Last year was characterized by a sense of loneliness and disconnection for many of us, but it also demonstrated the power of what is possible when people take collective action. This is as true for the pandemic and social justice as it is for the climate crisis.
Throughout the country, people are stepping up. Youth groups are leading the charge with unprecedented attendance at climate marches, community-led climate groups are leading their governments toward stronger emissions targets and community members are working together to implement sustainable systems in their neighbourhoods. We’re seeing that the most effective change begins locally, alongside others who share common values.
Future Ground Network is a new David Suzuki Foundation initiative designed to support your grassroots groups and initiatives by providing training, resources and connections to help you strengthen your impact. Whether it’s creating urban agriculture projects, campaigning for climate justice or advancing sustainable transportation, Future Ground Network allows groups to collaborate to bring about the social and ecological transitions we and the planet so badly need.
Divya Arora of Community Climate Council
Laurel Hart of Babies for Climate Action
Homira Zaky of Women’s Cycling Network
Sophia Sidarous, Land and Water Protector
Sam Lin and Rebecca Hamilton, Youth Climate Justice Program Organizers, Future Ground Network (David Suzuki Foundation)
Malkeet Sandhu, Community Organizer, David Suzuki Foundation
Dr. David Suzuki, who will share his perspective on the impact of community organizing.