoria, BC, and in Manitoba and Ontario. Have a look at their website and this list of upcoming events and actions you can participate in.
Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC)
We create opportunities for people to demand that governments take action on climate change. We are completely volunteer driven and not affiliated with any political group. The single most powerful tool for change we have in this country is citizen engagement. When the public works together to demand action, the politicians listen. VTACC is especially concerned about the planned expansion of thermal coal exports through Metro Vancouver ports, and proposed tar sands pipelines.
Defend Our Coast
Working to stop tar sands pipelines and tankers off BC’s coast, this coalition helps citizens to organize events in communities around BC.
Brings together everyday British Columbians to reclaim decision-making power over their air, land and water. We believe British Columbians should have the right to make their own decisions about how the land they live on is used and we know that there is power in numbers. That’s why we work with more than 170,000 supporters, as well as First Nations, businesses and communities, to leverage political victories and find common sense solutions to some of B.C.’s most pressing problems.
David Suzuki Foundation
Works with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.
Sierra Club of BC
Sierra Club BC is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to protect and conserve British Columbia’s wilderness, species and ecosystems, within the urgent context of global warming impacts. We advocate the responsible use of B.C.’s natural resources while promoting a modern, equitable economy that sustains our planet in every way.One of our greatest strengths, rooted in our more than 40 year history, is our ability to engage and mobilize people in constructive action to protect ecosystems and wild spaces. At the heart of our organization are more than 16,000 supporters from diverse communities across the province.
The Transition Network supports community-led responses to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy, building resilience and happiness. People have started transition groups in communities all over Canada – find a group near you – or get one started.