Queen's Backing Action on Climate Change 2019

Environmentalism should be a priority at Queen's.
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November 16, 2019

For foreshadow

For emphasis

A writer's timehonoured device

For incipient encouragement

It might begin to suffice

Earthdate anthropocene  415

We have our opening scene

CO2 content continues ascension

Too resolute yet the absurd intention

Of continuing comatose, the fossil convention

Corporate appetites clearly not sated

Current trajectory little abated

What constitutes success?

It's too little debated

Today it's to see our futures repatriated

For the biggest challenge of all human history

We assemble at well-known Queens University

Millions rally planetwide

May this energy not subside

But gather force,yet higher tide

Cultural evolution, we understand

Though mixed reviews

Today plays its best hand

Now, and to this day returni...

Climate change is the most significant global threat to biodiversity and the wellbeing of our planet, so much so that the city of Kingston recently declared a state of climate emergency. Every individual has the responsibility to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change. But how can we have an impact on this global issue if we don’t fully understand how climate change is affecting our community on a local level?

Even as fourth year biology students, we struggled to name more than a few local organizations that are currently working to fight the current climate crisis in Kingston. Therefore, we conducted a series of interviews with representatives from local organizations to learn about the...

Continued reliance on oil & gas is not Canada’s best choice, economically or environmentally. 

Despite Canada’s abundance of oil and gas reserves, transitioning our economy away from the industry is the only way to address the climate crisis.

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated carbon budgets—how much carbon dioxide we have left before our planet warms beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. They ranged from 258-570 gross tonnage (Gt).

Rising temperature represents devastating consequences, from reduction of freshwater availability and crop yields to dying reefs and melting glaciers. This is environmental destruction on an unprecedented scale. Thi...

November 13, 2019

Up until recently, my most common nickname had been Sel. But I started this little Instagram account for my friends and I, and I started being called by a different name: sustainable queen! I have always cared about the environment- I went vegan for a while and have always loved second hand shopping. But it wasn’t until I moved to Ireland that I really started becoming more passionate about becoming even more eco-friendly.

During my time volunteering with UNICEF, I started helping with workshops for high school students around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I remember sitting in one of the workshops, trying to help anyway I could - but more importantly listening, and realizing that I had a v...

November 8, 2019

DIVESTMENT 

The divestment campaign continues to gain support from clubs, professors and alumni.

This past week a number of different clubs have endorsed the divestment movement including Queen’s University Chorus, NeuGeneration Conference on Neuroscience and Inquire Publication.

If you are a part of a club or DSC and want to endorse the campaign, have your chairs or presidents fill out this form. If you are interested in helping with the divestment campaign please email divestqueens@gmail.com, We also host general meetings in Kingston Hall room 204 every Wednesday at 6:30, here we will be able to answer any questions you may have as well as provide you with more information on how to get involved.

TH...

November 6, 2019

Hello everyone! My name is Felix Joly and I am an executive member of QBACC and head of the marketing portfolio. Recently, I have been designing the t-shirt for the 2019-2020 QBACC team and it has been a really enjoyable challenge. My design philosophy has been one of minimalism - always prioritizing the directness of symbolic messages over details and nuance. With that being said, I also took inspiration from 90s t-shirt designs in choosing the scheme for our shirts. The 90s for me represents the pinnacle in colour blocking and minimalism, as seen primarily though fashion and pop culture at the time.  

Anyways, enough about inspiration, on to the design itself. The front features simply a QBACC logo o...

October 25, 2019

If you are interested in contributing more to QBACC as a general member then we have two new opportunities that would be perfect for you! On our Facebook page we will be releasing two new exciting opportunities - media intern and general counsel representative.

The general responsibilities of the media intern would be to keep our social media content updated with relevant material.

The general counsel representative would assist in organizing volunteers, help arrange upcoming events and other responsibilities of a similar nature.  This is your chance to become more involved ans take action in enforcing positive change. 

By solidifying support in the University and reachi...

October 21, 2019

TODAY IS THE DAY. Today hundreds of students, armed with the knowledge we provided lined up to vote. Thanks to our volunteers these past weeks, we have been able to register hundreds of students to vote in the upcoming federal election. Right until the final day to register, we were in the ARC  registering young voters and providing them information on how to vote. 

Following the rally and QBACC presenting to the board of trustees on the 27th, Divest Queen’s has been hard at work solidifying support in the University and reaching out to alumni. Recently, we have begun looking for clubs and department student councils to stand in solidarity and formally endorse the campaign as their club. If you ar...

October 4, 2019

Below we have past and future events, volunteering opportunities and different ways in which you can get involved!

Thanks to our volunteers these past weeks, we have been able to register hundreds of students to vote in the upcoming federal election. At our booth that has been in the ARC, we have been able to answer questions people have concerning voting and give people the tools to make an informed decision. Our booth will be set up at least 5 days a week until voting day. If you would like to help people register to vote during week of October 7th please fill out the form here.

On September 27th 2019, thanks to the support of the Queen’s community, QBACC had approximately 1,500 to 2,000 peo...

September 20, 2019

As people are getting settled into another year, QBACC teams have been hard at work to create action against climate change.

Below we will examine upcoming events as well as different ways in which you can get involved.

As the upcoming federal election is a month away, young voters must registered so that their voices can be heard. This past week, thanks to our wonderful volunteers, we had a voter registration booth set up in the ARC registering people to vote. Our volunteers also gave people information on each of the candidate’s environmental policy. Our booth will be set up at least 5 days a week until voting day. If you would like to help register people to vote during week of September 23rd...

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https://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2019-09-23/news/ams-announces-divestment-from-fossil-fuels/

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