Please help us reach our collective goal of: $4,000
$4,310 raised so far,
Welcome to Team Power Rangers!
Power. We use it daily to turn on the lights in our homes, plug in our phones, grab food from our fridge that has arrived from destinations far away, enjoy hot showers, and drive cars. It’s easy to take for granted that much of the energy and resources we use are non-renewable, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
- The average Canadian consumes about 5 times the global average of energy consumption daily, about 8 times the average of those living in low and middle income countries, and about 225 times the average person living in Ethiopia.
-Some Canadian oil and gas companies abroad stand accused of human rights abuses and environmental destruction.
-Our total energy consumption is partially hidden: our consumption is not only what we use in our homes, but extends to the energy we consume via the processes that make our societies function and that bring commercial goods to us.
Power Rangers: our acts of solidarity recognize the privilege we have to access the amount of energy we use. We acknowledge and combat the negative impact that our energy consumption has on the environment, and by extension on the people around the world, particularly marginalized populations. We witness but resist that for many, lacking power means lacking opportunity and increasing burdens: women and girls fetch firewood, students are unable to study at night-time, and place environmental burdens on marginalized populations.
Power is not just energy – it is a marker of our privilege.
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