Give it up for the Earth! is a national faith-in-action campaign that raises awareness about the climate crisis and mobilizes people across Canada to reduce personal and household greenhouse gas emissions, engage in acts of solidarity, and collect signatures as a demonstration of support for increased federal climate action.
Addressing the climate crisis in a just and equitable way prioritizes Indigenous autonomy and considers the needs of communities who have been historically marginalized and are particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis.
Together, through the Give it up for the Earth! campaign, we are calling on the federal government to increase its emissions reductions target, increase support for grant-based climate finance, and end fossil fuel subsidies to fund a fair, inclusive and just transition.
Give it up for the Earth! 2024 includes three action items:
- A pledge to reduce your personal and household greenhouse gas emissions.
- A Commitment to embrace eco-spirituality through climate action and by building relationships with the Indigenous communities on whose traditional territories we live, work, and play.
- Sending a letter to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, urging him to set more ambitious climate action targets and expressing support for a just transition towards a low-carbon economy.
Register your community!
If you would like to join the hundreds of churches, schools, religious orders, and ecumenical groups across Canada that are Giving it up for the Earth! this Lent, we invite you to complete the form below to register your faith community.
Organizers are asked to publicize the campaign in their faith community, encourage dialogue about - and action to reduce - greenhouse gas emissions, and collect campaign signatures. Thank you!