Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change (QBACC) is an activist-based environmental campus club that mobilizes and organizes environmentally minded students at Queen’s University. QBACC has gone to Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, and even New York City for climate action – from conferences to protests and Climate Marches! Using a diversity of non-violent tactics, QBACC helps students convince their political and institutional leaders that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a pressing responsibility. QBACC’s campaigns aim primarily to precipitate progressive climate-change legislation at Queen’s University and in the City of Kingston. We are currently working on a strategy for possible fossil fuel divestment at Queen’s, working with the university administration for Queen’s to reach climate neutrality, and peacefully protesting against environmentally devastating pipelines. In short, we believe in climate change! QBACC is unique in the role it plays on Queen’s campus – no other environmental group has the same mandate of environmental activism. Ultimately, QBACC’s climate change campaigns also send a strong message to other university communities and to all levels of government: action against climate change is an urgent priority. QBACC is about making real change happen now, at a local, provincial and federal level.
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L’Université Queen’s est située sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Haudenosaunee et Anishinaabe.