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 please fill out the form here.
On September 27th, 2019 from 12pm -2pm there will be a rally to have Queen’s divest its funds from fossil fuel companies. While student and faculty support for the campaign is growing, this rally will send a clear message to the board of trustees that the Queen’s community no longer supports fossil fuel investments. During this rally we will hear speech from Queen’s professors, performances by musicians and poetry by Queen’s students. How can you help? We need students to make announcements in their classrooms about the rally. We found a lot of success last year when students made an announcement to their class (professors permission willing). We have a script here, should you want to inform your class of the rally. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates!!
Today there was a strike in Kingston that was apart of the worldwide movement Fridays for Future, that began in August 2018. The strike involved local organisations including Fridays for future, Switch, 350 Kingston, Kingstonians for Safe Technology, Amnesty International Kingston and several others. The strike was to protest the lack of political action being taken to keep our temperature from rising over 1.5 degree Celsius. There were several speeches made including one conducted by Dianne Saxe (former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario). Overall there was an estimated 2,000 people who attended the speeches and then the march afterwards.
If you are not yet apart of our general member group, please click here. When looking for volunteer opportunities we request that you fill in this form. It will allow us to see what times you are available to volunteer with us. If you would sign our divestment petition, please click on this link: https://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/divest-queen-s-from-fossil-fuels Share it with your friends and like the Divestment page here! As always, if you have an idea, email us at email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do about implementing it. We want you and your ideas. Climate change will only be solved by coming together and working towards socially beneficial solutions. Your QBACC team www.qbacc.org firstname.lastname@example.org Queen’s University sits on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.