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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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2019 Climate Election - Let’s Build On This! What Are The Next Steps?

Election Is On! Vote For Climate!!!

Fantastic news everyone – climate has moved to one of the top issues in the election thanks to all of our organizing, letter writing, environmental debates, and the...

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New! Rising For Climate! Climate Emergency & Debates!

Rising Up For Climate Action!

RISING UP FOR CLIMATE ACTION!

Wow! What an amazing turnout Friday! Toronto stepped out – 20,000 strong! Canada turned out 800,000 strong – and the world turned out – 7 million strong – to call for urgent climate action NOW.

We did it – together. Now we need to build on that message to keep the pressure on politicians – and to continue to build our movement. JOIN US THIS WEEK!

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THIS WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3 RD  THERE WILL BE ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATES IN MORE THAN 100 RIDINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. We need a HUGE turnout – to demonstrate to...

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Climate Action Alert!

MAKE HISTORY THIS FRIDAY! CLIMATE STRIKE AT QUEEN’S PARK!

11 – 4 – 11 am rally, 12 pm march, and 2 pm concert!

JOIN THE CLIMATE FAST CONTINGENT! March together to Queen’s Park! Meet 10 am at 60 Lowther Ave, outside (at Taddle Creek park) or come early 9:30 am if you want to make a sign. We’ll have sign making supplies, our banner, and petition. We’ll head out together at 10:30 am We’d love you to be part of this wonderful day!

Volunteers needed!  Can you help? Arrive early, 8:30 – 10 am to help with setup? Or Stay after to help close up the event, 4 -5:30 pm? Check in at volunteers tent!

We will also need volunteers for our Climate Fast table – guess what! You’ll have a chair, and a chance to inform people and sign them up for future action.

Shifts: 10:30 – 11:30 am 11:30 – 12:30 (break...

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