50by30 Niagara acknowledges that the land on which we
gather is the traditional territory of the Haudensaunee
(Hoe-den-no-SHOW-nee) and the Anishnaabeg (Ah-nish-ih-NAH-bey).
This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties, within the
lands protected by the "Dish with One Spoon" wampum agreement.
The Canadian Encyclopedia In the spirit of reconciliation and the
agreement above, 50by30 Niagara aims to strengthen relationships
with indigenous peoples in Niagara by supporting and promoting
indigenous led organisations and working towards a mutually
beneficial, equitable and sustainable future.
To learn more about how you can help support indiginous communities
in Niagara please visit these sites:
For information about advocacy and social action for indigenous peoples in Niagara: hnhbhealthline
For information on how to help indigenous communities in Canada TheNorthAid
Are you concerned about climate change?
Feel as though there is little we can do about it?
If so, you will be glad to hear that there is a lot,
that you can do as an individual and a member of
50by30Niagara aims to see the Niagara Region and
its twelve municipalities reduce emissions 50% by
2030, on our way to eliminating emissions by 2050.
Municipal emissions come primarily from buildings,
transportation, municipal waste, agriculture, and
industry (With approximately 80% coming just from
buildings and transportation).
Municipalities and individuals can
eliminate emissions from buildings by:
* Connecting homeowners with energy retrofits.
* Connecting buildings to fossil fuel free energy sources.
Emissions can be eliminated
from vehicles by:
* Designing walkable communities.
* Increasing opportunities for public transit.
* Switching to hybrid and electric vehicles.