Climate Justice Saskatoon is a group of people who care deeply about Saskatoon and want to help build a just and sustainable future for this city and the province of Saskatchewan. We are organizers, students, engineers, educators, artists, health workers and more. We are all deeply concerned about climate change and the social, economic and environmental injustices that make it the greatest challenge of our time, and we are all hopeful that by working creatively together we can not just survive but flourish and create a better society for everyone – a society based on cooperation and compassion, on meaningful reconciliation, on renewable energy and community.
Climate Justice Saskatoon (CJS) has been organizing events and initiatives in the city for several years, including helping to organize the Saskatchewan Citizens’ Hearings on Climate Change in 2013. In the wake of the Paris climate talks in December of last year, 2016 is a critical year for climate change around the globe, including in Canada and Saskatchewan. For CJS, that means the time is right to push for justice-based solutions to climate change here at home – solutions that will prioritize the needs of those most impacted by climate change, and solutions that create a more just, sustainable, and healthy society for all of us. We hope that this site will serve as a point of contact and an informative resource for those interested in joining this critical conversation.
This site is a work in progress and will evolve over time. You can also find CJS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We hope you’ll find these resources useful and that you’ll join us in working towards a more just and sustainable Saskatoon!