On June 22nd, 2021, people of faith throughout Waterloo region submitted a statement to Region of Waterloo Council expressing support for the TransformWR Climate Action Strategy and 50by30 motion being put forward for council's consideration. This collective statement was drafted by the FCJ Actions and Policy Advocacy Working Group, and signed by many local congregations and faith communities, as well as by individuals. It was also accompanied by a delegation by members of Faith Climate Justice to council, which can be watched here, at 2:49:54.
We are extremely proud of the efforts of FCJ members both in drafting this statement, securing widespread support amongst our faith communities, and preparing a delegation to regional council - all of which helped contribute to the Region passing both the TransformWR and 50by30 motion on June 22nd. This is a historic motion for Waterloo region, and a strong foundation to continue to build on as we strive toward bold climate action guided by social equity and justice. Alongside many other local grassroots voices, we are glad Faith Climate Justice could also contribute to this good work! The full statement can be found below.