Queen's Backing Action on Climate Change 2019

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November 25, 2019

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 Health Outreach, Queen’s Soul Food, and the Queen's Recreational Sailing.

But the very big news is that the The Arts & Science Undergraduate Society have endorsed divestment!!!  If you want to read more about this huge step forward click here. We also receive the support of the French Department and the Dan School of Drama and Music!!

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.

 

 

 

Today, there will be a screening of the film Human Flow by Ai Weiwei. This film demonstrates the countless lives and stories have been drastically altered by the need to migrate due to famine, climate change, and war. The film will be shown, and a facilitated audience reflection about forced migration and our local response will follow. If you would like to learn more or attend the event you can find more information here.

 

This past week Queen’s chancellor Jim Leech and Smith School of Business prof Sean Cleary were featured in the Globe and Mail today. Their opinions and support are both hugely influential  and they outlined some facts that make us optimistic in our fight for divestment.  You can read the full article here.

 

This Friday from 12pm - 2pm, there is another strike being held outside City Hall in Kingston.  Organized by Fridays for Future and 350 Kingston, this strike is centered around maintaining pressure on political leaders in Kingston to take substantial action against climate change. In addition to motivational speakers and live music there will also be free hot drinks and petitions to sign. If you are passionate about seeing a change in your community, then join us in front of City Hall this Friday!! Read more about the strike here


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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