Toronto Climate Film Festival! November Is Advocacy Month! - November 1, 2017

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This is the month to raise our voices to councillors about the need for full funding of the city’s climate action plan. We need you! Please come out to one of our advocacy training sessions and/or write, email, or call your councillor to urge full funding of the TransformTO 2018 budget

This month we are also hosting our last film screenings of the fall: Sea of Life. Do not miss this amazing and award winning film by Toronto film maker Julia Barnes who will be present at all the screenings. On November 13th Jonathan Silver will present on SolarShare and on November 30th Alanna Mitchell, author of Seasick, will join us for our final screening. Scroll down for schedule and links to book your FREE tickets.

On Sunday November 5th the Toronto Eco-Fair takes place at Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie south of St. Clair, 11 – 4. Lots to do! www.ecofairtoronto.org/activities. ClimateFast and the Roots Collaborative offer energy saving workshops at 12 noon and 1 pm as part of our Home Energy Savings Initiative (HESI). Please join us!
 



NOVEMBER 8TH ADVOCACY TRAINING TRANSFORMTO

DOWNTOWN: 6:30 PM FRIENDS HOUSE – 60 LOWTHER AVE. (ST. GEORGE AND BLOOR)

Presenters: Dusha Sritharan, Toronto Environmental Alliance will present on TransformTO. Cheryl McNamara, Citizens Climate Lobby on letter writing, Sharon Howarth, Lyn Adamson, and Rosemary Boissonneau will present on lobbying and you will have the opportunity to work on a deputation. Lobbying will take place November – January 2018. Budget deputations will take place Jan 8, 9, and 10, 2018. Workshop is co-sponsored by Toronto Environmental Alliance, Alliance for a Just Toronto and Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL).

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NOVEMBER 15TH ADVOCACY TRAINING – TRANSFORMTO SCARBOROUGH: 6:30 PM 3600 Kingston Rd.

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 20TH ADVOCACY TRAINING 6:30 pm – TRANSFORMTO - ETOBICOKE – location TBA.

If you can’t come to the advocacy training and you want a copy of the model letter to send to your councillor please email: rosemary@climatefast.ca You can write directly to your councillor: (councillor_(name)@toronto.ca) Please cc Mayor_tory@toronto.ca and bcc carbonfreeTO@climatefast.ca

We are aiming for 2000 signatures on our budget petition. If you can circulate our petition to gather more names, please email volunteer@climatefast.ca and we will send you the file
 



SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5TH HESI WORKSHOPS AT ECO-FAIR

Interested in Home Energy Savings? Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street

FREE INFO SESSIONS at EcoFair at the Barns THIS SUNDAY!

Learn about the Home Energy Savings Initiative (HESI) and ways that you can save money on your energy bills. You will also hear about the Home Energy Loan Program offered by the City of Toronto, which provides low-interest loans for retrofit projects. Participation in HESI workshops is FREE.

HESI Session #1: 12:00-12:30 HESI Session #2: 1:00-1:30

These info sessions will be held during EcoFair at the Barns, which is a free, family-friendly event (11am – 4pm). While at the EcoFair enjoy eco-exhibits, eco-activities for kids and adults, electric car test drives, free bike and clothing repair, and good food! Join the Renewable Energy Walk at 2pm and watch the award-winning 2017 film “TOMORROW (DEMAIN)” at 4pm for free. Event details, list of exhibitors, and free film tickets: www.EcoFairToronto.org.
 



TORONTO CLIMATE FILM FESTIVAL! SEA OF LIFE!

 

NOVEMBER SCREENINGS – NOV 13, 16, 22, AND 30TH

Toronto Climate Film Festival is pleased to bring you Sea of Life, an award winning documentary by Director Julia Barnes. Julia Barnes will be present for all four of our film screenings.
On Nov 13th at our downtown location we will also feature a short presentation on SolarShare, as one of the solutions for climate action. On November 30th, at the North York screening, Author Alanna Mitchell will join with Julia Barnes for the Q and A.

 

SEA OF LIFE - AWARD WINNING FILM BY TORONTO FILM-MAKER JULIA BARNES

Inspired by Rob Stewart’s Revolution, young filmmaker Julia Barnes embarks on an epic journey around the world to save the ecosystems we depend on for survival, as we come closer to causing a mass extinction in the oceans.

Sea of Life leads audiences through the stunning world of coral reefs into the heart of the environmental movement, meeting passionate scientists, activists and explorers who reveal an enormous opportunity to rise up and become the heroes the world needs.

The filmmaker Julia Barnes will be present for a Q & A after the film. Special guest on November 13th: Jonathan Silver from SolarShare. On November 30th Alanna Mitchell, author of Seasick, will join us for our final film screening of Sea of Life.

For more information: www.seaoflifemovie.com  Watch Trailer – Visit Film Websitewww.tcff.ca

November 13, 2017 – Downtown – 6:30pm to 9:00pm – Friends House, 60 Lowther, Toronto – Get Tickets

November 16, 2017 -Etobicoke – 6:30pm to 9:00pm – Humber College Lakeshore Campus, 19 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto – Get Tickets

November 22, 2017 – Scarborough – 6:30pm to 9:00pm -Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd, Toronto – Get Tickets

November 30, 2017 – North York – 6:30pm to 9:00pm – Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Drive, Toronto – Get Tickets

Wednesday, November 1, 2017