climate crisis

Queen’s University seeks student input for on-campus ATM services

As primary users of ATM services on campus, students will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on the University’s ATM bank partnership.Continue...

Queen’s community rallies for Global Day of Action

In reaction to RBC's investment in fossil fuels , the Kingston Youth Climate Action (KYCA) group launched a poster campaign Mar. 25 to coincide with the Global Day of Action’s Fridays for Future rally.Continue...

‘Outdoor sanctuary’: QBACC pushes solar-powered picnic tables

Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Crisis (QBACC) has submitted a proposal to set up 10 solar-powered tables on green areas around campus. If approved, the tables will be placed near the Law Library courtyard, Mackintosh-Corry’s courtyard, and around Gordon Hall.Continue...

Unpacking Canada’s fossil fuel industry

When the Queen’s Finance Association (QFA) hosted RBC CEO David McKay on Nov. 5, protestors stood outside Grant Hall to voice their concerns with RBC’s financing of the fossil fuel industry, particularly their subsidizing of the Line 3 pipeline expansion.Continue...

QBACC changes name to match urgency of the climate crisis

With the climate crisis worsening, Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) has changed their name to Queen’s Backing Action on the Climate Crisis to match the urgency of the threat.Continue...

RBC doesn’t care about Indigenous reconciliation or the climate crisis. The money proves it.

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) may claim to care about the climate crisis and Indigenous reconciliation, but the institution’s actions have proven performative—and the CEO seems dismissive of those RBC stands to harm.Continue...

‘Time is running out,’ Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change says

On Aug. 9, the United Nations (UN) released a 4,000 page report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report compiles comprehensive research and expert opinions to emphasize the “code red for humanity” reflected in the current state of our climate.Continue...

Student Life Centre hosts panel discussion on solidarity in climate crisis activism

When four youth panellists joined together on Wednesday for a discussion about the climate crisis, they brought attention to how it intersects with lived experiences and social injustices.Continue...

Splitting atoms: making sense of nuclear power

If you didn’t get the message from grade five science class onwards: fossil fuels are the bane of humanity.Continue...

Single-use plastics ban ignores a larger problem: carbon emissions

The Liberals’ single-use plastics ban is set to take effect next year, including items like takeout containers, plastic cutlery, and straws. There’s no doubt this is a positive step forward from an environmentalism standpoint, but the ban ignores a much greater problem: Canada’s carbon emissions.Continue...

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