This February 18th, let’s make #RejectTeck trend on Twitter and tell Justin Trudeau’s cabinet to reject the Teck Frontier mine.

Burning call to Reject Teck in Ottawa, Canada. © Greenpeace
Just before dawn, Greenpeace Canada welcomed federal cabinet ministers back to the House of Commons this morning with a fiery demand to reject the Teck Frontier Mine, a controversial new project to massively expand oil extraction in the Alberta tar sands. Just steps from Parliament Hill, activists set up an installation of a burning planet Earth, complete with real-life flames, while student activist Ashley Torres held a banner with a message for cabinet: “Reject Teck – Rejetez Teck”. The banner features a thunderbird design by Ojibway artist Isaac Murdoch. © Greenpeace

Twitter connects politicians, opinion makers, journalists and activists. By inviting friends and allies to join this Twitterstorm[1] and target decision-makers to #RejectTeck, it will be impossible to ignore our resistance. We believe that YOU can influence politicians to make the right decision. Now it’s your turn to use this digital megaphone to make some noise.

This February 18th, we are sending a message to Trudeau’s cabinet, which has just 10 days left to decide whether to build a massive new tar sands mine:  Teck Frontier.

This is the first real test of the new Liberal minority government’s commitment to climate action.

While we deliver your names to the Prime Minister Office in Ottawa, we are organizing a simultaneous online mobilization to really drive our message home.

Our goal is to send hundreds of tweets to Cabinet members so they can’t ignore that we want Teck Frontier to be rejected, and that they need to listen to people united behind the science.

It is impossible to approve a new oil sands mine AND be carbon neutral by 2050 (which Trudeau promised Canada we would be) AND keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.

We must #RejectTeck.

Tweet #RejectTeck

Sample tweets

You can use these tweets below or craft yours. Don’t forget to add #RejectTeck and #cdnpoli as well as tag @GreenpeaceCA (when possible).

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Read this or post on Facebook and Instagram.

Tweet at @JustinTrudeau and tell him to #RejectTeck

. don’t fuel the fires of the .
You can’t give Teck a permit to emit 6 million tonnes of GHGs/year until 2067 AND get to zero GHGs by 2050.
Honour your word &

Don’t forget to customize this tweet below!

. in 2050 my daughter/son will be XX, I hope she/he will have healthy living conditions.
Your decision about Teck Frontier impacts my kid’s future. Respect your commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050,

. Teck is the 1st test of honour on your promise of stronger climate action.
Pass the test. Don’t betray the millions of us who voted for by building one of the largest-ever tar sands mines.

Tweet at Chrystia Freeland @cafreeland and tell her to #RejectTeck

Deputy Prime Minister , please
Your role is to work with provinces & territories to foster national unity. There is no better reason for unity than fighting together.
A just transition is 100% possible. ➡

. with Teck your party is facing the 1st test of its climate commitments.
Acting on climate NOW will prepare our economy, give workers time to transition and protect our health & well-being.
Do the right thing. .

Tweet at Jonathan Wilkinson @JonathanWNV and tell him to #RejectTeck

. you can’t be serious about your job to protect the environment and approve Teck Frontier.
It is impossible to approve a new oil sands mine AND be carbon neutral by 2050 AND keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.

. carbon offsets can’t compensate for Teck Frontier.
If built, it would put more carbon into the air than would be removed by the 2 billion trees you’ve promised to plant.

Shareable graphics

Download all as reject-teck-shareable-graphics.zip

Sample Facebook comments

You can copy and paste the suggested posts here as comment on the latest post on the Facebook page of Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland or Jonathan Wilkinson. You can also use these posts as inpiration to post on other members of Cabinet. You can use the suggested posts below or write a respectful comment of your own with the hashtag #RejectTeck and tag us @greenpeace.canada. You can add the same image as above or use gifs.

Comment on the latest publication on Justin Trudeau’s page

Justin Trudeau, don’t fuel the fires of the climate crisis. You can’t give Teck a permit to emit 6 million tonnes of GHGs/year & produce 260,000 barrels of oil per day until 2067 AND get to zero GHGs by 2050. Honour your word and #RejectTeckhttps://act.gp/3bzz4Bc @greenpeace.canada

Justin Trudeau, in 2050 my daughter/son will be XXX. I hope she/he will have liveable conditions and a sustainable job. Your decision about Teck Frontier is my kid’s future. Make the right decision, respect your commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050 #RejectTeckhttps://act.gp/3bzz4Bc @greenpeace.canada

Justin Trudeau, The Teck mine is the first test of honour on your promise of stronger climate action. Pass the test. Don’t betray the millions of us who voted for #ClimateAction by building one of the largest-ever tar sands mines. #RejectTeckhttps://act.gp/3bzz4Bc @greenpeace.canada

Comment on the latest publication on Chrystia Freeland’s page

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, please #RejectTeck. Your role is to work with provinces & territories to foster national unity. And there is no better reason for unity than fighting climate change together. A just transition is 100% possible.
#RejectTeckhttps://act.gp/3bzz4Bc @greenpeace.canada

Chrystia Freeland, with Teck your party is facing the first test of its climate commitments. Acting on climate now will make Canada stronger by preparing our economy, giving workers time to transition, protecting our health and our well-being. Don’t do the easy thing. Do the right thing.
#RejectTeckhttps://act.gp/3bzz4Bc @greenpeace.canada

Comment on the latest publication on Jonathan Wilkinson’s page

Jonathan Wilkinson, you can’t be serious about your job as Minister of Environment and Climate Change and approve Teck Frontier. It is impossible to approve a new oil sands mine AND be carbon neutral by 2050 AND keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.
#RejectTeckhttps://act.gp/3bzz4Bc @greenpeace.canada

Jonathan Wilkinson, carbon offsets can’t compensate for tar sands mine emissions like Teck Frontier. If approved, the Teck mine would generate 6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent each year. That’s more carbon than is expected to be reduced by Justin Trudeau’s pledge to plant 2 billion trees.
#RejectTeckhttps://act.gp/3bzz4Bc @greenpeace.canada

Comment on the latest post or post an Instagram Story

You can use the same sample comments as Facebook on Instagram, on a story or as a comment on the latest post of Justin Trudeau @justinpjtrudeau, Chrystia Freeland @chrystiafreeland or Jonathan Wilkinson @jonathanwnv.

Don’t forget to tag @greenpeace_canada and to add #RejectTeck

References

  1. A twitterstorm is a sudden spike in activity about a topic on Twitter. Tweets quickly spread as people are reusing the hashtag with subsequent tweets and retweets.