Climate Vote coming to Council in July! - June 21, 2017

JUNE CLIMATEFAST CARBON FREE TO E- NEWSLETTER

TRANSFORMTO VOTE COMING IN JULY!  - ACTION NEEDED!

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 .  And it was on City Council agenda on May 24th recommended for adoption.  However due to a crowded agenda the item was held down for the next meeting July 4th.

This report subtitled: Pathway to a Low Carbon Toronto details the actions required to meet the 80% GHG emission reduction target by 2050. We want to see this report adopted unanimously at Council. And we want to make sure the FULL report is adopted – in its entirety.

'Toronto Island Under Water'


Photo by 'braziliandanny' more photos here: http://imgur.com/gallery/zoVAI

This Week – Write, Call or Speak to your Councillor now! 

Can you make a call to your councillor’s office this week?  EACH CALL AND EMAIL MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Your councillor can be reached at: councillor_lastname@toronto.ca, cc to mayor_tory@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.


HERE IS A SAMPLE LETTER/PHONE SCRIPT

Dear Councillor [your Councillor’s name],

I am writing to support the adoption of the TransformTO climate action plan that will be on the July council meeting agenda.

Besides fighting climate change TransformTO will create many jobs and improve the health of Torontonians. 

The current flooding of Toronto Island demonstrates the cost of climate inaction and the importance of doing our part with the global community to stay under the temperature rise of 2 degrees warming.

Can you please assure me that you will support the full implementation and funding of the  TransformTO plan, in its entirety, when it comes to council in July?

 Best
(your name and address)



CAN YOU HELP PETITION?

Can you help us to gather signatures on a petition supporting TransformTO on July 1 st ? We’ll be out at some of the city’s events that day in Scarborough, Etobicoke, and downtown. If you can come out, please send an email to Sharon at: volunteer@climatefast.ca and she will send you details including meet location & time.


Want to know more?  

How Toronto could lead the climate change charge in Canadian cities

http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/06/15/opinion/how-toronto- could-lead- climate-change- charge-canadian- cities
By John Cartwright  June 15th 2017

You can read the TransformTO report.  You can also sign up for the TransformTO email list.


TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017