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Nature in the City, big win at City Council, and Bike-a-thon for Climate Action!

Climate Action In Africa And Green Heart Mothers Day

First a recap of our very successful Earth Day 2020 webcast!

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Earth Day 2020 webcast April 22- Amazing speakers!

Dear friends,

Can you join us on our webcast exploring a Just Recovery and how we can move into a green and healthy future?  Click on this Eventbrite link to register!

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In the 50 years since the first Earth Day in 1970, there have been some victories in the struggle to protect our planet. But today, we face a grave threat to the Earth’s ecosystems from global heating, biodiversity loss, and habitat destruction.  

Now, more than ever, the Earth needs us to step up and act. We need the courage to raise our voices, to heed the insights from traditional cultures and to advocate for strategies informed by science.

We must speak knowledgeably and powerfully for...

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Climate Emergency...going virtual!

CLIMATEFAST E-NEWSLETTER –  Climate plans go virtual!

Dear friends,

Ontario’s Premier has just declared a state of emergency – on  COVID-19 .

We are seeing a huge response to an immediate viral threat to our health It shows that we can respond, as a community, to a life and death threat. It’s  very important that we all keep the recommended ‘social distance ’ - and for that reason climate events and meetings are all being moved on line . Please see changes in listings of events below.

We also know that we are in the middle of a life and death climate emergency. And the time to act is now.  We need to build on this new understanding of what we...

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Budget Win! And Climate News and Events

Toronto Budget Wins!
Three fabulous events this week!
    • Film, the Need to Grow, March 10
    • Celebration of Community Climate Action, March 11
    • OPG and Enbridge vs our Climate, March 12
Music for the Climate
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5 MINUTE CLIMATE ACTION!

THIS WEEK IS BUDGET WEEK!

This is the city’s first budget since declaring a climate emergency in October . The budget does include more staffing for TransformTO, the city’s climate action plan but it does not include new revenue measures that would help bring in funding that is sorely needed for the city’s underfunded transit system.  It’s also not nearly as ambitious as we need to be in terms of a retrofit program for buildings, which are the source of 52% of the city’s emissions.

Can you take 5 minutes and let the Mayor know that you urgently want to see these measures in the budget?

  • A Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT)

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Statement of Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en

Dear Premier Horgan and Prime Minister Trudeau,

We are writing because we are appalled at the violence being unleashed on the Wet’suwet’en people who are living on their traditional unceded lands and attempting to protect them from the destruction caused by an unwanted gas pipeline through their territory.

In our view the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) which your government has adopted clearly states that consent must be given for resource projects on indigenous lands.  The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs do not consent.

ClimateFast is a citizens initiative based on the knowledge that we must act on climate – fast.  There is no time to waste building further fossil fuel infrastructure.  All our resources must now be used for the immediate transition to a renewable energy economy.  We need to make use of conservation, efficiency, and...

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