A Lenten faith-in-action campaign to increase climate justice in Canada (watch video)
The Give it up for the Earth! campaign is centred on a postcard that includes:
- a pledge to individual climate action, and
- a call for more far-reaching national climate policy.
The aims of Give it up for the Earth! are to raise awareness about climate change, and collect signatures as a demonstration of support for increased federal government action. How you do this is up to you!
You may wish to incorporate Give it up for the Earth! into Sunday worship or highlight Give it up for the Earth! during Shrove Tuesday dinner. Alternatively, you could plan a lunch hour community outreach event or come up with a completely different event idea. Any of these options can be complemented by profiling Give it up for the Earth! online, via websites, newsletters, and social media platforms. For move event ideas see the Give it up for the Earth! Organizing Guide.
Are you ready to Give it up for the Earth!?
Give it up for the Earth! will signal to the government that Canadians – especially Canadian Christians – are prepared to make lifestyle changes in order to reduce our GHG emissions. And, that we want our government to match and exceed these actions with policy changes that will move us further and faster towards international climate change goals.
Of course, climate change will impact not only people of faith, but all of humanity – indeed all of creation. So, if you are a Christian, we encourage you to Give it up for the Earth! as part of your Lenten journey. Otherwise, we invite you to participate as a Canadian and global citizen. We can all Give it up for the Earth! by reducing our personal GHG emissions and calling on the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to step up Canada’s climate action.News: Ecological Justice