Learning about the scale and urgency of climate change, or the work that lies ahead of us to seriously manage the climate crisis, can be overwhelming. It’s easy for this fear to keep us from taking action—but it doesn’t have to.
One of the Green Resilience Project’s goals is to share news, information and resources related to the ideas explored in our community conversations: climate change, income security, community resilience and the transition to a low-carbon economy. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a (non-exhaustive) list of resources for anyone looking to learn more about these topics, their Canadian contexts and the links between them.
What is greenwashing? How terms like “net zero” and “carbon neutral” are used to justify continued fossil fuel use
When we use terms like net zero and carbon neutral, it’s important to understand how they and other climate buzzwords are repurposed and reinterpreted by a wide range of actors – from governments to corporations – who want to appear as though they’re doing more to respond to climate change than they really are. This practice is sometimes referred to as greenwashing, i.e. when a company claims to care about climate change or environmental practices without meaningfully supporting those claims.