Ecojustice Blog – Climate change, Special Update Posted on December 28, 2018 (updated: December 28, 2018)

$72K. 72 hours. The countdown begins.

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Mike Cormack

My name is Mike. I’m dad to two spirited boys who cannot wait to grow up. That’s why climate change and what it means for their future keeps me up at night.  It’s also why I’m committed to investing in Ecojustice this holiday season — and I invite you to join me.

Here is your 72-hour, $72K challenge: Donate now and help Ecojustice raise $50,000 in the next 72 hours. Once that goal is reached, I will kick in the cash to bring the total to $72K.

My background is in finance. There is a good analogy in financial conservatism for our climate crisis. For decades, wealthier nations — including Canada — have lived beyond their means. Huge debt in the form of climate-warming carbon pollution has accumulated. And now we have a responsibility to our children and grandchildren to pay down this enormous carbon debt.

My holiday wish is that 2019 be the year Canada jumpstarts the shift toward a clean energy future and takes big strides to cut carbon pollution.

The law, Ecojustice, and people like you and me all have an important role to play in ushering in climate solutions. Ecojustice uses the law, one of our society’s most powerful tools, to catalyze policy change and hold governments and polluters to account when they fail to protect our health, safety, and well-being.

These battles can take years. More often than not, Ecojustice lawyers are outnumbered three-to-one in the courtroom. But you and I can help even the playing field by donating to Ecojustice today.

The coming months will be a critical juncture in Canada’s own climate reckoning. With Saskatchewan and Ontario turning to the courts in a bid to derail the federal government’s efforts to cut Canada’s carbon emissions, Ecojustice lawyers will be suiting up to defend the feds’ ability to implement urgently-needed climate solutions on a national scale.

I was Ecojustice’s treasurer during the Harper administration, when there was utter disregard for environmental issues. What struck me then was that Ecojustice never backs down from a big challenge.

Years later, there is still no other organization I trust more to defend our children’s future from the threat of climate change.

Please, make a special gift to Ecojustice today and join the fight against climate change.


Mike Cormack, Ecojustice donor since 2007

P.S. This 72-hour challenge is a great opportunity to stretch your impact. You can help Ecojustice start the new year with $72K in their coffers to combat climate change by making your special gift today.

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