TO ALL OF OUR SIGNATORS, THANK YOU FOR SIGNING OUR PETITION. CONTINUE TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO SIGN AND JOIN US IN OUR MARCH ON APRIL 22, 12;00 PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME (CST).
WHEREAS the United Nations has declared water and sanitation as human rights in July 2010 and there still exists 174 drinking water advisories in over 100 First Nations communities
AND WHEREAS single use plastics are ending up in our oceans, polluting and killing the marine life, and being buried in our many land fills to stay there for an eternity,
AND WHEREAS our federal government has signed on to the Paris Agreement which outlines targets and goals for the environment
AND WHEREAS Canada has one of the highest carbon emissions per capita in the whole world
AND WHEREAS Climate Change scientists are now recognizing the daily results of the present climate crisis,
We the undersigned members of Youth In A Green War call upon our federal government to create an independent Climate Change Action agency to be funded at the same level as our military with the mandate to take immediate action to phase out fossil fuel extraction and restore all of our natural environments to a healthy state,
We the undersigned members of Youth In A Green War call upon all provincial and municipal governments to enact the necessary legislation and or policies to match the European Union on their ban on unnecessary single use plastics.
On behalf of the members of Youth in a Green War, we thank everyone that has signed our petition! The following is a copy of our call to action.
Call to Action
Mother Earth needs Canadian Youth to rise up and take action. The most conservative estimates suggest that our oceans could be dead by 2040 and Canadian youth are allowing our leaders to let this happen.
On April 22nd at 12:00 noon Winnipeg time, post secondary students across Canada will meet on campuses and, together, they will march to the offices, city halls, legislatures and other government buildings to demand that our leaders fight climate change with the same vigour that we have fought wars in the past. The time for compromise, discussion and studies is past. The time for action is now.
Always remember, 'IF YOU ARE NOT PLAYING A ROLE IN CREATING A SOLUTION – YOU ARE AN ACTIVE PART OF THE PROBLEM!'
We look forward to hearing from all of our friends in universities and colleges across Canada with your plans on how to help put the above mentioned plan into action.
Youth in a Green War