Climate Action – RISE Sept 8th And Get VOCAL On September 12th!

Join the ClimateFast contingent at the RISE for climate, jobs and justice rally: Saturday Sept. 8th, 12 noon, Queen and University; march to Queen’s Park

Register on Facebook or the Rise for Climate Toronto Official Page.

 

LET’S GET VOCAL FOR CLIMATE ACTION!   ‘Voice of Ontarians for Carbon Accountability and Leadership’

 CLIMATEFAST PROVINCIAL STRATEGY MEETING ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH – 6:30 PM – FRIENDS HOUSE, 60 LOWTHER AVE. near St. George and Bloor – help us plan for actions to stop Bill 4, the Cap and Trade cancellation act. Bring your ideas!

 All welcome to strategize a campaign for real climate action at the provincial level.

 Bill 4 will cut the cap and trade program and will cut funds from hospitals schools and the TransformTO program at the city of Toronto that were allocated for energy conservation and the transition to renewables.

 It will cut hundreds of projects and thousands of jobs out of the Ontario economy, and shut down wind generation that was ready to start up. All with NO consultation!  

 We call on the government to stop subsidizing carbon pollution and LEAD in the transition to a renewable energy future.  Please join us! www.climatefast.ca

We'll be planning a demo tentatively for Wednesday September 26th, two days after the Legislature resumes, from 12 - 1, to fight Bill 4, the anti-climate-action Bill.  Please save the date!

ON WEDNESDAY SEPT 12TH AT 8 PM HEAR AN UPDATE ON THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN at 60 Lowther Ave. The decision about 47 or 25 wards will have been made the day before, Sept. 11th.  Come and learn about campaigns that are focusing on strong action by the city on the TransformTO plan. The Toronto Council Renewal Project (TCRP) will provide an update and we will learn about campaigns where climate action is the key concern and how we can elect more climate leaders for City Hall on October 22nd.

 

AUGUST ACTION

On Tuesday August 14th ClimateFast supporters brought a message to the Legislature: we need climate action!  We gathered on the lawn at Queen's Park to be VOCAL - Voice of Ontarians for Carbon Accountability and Leadership!  We had some amazing speakers including 11 year old Zoe and 14 year Benjamin Keary-Matzner.  Check out Zoe challenging Doug Ford here: https://youtu.be/J1ti0wuNqiE Benjamin gets VOCAL for climate change! https://youtu.be/JJ-ThT8ZNHY


THEATRE WORKSHOP

On a hot summer night in August we held a participatory theatre workshop on the climate crisis with Pavla Uppal Using . 20 folks had the opportunity to express our feelings about the crisis and our government's inaction.    The experience was amazing.  You can see the glow on our faces afterward – read our blog post here! Read the report on this fun event on our news page: http://www.climatefast.ca/climatefast-news


OPEN STREETS

Will you be near Spadina and Bloor on Sunday September16th?  Visit our booth at Open Streets! 10 am to 2 pm. Drop by! If you can help us table, email volunteer@climatefast.ca. It’s a great way to talk to people about the need for a renewable energy transition, and helps us collect signatures on our petition against Bill 4 and in favour of meaningful climate action.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE CLIMATE! These events are organized by other groups

 

DRAWDOWN COURSE – STARTS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH

Drawdown – based on the book by Paul Hawken – offers a 4 session course starting Sept. 10th You can find all the details and information on upcoming fall summit sessions on the website www.unifytoronto.ca Drawdown covers practical programs to make a difference.

 

VEGAN POTLUCK AND WORKSHOP ON AWAKENING THE DREAMER

Saturday September the 8th, 5:30 pm, in North York, please rsvp for address and details:

Charlenehealthyday@gmail.com

 

Want to get more involved? There are three wonderful climate conferences coming up in October – so clear your calendar! And hear are the options: CCL - Oct 13 - 16, conference and lobby days in Ottawa, focus on carbon pricing, www.citizensclimatelobby.ca.  Focus on training in motivational interviewing - and lobbying sessions.

Climacon 2018- Climate Action Network - in Toronto (York University Oct 10 - 11 https://climateactionnetwork.ca/climacon/

and Ontario Climate Symposium - in Toronto Oct 11 - 12; (OCAD) strong program on climate action in cities.
https://climateconnections.ca/symposium/program/

AND PLEASE COME OUT TO THE RISE FOR JOBS JUSTICE AND THE CLIMATE - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH - on University Ave. S. of Dundas.  Meet at 12 noon for rally and walk to Queen's Park.  SEE YOU THERE!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1912711945699401/

And remember: everything we do together makes a difference!  Hope to see you soon!

The ClimateFast team:  www.climatefast.ca