Summer is not even half over yet in British Columbia, and we have already witnessed recording-breaking heat waves, droughts, wildfires (including one that razed the entire community of Lytton and their very special Chinese History Museum), and loss of life. MONOVA joins the chorus of museums, archives and cultural professionals demanding urgent climate action and we continue to advocate for meaningful and lasting change.
MONOVA is committed to sharing stories and knowledge that resonate with folks of all ages, while reflecting the critical issues that impact our changing community. And, as indicated in MONOVA’s Strategic Plan, we recognize that our natural environment has profoundly influenced, and continues to shape our community, and that traditional ecological and cultural knowledge is also essential for understanding today.
As part of the ongoing community-wide climate emergency initiatives currently taking place on the North Shore, MONOVA is committed to:
- Using our platform to highlight climate leaders and activists in North Vancouver by partnering on grants, exhibits, and public talks.
- Exploring how MONOVA’s collection relates to the topic of climate emergency and develop exhibits and programming that explore these issues.
- Implementing urban biodiversity projects to share Indigenous knowledge and demonstrate the importance of native trees and plants.
- Identifying more ways to reduce MONOVA’s carbon footprint with our internal Green Team.
- Supporting local Indigenous communities on positions to protect natural resources and heritage.
- Staying informed on important issues in North Vancouver and lobbying local, provincial, and federal government representatives for urgent change.
Working alongside numerous partners and community organizations in North Vancouver, MONOVA’s goal is to demonstrate and advocate for sustainable resource management practices and climate emergency awareness while actively lowering our carbon footprint.
Please join us in demanding meaningful climate action today.
Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society is a non profit charitable organization whose core function is to support and promote MONOVA. Your donation can help us to continue the work on meaningful climate action. Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001.
We respectfully acknowledge that MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is located on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, whose ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work and learn with them on unceded Coast Salish Territory.