Monthly Archives February 2016

Q and A with youth climate justice activist and Quaker, Maggie Knight.

“Today, it’s a belief in justice, rooted in science, faith, and community, that motivates me to act.” Maggie Knight, Climate Justice Activist. Maggie Knight is a member of Fossil Free Faith. She hails from unceded Coast Salish territory in Victoria, BC, and has been speaking up for climate justice since her teens. She now works with RADIUS at Simon Fraser University, collaborating with social innovators to build a new economy that’s just, sustainable, and healthy for all. You are a member of Fossil Free Faith. Can you tell us a little about why you joined this group? That is, what motivates
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Catherine Donnelly Foundation: Divesting Funds From Dirty Oil.

  Post Paris talks on climate, many of us are awaiting federal and provincial policy announcements on climate action before taking our own next steps on climate justice. Yet, we can no longer afford to wait. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s said in his plea for an end to the fossil fuel era: “Divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy future, benefiting the world’s majority. It is no longer acceptable for any of us to seek to profit from systems and industries that threaten our values. Move your money out of the problem and into solutions.” The Toronto-based
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