Join the distributed day of action on September 28!
Why are we gathering?
Communities from across the province are coming together to rise up for the last remaining old growth! Will you join us for this day of action on September 28?
This is a critical moment for forests in British Columbia. Three years have passed since the B.C. government promised to work with First Nations to implement a paradigm-shift in forest stewardship, as laid out in the Old Growth Strategic Review (OGSR). Yet the B.C. government has made little progress on their promises. In fact, most old growth remains on the chopping block. Will you help hold them accountable?
Communities across B.C. and beyond are experiencing the worst fire season on record. Intact forests are one of our best allies in the climate crisis – they help protect us from worsening climate risks like fires and floods, they store massive amounts of carbon, provide fresh air and clean water, and so much more.
For the health and safety of our communities, let’s ramp up the pressure. This September 28 distributed day of action happens right before the B.C. Legislature returns to session. Our actions outside government offices will send MLAs back to Victoria with a strong mandate to do more for the forests and all the life they sustain. Organizers recognize that constituency office staff are not decision makers, and encourage all Day of Action participants to treat them with kindness and respect.
Join an event in your community
Check out this growing list of actions that you and your network can join. If you don’t see your community represented and want to host your own event, please check out this helpful toolkit.
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Michele Babchuk’s constituency office, 908 Island Highway, Campbell River
Event description: ‘The Arts for Social Change: Youth Voices’ workshop is a free opportunity for youth to create art that raises awareness and inspires action in a safe and inclusive environment. We will be making postcards to send to MLAs, ministers, and the Premier to share youth perspectives on old-growth forests in B.C.
Langford-Juan de Fuca
Langford-Juan de Fuca
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Ravi Parmar Constituency Office, 2806 Jacklin Road #122
Event description: Indigenous-led Ceremony, Prayer walk and Street Occupation outside the constituency office. MLA has been invited to Traditional Blanket Ceremony. For timing of this and media invites check the Facebook page and this detailed event description.
If you’re interested in hosting your own event, we’d love to support you! We’ve developed this toolkit of everything you’ll need to organize an action at your local MLA or Minister’s office – including organizing tips, downloadable posters, talking points, how to reach out to local media and more! You can access the toolkit here.
We want as many people as possible showing up for forests and the communities that rely on them. Can you help spread the word with your network? You can find graphics, suggested wording and more in this amplification kit.