Why are we striking?

It has been known that human-generated fossil fuel emissions have been contributing to climate change for more than fifty years. Yet, little action has been taken by our elected officials to deal with this crisis. During this time, natural disasters have been rapidly increasing in severity, species loss has been accelerating, communities are experiencing water shortages and glaciers have been melting, all as inequality has been growing. 

Eleven years. That's how long climate scientists are giving us to drastically shift our economy to be in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, which caps global heating at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. If we have any hope of meeting these targets, thus preventing an even larger domino effect of climate catastrophes, action must be taken now.

How does a warming climate impact me?

Vancouver Strike

When

 Friday, September 27, 2019

 1 pm to 5pm

Where

 Vancouver City Hall

Getting There

Take the Millennium Line SkyTrain from Lincoln or Coquitlam Central station to Commercial-Broadway Station, then take the 99 B-Line to Broadway-City Hall Station

Getting Home

Take the Expo Line from Granville station to Commercial-Broadway Station, transfer to the Millennium Line.

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Coquitlam Strike

When

 Friday, September 27, 2019

 Starts at 8:20 am

Where

 Outside of Dr. Charles Best Secondary on Como Lake Avenue

What can I do to help?

  • Warmer, more extreme temperatures

  • Longer summer dry spells

  • Wetter fall and winter seasons

  • More extreme precipitation events

  • Decreased snowpack in our regional watersheds 

  • Sea level rise

  • Attend the Climate Strike at Vancouver City Hall on Sept. 27th

  • Attend the Climate Strike outside of Charles Best Secondary on Sept. 27th

  • Contact your local government officials

  • Take public transit, walk or bike whenever possible​

  • Reduce your consumption of food derived from animals (especially beef)

  • Lower the amount of food waste you produce and compost the rest (tips from Love Food Hate Waste)

  • Opt for Renewable Natural Gas

  • Opt for a more fuel-efficient vehicle (smaller, newer, hybrid, electric)

  • Don't buy things that don't add long-term value to your life

  • When buying textiles, stick to second-hand whenever possible, and stay away from fast fashion brands (see the sustainable fashion brand directory, Good on You)

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Gleneagle Green Team

1195 Lansdowne Drive

Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y8

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Located on the unceded core territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nation within the shared traditional territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Squamish and Sto:lo Nation.

We're a student-run club, and as such, our views may not reflect those of  School District #43 (Coquitlam).

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