Here is a message from Naomi Klein on 350.org’s work in Canada.
I think 2015 could be the biggest year yet in the Canadian climate justice
movement, and I feel confident that 350.org will play a crucial role.
As Prime Minister Harper continues his mad dash to dig up, ship and burn
as much tar sands oil as possible, 350 is working from the Maritimes to
British Columbia to help build a people’s climate movement — the kind of
movement with the vision, heart and guts to defeat Big Oil’s agenda for
In the past several years, 350.org has played a leading role in bringing
together the biggest climate mobilizations the world has ever seen, and
next year more of that energy will be focused on the Canadian government
— currently one of the world’s most obstructionist players when it comes
to global climate action.
That work will be so much stronger with your support. If you think this is
important, donate — any amount makes a difference.
In 2014, 350.org hired its first full-time Canadian organizer, and joined
a wave of grassroots actions to confront elected leaders over the Energy
East pipeline, the biggest tar sands pipeline ever. Already this
collective effort is paying off: Energy East’s backers are dropping one by
one, and momentum is shifting against the pipeline.
In 2015 we need to bring together more people in Canada than ever to
demand climate justice. With oil prices plummeting and tar sands investors
getting cold feet, we have a chance to shift the direction of this country
away from the greed and arrogance of the extractive industries.
And I think it’s possible. Most Canadians know we can do better than an
economic model that relies on poisoning the lands and waters of First
Nations, puts our coasts in danger and destabilizes the world’s climate.
The time for a just transition is now.
This could be a pivotal year, and I want us to be ambitious.
With determined hope,
Member, Board of Directors of 350.org