Queen's Backing Action on Climate Change 2019

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Weekly Newsletter

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 are a part of a club or DSC and want to endorse the campaign, have your chairs or presidents fill out this form. We will also be meeting with the Chair of the Board of Trustees within the week to clarify our proposed changes to the Responsible Investment Policy. 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

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With homecoming this past weekend the street party on Aberdeen proved to be as big as expected. To limit the amount of litter on that street, QBACC collaborated with Queen’s Squirrel Watching Club to host a pre and post hoco clean up. We put the theory to the test that when the nature is already clean, people are less likely to litter. Before homecoming, 5 bags were filled in the first 30 minutes!  

 

A first step in addressing Queen’s abysmal waste situation is going after the sources of waste. With this in mind QBCC initiated the plates over plastic campaign. As many of you know, the 4th demand was that Queen’s take action to reduce waste. Well, we’re tired of waiting and we’re going after the producers of waste ourselves. The special projects team, headed by Vice President Maggie Williams, have created action plans and lists of specific wasteful products with ideas for solutions.  This week they will be meeting with the managers of the various food retail locations on campus and presenting their findings. 

 

If you are a new member we are so excited to work with you on sustainable projects that you want to see enacted at Queen's. Please fill out this form which will allow us to see what times you are available to volunteer with us. If you are not yet apart of our general member group, please click here.


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 www.queensbacc@gmail.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
queensbacc@gmail.com

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