The People's Climate Foundation
Beyond Crisis is part of a growing movement of people who recognize that today's climate system is not safe and stable as it once was. Instead, our climate has been dramatically disrupted by decades of rising greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) – threatening the very safety of society today; of future generations; and sadly, of many plants and animals on our shared planet. We stand at a crossroads, with an unstable and dangerous reality ahead if we don’t work much harder to build a safe climate tomorrow.
The Campaign for a Safe Climate Future is being led by The People's Climate Foundation, a new Canadian non-profit, and is designed to highlight this truth, encouraging deep and transformative conversations around what we must do to return our climate to a “safe zone” once again. It's up to all of us to build the far safer, healthier, and more caring future we so urgently need - a world we can truly be proud of.
Clean energy will be the power of the future – the question is, who will lead this transformation to ensure it is just, creating a more compassionate safe climate future for all of us?
The People's Climate Foundation is helping to lead this change by exploring exciting visions of leadership and transformation with our communities!
Please see our page on Conversations for hosting your own film screenings and dialogues. Together, we can build a far brighter and more sustainable future beyond crisis!
The truth is, it takes courage to have a conversation and speak up about climate change - with so much at stake, it's just not an easy topic to talk about. We're grateful to all of our interviewees who've opened up with us so far to talk frankly about the issue, despite the difficulties - it's exactly this kind of courage that we need to help move us forwards.
We encourage everyone to open up more with friends and family to start having your own conversations. This can be as simple as introducing the topic over dinner or another social occasion, and seeing where it goes. While you may occasionally run into someone who doesn't take well to discussing climate change, more often than not we expect you'll find many people are also eager to open up, and share their story with you. Little by little - by sharing knowledge, experience, and stories between us - we can help move solutions forwards.
Sign outside Trinity St.-Paul's United Church in Toronto, 2015