Now that you’ve gone through this toolkit, why not take action for environment and energy! There are an abundance of ways that you can get involved in this area.
How on earth do I use this section?
- Find out which area(s) below you’re most passionate about, have expertise in or want to learn more.
- Determine how much time and effort you can put towards taking an action. There are two icons listed beside each “women for” topic. The clock represents the time required to take that action and the hiking person is the effort required. Note: 1 symbol = minimal amount of time/effort required; and 3 symbols = most amount of time/effort required.
- Click the links underneath your interested subheading topics to find out how to get involved in that particular area.
- Take action!
Women for Energy
- Start small. Take small steps at home to reduce your energy use from lighting upgrades to simple behaviour changes.
- Stay informed. Understand what changes are being made by your province for energy and make sure to get the scientific, economic, and social perspectives of the main energy issues.
- Get involved with an advocacy group. Women in Renewable Energy and Women in Nuclear are also great organisation.
Women for International Development
- Learn how Canada supports women internationally to empower their sustainable projects from financing to agriculture.
Ready to take the plunge? Why not take a trip to work with women’s empowerment projects around the world.
- Make sure to research the organisation to get associated with, to ensure your presence will create a positive change.
Women for STEM
- Explore. Check out university programs across Canada in STEM
- Support. Encourage other women to take charge and get involved in STEM. You can also volunteer with groups such as Scientists in school to motivate elementary school woman to get involved in STEM (https://www.stemwomen.net/)
- Inspire. Motivate and enable women to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems through STEM.
Women for Environmental Justice & Ethics
- Take a stance. Learn about the different sides to every story, and stand up what you believe in is right for the environment. Start with the Bluedot movement and join other Canadians to ensure a citizen's’ right to a healthy environment
- Write a letter. Join other Canadian women who care about land development changes or social impacts of natural resource development. You can report anything to your local ministry.
- Encourage environmentally sustainable practices within your organisation. With more businesses seeing the economic and social benefits of being environmentally sustainable, there are opportunities to be a leader and influence your employer too!
Women for Climate Action & Resiliency
- Learn about the SDGs and how they impact you and other Canadian women across the country.
- Start your own initiative. This could be anything from climate mitigation programs in your community or speaking to key community members on the issues that matter most. Check out the IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership Training to get started
- Join a United Nations SDG Training Session for youth
Women for Environment & Energy Policy
- Join a citizen’s environmental or energy advisory committee to have your voice heard.
- Stay informed. Learn about how environment and energy policies will be affecting you and future generations ability to thrive.