November 2020 Newsletter

Congratulations to the City of Vancouver for upholding their commitment to tackling climate change!

On January 16, 2019, the City of Vancouver became the first Canadian city to declare a Climate Emergency. Since then, the City has followed through with their commitments on tackling climate change and has developed and officially passed on November 17, 2020 a participatory and collaborative Climate Emergency Action Plan. Backed by climate science and taking guidance from the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement, the Climate Emergency Action Plan aims to scale-up efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C.  The Action Plan consists of 32 policies and strategies that tackle climate change and reduce local carbon emissions, such as adopting a sustainable transportation target of at least 80% of trips made by walking, cycling, or public transit by 2030. 

As part of their commitment to the Climate Emergency, the City of Vancouver also became the first city in the world to sign the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, which intends to have a just and equitable transition to clean energy and low-carbon solutions.

Youth for Climate Action

Be the Change is proud to announce our Youth for Climate Action (Y4CA) project is actively contributing to the City of Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan, by having the youth reduce local ecological footprints and engage community members in climate action across Vancouver.


Thanks to our donors, Be the Change is proud to be able to empower youth to engage on pressing eco-social issues and support teachers across British Columbia. To celebrate our 15th birthday, we are using Giving Tuesday (Dec 1) to fundraise for climate storytelling workshops that empower high school students to find their voice and use storytelling to call their community to climate action. Donate today and your gift will be matched by a generous donor, doubling your impact! 

Thank you for your support!

George Radner
Executive Director 

Our Supporters

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