Environmental racism is a widespread problem in Canada, affecting many Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities across the country. These communities are disproportionately exposed to polluting industries and other environmental hazards, and are also frequently excluded from environmental decision-making and the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.
Wondering how you can get more involved in efforts to safeguard nature, communities and the climate through law?
Check out this page for information and opportunities to take action by attending events, contacting decision-makers, participating in government processes and more.
For decades, Canadians across different sectors of the economy have been working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. From agriculture to construction, to our household carbon footprints, people in Canada are ready to do their part for the climate – and now it is Big Oil’s turn.
Take action: Show your support for a new BC law to safeguard nature and ecosystem health
I am a staff lawyer at West Coast and I work with our Access to Justice and RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) Programs. I am a mother, I am a daughter, and I am the granddaughter of Lottie and Isaac Lindley, who both attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Secwépemc Territory. I also work in the building and my office is #215.