Climate Action Vote May 24th - Take Action! - May 14, 2017

GREAT NEWS! And action for this week!


The TransformTO Report #2:  Climate Action for a Healthy Equitable and Prosperous Toronto, was unanimously adopted at the Parks and Environment Committee on May 4th.  Fantastic news!


This short video by Nadine MacKinnon highlights the deputation by grade 3 students from Thorncliffe Park Public School, and also includes footage from the April 29th Climate march.
 

Now the Report goes to City Council on May 24th recommended for adoption.  This report has the subtitle: Pathway to a Low Carbon Toronto.  The report details the actions required to meet the 80% GHG emission reduction target by 2050. We will be presenting our petition in support of climate action to City Council on May 24th.
 

Have Your Say! This Week – Write, Call or Speak to the Mayor and your Councillor before the May 24th vote.  You can reach the mayor at: Mayor_tory@toronto.ca  or call his office: 416-397-CITY (2489).
 

Send a copy of your email to your Councillor:  councillor_lastname@toronto.ca, and bcc carbonfreeTO@climatefast.ca.   Click here if you need to look up your councillor’s name or email address; you can check via postal code.  Phone numbers are listed and phone calls are very effective in registering your concern to your Councillor.
 

Your message:  I am calling to support the adoption of the TransformTO 2050 climate action by the City of Toronto on May 24th.  Will the Mayor / Councillor ____ be supporting this plan?

Note: We are hoping for unanimous support for the TransformTO 2050 climate action plan on May 24th. This motion does not have any costs associated with it. During the summer and fall we will need to advocate for funding in the next budget. Once the report is adopted then we will be developing strategies for this. For now our focus is on getting the climate plan approved.
 

ClimateFast is co-ordinating  setting up meetings with councillors.  If you would like to join in a meeting with your councillor please email Sharon at: councillormeetings@climatefast.ca with your contact info.  (Name, phone number and your ward # or councillor’s name.)
 

MORE INFO: You can read the report. And listen to a recording of the April 27th webinar on the report: webinar video. You can also sign up for the TransformTO email list.

Sunday, May 14, 2017