Express yourself to get elected officials moving on a clean-energy future
Petitions alone aren’t enough to sway politicians, but sharing your own words and perspectives with elected officials can have a big impact, whether you write a few words or more.
We are in a pivotal moment for climate action. This decade, we have the challenge and opportunity to transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy, but we need to act quickly to protect ourselves from the worst impacts of climate change.
Increasingly, governments are acknowledging the need for climate action and are taking some steps, but most are not doing enough or acting quickly enough.
Write and send your personalized message now.
Suggested speaking points
Choose elements from the suggested speaking points below or write your own letter.
- Introduce yourself (i.e., I’m a mother, student, Indigenous person, engineer, scientist, new Canadian, etc.).
- Explain how you feel about climate change and the transition to clean energy. You can complete any of the following sentences, or come up with your own:
- What inspires me to protect our climate is…
- My fear about climate change is…
- I’m excited about a transition to clean energy because…
- The global transition to a clean energy economy is already underway at a rapid pace. Canada should be a part of it to help provide stable jobs, a diversified economy and a livable climate.
- One hundred per cent clean, reliable and affordable renewable electricity in Canada is entirely possible, offering a climate solution that will benefit communities, create jobs and improve air quality.
- Like the majority of Canadians, I care about addressing climate change and leaving a safer, more prosperous society for our children and grandchildren.
- My vision of a healthy, equitable, renewable future includes…
- Climate change offers challenges but also the opportunity to reimagine our energy, transportation, infrastructure, agriculture and economic systems to make them cleaner, more inclusive and equitable.
- Dealing with the climate crisis will take collective efforts. I do my best to reduce my impact on the climate, but we also need our governments (municipal, provincial and federal) to act at the scale and speed necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
- I expect our elected officials in all levels of government to prioritize bold climate action. Inaction is too costly, risky and unjust.
- Having conversations about the impacts of climate change and the importance of the transition to a clean energy economy are important to bridge the divide on this issue.