On Saturday March 12th, 2022, a cold and windy day in Waterloo region, more than a dozen Faith Climate Justice members participated in two public events held locally for the nationwide Day of Action for a Just Transition (details here). Here, "Just Transition" refers to a just clean energy transition from fossil fuels that is guided by climate science, Indigenous and community-based knowledge, and a commitment to leave no one behind. Two actions took place in Waterloo region: one organized by UW and WLU students and faculty at Waterloo Public Square, and the other at Huron Natural Area in Kitchener. In the language of the Neutral Attawandaron Peoples, this area was known as Ganödagwëhda:’ DosgëhGëhö:de’ or “the village close by the stream".
The coordinating team at Faith Climate Justice WR greatly appreciates the active participation of FCJ members at these important actions, calling for a bold and peaceful Just Transition across Canada. A photo from this action can be seen below. In addition, we are deeply grateful for the 21 distinct faith communities from across Waterloo region who signed our public letter to local councils, raising our collective voices in support of bold leadership for a Just Transition locally also. Thank you to all who came out, signed on, and supported. Onwards for climate justice!