Sustainabiliteens painted a mural and held a blockade in front of Chubb Insurance's office in so-called downtown “Vancouver” to demand they stop insuring the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline. The TMX pipeline is evidently a climate bomb, but it is much more than that. The pipeline has no consent from several Indigenous nations, it puts our communities at risk of major health issues, harms endangered species and is directly related to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls and Two-Spirit (MMIWG2S) genocide. It is time for us to take action against Chubb Insurance and the other major insurers of TMX. Thank you to Portable Electric for supporting us with equipment. Update (Sept 2021): We are happy to share that Chubb has dropped TMX and all other tar sands-linked projects from their insurance portfolio.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
A Zoom watch party was organized for Vancouverites to comment on the Vancouver City Council meeting for the Climate Emergency Action Plan. Councillors ended up passing all of the main parts put forward by city staff, setting Vancouver on the path for a 50% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030!
Friday, October 30, 2020
Our Vancouver team, joined by Councillors Christine Boyle, Sarah Kirby-Yung, Michael Wiebe, Pete Fry, Lisa Dominato and Jean Swanson, striked outside of City Hall in support of the Climate Emergency Action Plan.
After Premier John Horgan announced a snap election, we began meeting with MLA candidates from across the region. Ultimately, we endorsed eleven candidates, with two being elected to the BC Legislature. We look forward to working with all MLAs, and applying these learnings to future elections.
Friday, September 25, 2020
As part of the national #NotGoingBack campaign, we are organized strikes outside of four Liberal MPs offices in response to the throne speech not recognizing the urgency of the crises we face.
Friday, November 29, 2019
We led Vancouver in imagining alternatives to extractivism by organizing a FutureFest in the streets of downtown.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Joined by Greta Thunberg and local Indigenous nations, we hosted a press conference launching a youth environmental lawsuit against the Canadian government and demonstrated alongside upwards of 15,000 Vancouverites - with only one week of preparation.
September Week of Action 2019
Beginning with a die-in on Friday, September 20th outside of coal company Teck's headquarters, we culminated our week of events by spearheading the largest protest in Vancouver's history, with 175,000 participants on September 27th. Across the country, over 1 million people went into the streets as part of the largest Canadian mass mobilization.
Friday, May 3, 2019
We participated in our first nationally driven climate strike, and mobilized 3,000 Vancouverites. We also celebrated having urged the city to unanimously pass their follow-up plan to the climate emergency declaration.
Friday, March 15, 2019
2,000 students from kindergarten to university took to Vancouver's streets, alongside an estimated 1.4 million students worldwide. With strikers from Ontario and Québec we founded Climate Strike Canada, and were quickly joined by students from Manitoba, Nova Scotia, the Northwest Territories and Alberta.
Friday, January 16, 2019
At Vancouver City Hall, we gathered to support one of the first municipal declarations of climate emergency, which passed unanimously that day.