New Events for 2021

Monday, February 22nd at 7pm

The climate emergency requires an urgent society-wide response. Join us for an evening with Christine Boyle – a city councillor and United Church Minister in Vancouver and a driving force for climate action by faith communities and municipal governments. Christine will share lessons from her work creating Spirited Social Change, an initiative aimed at engaging people across generations to explore the intersections between faith, spirituality, and our work for a better world, and from her more recent work successfully advocating for Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan, that has Vancouver on track to reduce carbon pollution by 50% by 2030. Christine was an early proponent of fossil fuel divestment campaigns, and founded Fossil Free Fatih. Her work in this field was inspirational for Divest Waterloo.

Christine will be joined by Chris Fletcher, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, and a member of the governing body for the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) at the University of Waterloo. Chris will draw on his expertise in global climate modelling to set the stage for this event; he will provide an overview of the climate science, the evidence supporting the imperative to say below 1.5 degrees of average global temperature increase, and how a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 fits in with this.

Join us online on for an evening of inspiration and to learn more about how you can help build a just, safe climate future here in Waterloo Region. Please register here for this free event.

Missed THE ALARM DIALOGUES: A Climate Conversation? Watch the recorded event here.

Thank you for your ongoing support for Divest Waterloo and for your part in our collective action to raise awareness and engage our community on issues related to climate change, our pursuit of a low carbon economy, and our movement towards a just and sustainable future. We hope that you and your loved ones are well, and look forward to a time when we can gather again.

We’re not stopping until Climate Crisis solution is in hand. Let’s keep up the pressure and gather support with a continuation of our monthly strike (Started at the beginning of 2019 in Waterloo Region).

Please help us out at with a few dollars at GoFundMe. It would be much appreciated.