On April 24th Ottawa City Council will vote on the Climate Emergency Motion 6-2. The Motion has been adopted by the Environment Committee.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa sent the following letter to City Council in support of the motion, and several members of our Social Action Cluster attended the demonstration at City Hall on April 16th, 2019.
To: Jim Watson, Mayor and Councillor Scott Moffatt, Chair Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management, City of Ottawa
Dear Mayor Watson and Councillor Moffatt,
In view of the escalating impact of climate change, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa (UUFO) calls on the City of Ottawa to declare a climate emergency and heighten its efforts towards implementing measures to mitigate this crisis. The Board of the UUFO has passed the following motion at our meeting of April 10, 2019:
Be It Resolved That the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa calls on the City of Ottawa to declare a climate emergency and make climate action an official Term of Council priority for the 2018-22 Term of Council.
This resolution is in keeping with the UUFO’s mission to nurture meaning, hope, and reverence for the earth as we pursue a more just and compassionate world. Members of the UUFO respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Chair, Board of Directors,
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa (UUFO)