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Growing the FFNPT one town at a time: our 10 step campaign strategy!

Here we share the story of our two-month campaign in Toronto. We recognize this model will need to be adapted to your local circumstances. Every campaign will be different.

We Made History!! Toronto City Council Endorses Call for Fossil Fuel Treaty

On July 15th Toronto City Council took a big step in response to the climate emergency by voting in an overwhelming majority to endorse the call for a FossilFuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative which takes aim at the source of 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 

TCAN members support the FFNP Treaty

The Toronto Climate Action Network is a network of over 40 climate action organizations in the Toronto area, including ClimateFast. Many TCAN members voiced their support for the City to endorse the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, which was passed by City Council on July 15, 2021.

Compiled City Council Email Addresses

If you want to bcc all Toronto City Councillors, here is a compiled list of their email addresses that you can copy and paste into the bcc line of your email message:

Letters urging City Council to support the Fossil Fuel Treaty

Over a hundred people copied ClimateFast on letters they sent to Mayor Tory and Toronto City Councillors urging them to support the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. We have posted a few below for your information.

ACT NOW - SEND A LETTER!

Below is a letter you can use as a template to ask your Councillor to support a motion to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

 

Indigenous Protected Conservation Areas

This May, The Narwhal, held a webinar on the role Indigenous Protected Conservation Areas (IPCAs) could play in protecting biodiversity and mitigating climate change (1). IPCAs are different from other Conservation Areas because the lands and waters are governed by Indigenous leadership using Indigenous laws, governance and knowledge systems (2). Valérie Courtois, Director of the Indigenous Leadership Institute, talked about reframing “land use plans” as “relationship plans”. It’s a fundamentally different way of interacting with the world around us when you think about your responsibilities…

Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty-Toronto Campaign

We have whole-heartedly endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT) and helped to organize the Toronto FFNPT campaign, along with our partners MobilizeTO and Fridays4FutureTO.  Our aim was to have Toronto City Council endorse the treaty, and to ask the Canadian government to endorse the treaty and support its passage at the upcoming COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021. This was acheived on June 14, 2021. Lyn Adamson expains how in her blog "Growing the FFNPT one town at a time: our 10 step campaign strategy!"

Toronto Fossil Fuel Treaty Campaign Off To a Strong Start

Nearly 200 participants joined in the Toronto launch of the campaign for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty on June 14, 2021.

Last night's webcast featured 10 speakers....Read more

Tips for meeting with your Councillor

1.    Request the Meeting 
Your email to your councillor might go something like this:

 

KTCC Monthly Support Meetings

Kitchen Table Climate Conversations (KTCCs) present a way we can create a dedicated space to share experiences, feelings and ideas about climate change. They begin with a host who invites others to come sit around their table and engage in a guided conversation. Virtual tables for now of course! Hosts can run the conversation themselves or work with a facilitator.KTCC

Groundwork: Food+Land+Climate

Food systems have a huge impact on climate and climate has a huge influence on food production. Learn how agriculture and changes in our food system can be a climate solution.  Drawdown research has shown that the many facets that go into the global food system produce almost a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.  Groundwork: Food+Land+Climate is a series of webcasts in preparation for the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit this September - "Just…

Friday For Future Toronto and Budget Report

Fridays for Future Toronto is asking you to write your councillors in support of strong climate action at the city.  We have put a full report on the budget on our ClimateFast municipal webpage, www.climatefast.ca/carbonfreeTO.  We also provide a report on key votes.

Kitchen Table Climate Conversations Training Sessions

Please go to the KTCC website for up to date information and resources for Kitchen Table Climate Conversations.

ClimateFast letter

ClimateFast sends letter to Rod Philips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks over the scrapping of Cap and Trade.  See letter here.

ClimateFast launches new campaign at Queen's Park Demonstration

ClimateFast was at Queen’s Park, August 14, calling on the provincial government to take action on climate change.  This is part of their new campaign VOCAL: Voices of Ontarians for Carbon Accountability and Leadership. Read our press release here.

VOCAL Rally at Queen's Park

ClimateFast held a rally at Queen’s Park on August 14th to bring attention to the need for provincial government action on climate change.  Read more.

ClimateFast hosts Theatre of the Oppressed

On August 15th, ClimateFast held a evening of Theatre of the Oppressed facilitated by Pavla Uppal.  20 members and friends of ClimateFast had the opportunity to express their feelings about the climate change crisis and the Ford's government inaction on the issue.  Read Lyn Adamson's compelling story on how she was able to find closure through an evening of Theatre of the Oppressed.