STUDENTS FROM ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY TO PRESENT PROPOSAL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION LABELS ON GAS PUMPS TO THE CITY OF FREDERICTON

What:                   St. Thomas University students Karen Buckle, Nicholas Decarie, Daniel Desjardins, and Jeremy Trevors are presenting a proposal to the Public Safety & Environment Committee for the City of Fredericton to require gasoline retailers to place climate change and air pollution information labels on gas pump nozzles.

 

Where:                Fredericton City Hall, 397 Queen Street. Second Floor Committee Room.

 

When:                  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

 

Why:                     – Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We must reduce our consumption of fossil fuels to ensure a stable climate.

– The proposed labels are an innovative way to link our consumption of fossil fuels to the impacts of climate change right at the point of purchase. The idea challenges the status quo and contributes to the creation of social conditions that favour reform.

– Cities such as West Vancouver, Berkeley, and San Francisco have voted to pursue this idea. In pursuing this proposal, Fredericton would be showing important global leadership on one of the greatest challenges of our time.

 

Who:                     Our Horizon is a national not-for-profit organization that’s asking municipalities to pass laws that would require climate change and air pollution information labels on gas pump nozzles. The campaign was launched by Toronto-based lawyer Robert Shirkey in 2013 and has already attracted interest from all over the world. To learn more, please visit www.ourhorizon.org.

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