ClimateFast Updates! Location Changes! - April 27, 2017

Thank you for signing our petitions or sign up list.  If we are going to succeed in getting a strong climate action plan for the city of Toronto, and if we are going to get it funded in 2018 we will need to build momentum by building public awareness of the importance of this plan, and we will need to lobby our councilors to fund it.


We are following up with key information for this week:
THURSDAY APRIL 27TH  To THURSDAY MAY 4TH

Thursday April 27th:
6:30 PM FILM – REVOLUTION – ETOBICOKE – 3067A BLOOR ST. W.
2nd floor - RUNNING ROOM – NEAR ROYAL YORK STATION – FREE!
http://www.tcan.ca/event/revolution-film
Please note this Rob Stewart film will also be showing in Scarborough Friday May 5th, Scarborough Civic Centre, 6:30 pm. Free.  All welcome.
 

DEVELOPING A NEIGHBOURHOOD GREEN PLAN – GREEN NEIGHBOURS 19 AND 20
LOCATION CHANGE FROM METRO HALL TO ALEXANDRA PARK
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm Alexandra Park Community Centre, 105 Grange Court (Gymnasium), Toronto   Green 19 & Green Neighbours 20 invite you to learn about developing a neighbourhood green plan.  More info:http://www.tcan.ca/event/how-develop-neighbourhood-green-plan


SATURDAY APRIL 29TH – PEOPLE CLIMATE MARCH!
12 NOON ALLAN GARDENS TO QUEEN’S PARK 2 PM
Join us at 11:30 am at Tim Horton’s, west of Jarvis, south side of College.
Call Lyn at 416-731-6605 to find us.  We need help leafletting and carrying the banner!  And petitions.
THE MARCH HAS A NEED FOR PEACEKEEPERS if you can arrive at 10:30 am for training.
Send me your name if you plan to join as a peacekeeper and I will pass it on to the organizers.  Lyn.adamson9@gmail.com, or just go early on Saturday and volunteer.
http://www.tcan.ca/event/peoples-climate-movement-toronto-march


MONDAY MAY 1ST – 7 PM – TRAINING IN DEPUTATIONS, WRITING LETTERS AND MEETING WITH YOUR COUNCILLOR
Learn how at this training with experienced climate lobbyists and writers:
Sharon Howarth – how to meet with your councillor
Cheryl McNamara – how to write a letter to the editor
Lyn Adamson and Rosemary Boissonneau – how to make a deputation.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/training-for-climate-action-in-toronto-tickets-34089029204?aff=eac2

 

The TRANSFORMTO 2050 plan is being released today, April 27th.
You can learn about it in 3 ways:

  1. Attend a webinar on line: http://bit.ly/1NBsOo6  (Thursday 6:30 – 8 pm, or Tuesday 12 – 1:30 pm)
  2. Watch at home using a link – we will put that link up on our website on Friday, so you can watch over the weekend. (www.climatefast.ca/carbonfreeTO).  We will also give an overview of key points at our training night May 1st.
  3. Attend an in-person presentation with Mary Pickering of the Atmospheric Fund, 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday May 2nd.  Space is limited.  Register here: http://www.torontoenvironment.org/transformto_climate_plan_update  Following the in-person presentation we will have a 30 minute session on making a deputation; you can sign up for this by sending an email toclimatefast@climatefast.ca

PLEASE NOTE: THE LOCATION FOR MAY 2ND 6 PM PRESENTATION HAS MOVED FROM METRO HALL TOBahen Centre for Information Technology. 40 St George St - Room 1200


THURSDAY MAY 4TH IS WHEN YOU CAN DEPUTE TO THE CITY PARKS AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE.  Write to pec@toronto.ca to get on the speakers list.
There will be an opportunity to speak for up to 5 minutes in a committee room at City Hall during the morning meeting when Parks and Environment receives the report.  Alternatively you can submit a written deputation, which is basically just a letter, long or short, focusing on key points you want to raise.  You can present as an individual or on behalf of a group. The written and oral presentations will become part of the City’s record.
 

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Thursday, April 27, 2017