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Climate Action Camp
In August 2010, Quebec played host to one of the first ever Climate Camps in Canada, bringing together activists from Canada, the United States and around the globe in a horizontal, grassroots gathering to learn, share skills, and continue building a powerful climate justice movement. The camp took place over two weeks in Dunham, QC southeast of Montreal, with the dates of August 18-22 set as “Convergence Days”. The Camp focused on the Enbridge Trailbreaker project, a transcontinental pipeline that would bring dirty tar sands bitumen to Montreal and beyond to Maine, eventually ending up on tankers heading to refineries in the Gulf Coast.
In the past, Climate Justice Montreal has offered multiple workshops, and we’re in the process of reviving our popular education working group. Please get in touch with us if you’re interested at firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshops we offered:
Climate Justice 101 (1 to 3 hours)
An introduction to climate change through a climate justice analysis. This workshop is suitable for almost any age, covering everything from the science of climate change, to climate debt and false solutions. In this workshop we make links between climate change and other social justice issues, trying to highlight the root causes, and begin to get participants thinking about and acting on local, community based solutions.
Tar Sands 101 (1 to 2 hours)
Introductions to the environmental and social impacts of the worlds largest and most destructive industrial project. This workshop can be focused on specific aspects of the Tar Sands as well, we have in the past given a “Tar Sands and Water” workshop.
In the Pipes: The Trailbreaker and the Tar Sands in Montreal and beyond (1 to 2 hours)
This workshop focuses on the Trailbreaker pipeline project, slated to bring 200,000 barrels of tar sands oil through Montreal each and every day. The goal of the workshop is to both inform people about the Trailbreaker project, and empower them and their communities to take action to stop this project from becoming a reality.
Taking Action Training
A basic introduction to engaging in civil disobedience, including history, theory and practice. These trainings include: Affinity Groups, Consensus (and quick consensus), NVDA, strategy and tactics, and more. Contact us for more details. We are working on ensuring all workshop are fully bilingual.