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Climate Justice Durham

GRASSROOTS, YOUTH-LED CLIMATE ACTIVISM IN DURHAM REGION, ONTARIO 

Who We Are

Climate Justice Durham is a multi-generational group of volunteers advocating for meaningful climate-based change in the community and at all levels of government. We push for better government policy, to improve community awareness and understanding of climate change, and to build community capacity to address the climate crisis; all to ensure a healthier and more sustainable future.

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Values

  1. We are committed to the fight against climate change.
  2. We recognize that climate change is an intersectional issue and that racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, class oppression, and all other forms of oppression determine who is most impacted by climate change. The fight against climate change is fundamentally a fight against injustice and suffering and would be incomplete if these forms of oppression were not also explicitly addressed.
  3. We stand against the various systems, such as imperialism, capitalism, and settler colonialism that contribute to the climate crisis, and work to mitigate the harms they continue to cause. 
  4. We value rest, strive to avoid activist burnout, and create a culture of care and support. We believe that self-care is political.
  5. We recognize that climate change cannot be addressed solely through traditional and established methods under capitalism, but that these methods are not without merit.
  6. We are committed to using a variety of methods to address climate change, including but not limited to traditional campaigning, political protest, and non-violent direct action.