Get Into Action!
Drawdown BC encourages climate action at four levels: individual, family and friends, community and local institutions, and policy and legislative levels. Action is needed at all levels.
We actively foster relationships with individuals, groups, and organizations working towards solving the climate emergency. Key climate action organizations and climate initiatives in BC are listed below.
Did you know that municipalities are on the front lines of climate change, and municipal governments directly influence roughly half of Canada’s energy use and emissions? It’s easy to get engaged in municipal policy and climate action, through these steps:
- Find a local organization in your area that follows municipal climate and environmental policy, and find out how you can get involved. If you put yourself on the mailing lists of local climate organizations, petitions and letter writing campaigns for you to consider will come directly to your inbox.
- Follow and attend municipal council meetings so you understand what municipal actions and policies are under consideration.
- Write emails or letters to your local government leaders advocating for stronger climate action and policy. Find contact information for your local municipal government here.
- Share what you are learning about municipal climate policy with your family and friends!
You can also write to your MLA, advocating for stronger climate action and policy. Find your MLA here.
Climate Action Organizations
Looking for a local climate action organization to get involved with? We have provided some organizations that we are more familiar with below, but a full list of West Coast Canada climate action organizations are listed by West Coast Climate Action Network (WE-CAN). Or browse and pair up with the over 170 non-profit organizations that share your values listed on CreativelyUnited.org.
British Columbia Organizations
Canada & International Organizations
Climate Initiatives in BC
The following climate initiatives have been identified by Drawdown BC facilitators and workshop participants. If you want to add an initiative to this list, please contact us!
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