But protest on its own is not enough to create change, and advocacy efforts divorced from grassroots organizing quickly die in committee. So how do you bridge the gap and create successful policies?
By excelling in both spaces, we are able bring about long-term, system-shifting solutions to climate and environmental problems—from the municipal resolutions passed with the help of our SAFE Cities program to federal negotiations on forest protections, as well as policies passed by globe-spanning organizations like the United Nations, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the International Maritime Agency.
Acting with fierce compassion, we expand what is possible—helping lawmakers who’ve become stuck in the “doable” open their minds to bigger opportunities. We also translate wonky policy jargon into language that outsiders can understand. In recent years, we drafted a petition against North American fracking expansion that gained more than 25,000 signatures; organized wide-scale media coverage of the crisis; and staged a complete takeover of the public comment process—successfully leading to the cancellation of the Deep Well Royalty Credit, a.k.a. one of the largest fossil fuel subsidies in Canadian history. A billion-dollar win for our planet.
Explore our campaigns
Climate Safe Pensions
With more than $46 Trillion in assets worldwide, pension funds are one of the largest institutional investors in fossil fuels.
Restoring Canada’s Climate Leadership
Canada is one of the top ten global emitters of climate pollution and has some of the highest per capita emissions amongst major industrialized countries.
Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative is spurring international cooperation to end the fossil fuel era.