Welcome to MASS (Majority for A Sustainable Society)

The Majority for A Sustainable Society, or MASS, is a non-profit organization working to inform and mobilize Canadians on issues of environmental sustainability and democracy.

Mar 28

Earth Hour: Hundreds of millions people switch off their lights to demand a strong global climate agreement

Today is Earth Hour Day, a great opportunity to raise awareness of global warming! This year year, hundreds of millions people will demand a strong global climate agreement by switching off their lights for an hour at night.

“Climate change is a people problem. People cause climate change and people suffer from climate change. People …

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Mar 27

Mexico makes pledge for the UN Climate Summit in Paris

In preparation for the UN Climate Summit, Mexico has announced plans to target a greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2026. It is the first country classed by the UN as developing to officially deliver its plan to address climate change to the UN.

So far only Switzerland, Norway and the 28 member states of the …

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Mar 26

Leaders of European cities make pledge to fight global warming

Eight months before the UN Climate Summit in Paris, leaders of European cities decide to take action to fight climate change. Representatives of 30 cities, including London’s Mayor Boris Johnson, will gather in Paris on Thursday to show their commitment to fight global warming by signing a joint statement.

Officials declared that they would favor low-carbon …

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Mar 25

Amazon forest’s ability to soak up carbon emissions is weakening, researchers say

For years, the forests and oceans have been soaking up roughly half of the World’s carbon emissions, limiting the global warming that would otherwise result from this pollution. Unfortunately, researchers found that the ability of the Amazon forest to soak up carbon emissions is weakening over time.

In consequence, “human civilization would …

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Mar 24

Climate change is a moral imperative, says head of US Episcopal church

After Pope Francis decided to make climate change his 2015 cause, Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement.

She said that climate change “is in that sense much like the civil rights movement in this country where …

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