Vote for climate action and communities that don’t pollute!

Thursday, October 06, 2022
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Vote in your BC municipal elections!

Local government matters.

Voting may be the most important of all the small things we do in our daily lives to fight climate change. There’s a municipal election going on right now in every community across BC. Local leaders elected this month will either help the province meet its 2030 climate commitments or blow them. 

There’s no room left for delay. Vote accordingly.

We’re already living through deadly climate disasters. Not understanding the urgency of this issue should disqualify any candidate for office at any level. Municipal governments make all sorts of housing, transportation and land use decisions that determine how much our communities pollute. 

We need climate champions in every community. Election Day is Saturday, Oct. 15, but you can also vote early if it’s easier. Find out who your candidates are and pick the ones that will make the climate emergency a top priority. If you need help, take a look at our paper from earlier this year, Communities Take On Climate Change.  

Make a plan to get to the polls. You do not want to sit this one out. 

  • Visit your community’s webpage
  • Find out who your candidates are and what their plans are for climate action
  • Figure out where and when you plan to vote

Then get to the polls and vote like your whole world depends on it — because it does.

Thanks for doing your part.

Fancy meeting you here at the end of this article! Care to hang out together for a few more sentences?

The campaign you just read about is one of about 20 we’re actively working on at any given time. And the person who wrote this article is the same campaigner who’s asking you to take action, who’s calling on our legislators to make changes and who’s in the field to bring you photos, videos and stories documenting this issue.

Did you notice how we’re a bit distinct, that we’re not afraid to call out the industries or governments that threaten what’s wild? Unlike other groups, we’re almost 100 per cent* “people powered.” Individuals like you who care give what they can, when they can. No corporate or government funding restricts our strategies, our actions or our voice. That’s how we stay a lean, nimble and unequivocally relentless voice for wilderness, wildlife and the climate. That’s why we’d love it if you’d consider joining us by making a monthly donation to the Wilderness Committee today.

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We’ve already established you like to read to the end, so here’s the fine print. It’s 96 per cent of our funding which comes from individuals like you and me. About four per cent of our total funding comes from a few grants from foundations. Every gift — no matter the size — has an impact and powers our work for nature.

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