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Statement of Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en

Dear Premier Horgan and Prime Minister Trudeau,

We are writing because we are appalled at the violence being unleashed on the Wet’suwet’en people who are living on their traditional unceded lands and attempting to protect them from the destruction caused by an unwanted gas pipeline through their territory.

In our view the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) which your government has adopted clearly states that consent must be given for resource projects on indigenous lands.  The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs do not consent.

Ontarians call on the Ford government to stop its attacks on Nature

Queen’s Park 9 am  December 8, 2020

Today the Ontario government will put budget bill 229-- including highly controversial cuts to the power of Conservation Authorities - up for a vote.  Ontarians are out at Queen’s Park to say NO, instead calling for protection of key wetlands against big development.  They also oppose a permanent exemption for logging operations from the Endangered Species Act.

JAN 18 – ADVOCACY TRAINING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

Think about our Future! Online Advocacy Training for Climate Justice in Toronto

Mon. Jan. 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m. EST

BUDGET DEPUTATIONS JAN 25 AND 26

Municipal budget deputations in writing can be submitted to the Clerk of the Budget Committee buc@toronto.ca

READ MORE BACKGROUND ON THE BUDGET: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/budget-finances/city-budget/

Urgent Action on the Budget - for Climate!

January 30, 2021

Dear Toronto voters!

Sample Letter 2015 04 22 Step UP on Earth Day

Dear Elected Leaders,

I am celebrating that all but three of the Provincial First Ministers showed up to make plans for climate action. I am delighted that Ontario will work with Quebec toward a more renewable energy future. I am thankful that we are beginning to have the discussion we need about the most serious security risk of our time: climate change. I hope you will make sure your policies support the development of healthy sustainable economies today and a healthy planet for our grandchildren tomorrow.

Sample Letter 2015 04 20 - Everyone needs to Step Up to Solve Climate Change

Dear Elected Leaders,

I am celebrating that all but three of the Provincial First Ministers showed up to make plans for climate action. I am delighted that Ontario will work with Quebec toward a renewable energy future. I am thankful that we are beginning to have the discussion we need about the most serious security risk of our time: climate change. I hope you will make sure your policies support the development of healthy sustainable…

Sample Letter 2015 04 01- Time To Talk Solutions

Dear MP

The Ontario Climate Change Consultation process is a fine example of how we need to be addressing climate change issues in Canada. It is time to stop arguing about the science and move forward with critical actions if we want to avoid 4-6 degrees of warming this century. We need immediate actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and long-term actions to integrate sound energy policies with all other aspects of the Canadian economy. We need to engage every sector of our economy in finding the new technological solutions to move us forward – from construction and…

Sample Letter 2015 03 01- End Subsidies

Dear Mr. Harper

I am writing to ask you to set a clear end date when Canada will no longer subsidize fossil fuels. We now know that it is most important that exploration and development dollars for oil and gas (The CEE - Canadian Exploration Expense and CDE – Canadian Development Expense), must be converted to research and development dollars for renewable energy infrastructure so we can meet our objectives of a transition to a renewable energy economy.

Sample Letter 2015 02 01- Carbon Pricing

Sample Letter 2015 02 01 ClimateFast

This month we invite you to write your premier, MLA (MPP or MNA) and copy the editor of your local paper as well as the leaders of the opposition.

1. Identify something your province is doing right and congratulate them.
2. Identify the most important gap in policy from our three asks:

Sample Letter to Press - December 1st -- Lima Peru

Dear Editor (cc Stephen Harper, John Baird, Leona Aglukkaq, Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau, Elizabeth May)

In Lima, Peru, world leaders will try to move toward agreement on climate targets. Climate change is not a partisan issue. Canadians of all stripes should let their government know that we expect them to promote aggressive targets to rapidly reduce greenhouse gases and make the transition to renewable energy. The Canadian delegation should reflect all parties and include prominent representatives from civil society. We need to work together as Canadians to achieve tough…

Sample Letter November 1st: Innovate. Plan the Change.

Dear (Your MP) cc to your local newspaper, 3 party leaders

Canada is still lagging way behind in setting real, sufficient, and effective targets to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. I am really concerned that with current energy prices so low, we will completely ignore the necessity to leave larger reserves of fossil fuels in the ground. Even Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank of Canada and current governor of the Bank of England has stated we have to leave the fossil fuel reserves in the ground. There is no room in the atmosphere to add all that carbon pollution. We are…

ClimateFast FAST and VIGIL on Parliament Hill Sept 28-Oct 2

Dear MP,

I am writing you in support of the ClimateFasters who are on a Fast and Vigil on Parliament Hill between September 29th and October 2nd. I would really appreciate if you would take the time to stop and talk with them. I am asking you to sign the MP Pledge either on the Hill or at http://www.climatefast.ca.

Sample Letter to MP - Sept 1st - Labour Day

Dear MP (or Corporate President)

On Labour Day I write to tell you that as a worker, it is my hope that Canada (this company) will do all it can to prepare us for a twenty-first century economy based on green jobs. Climate Change is the greatest challenge we face as a company, as a country, and as a world. It is time for real leadership and action now.

Fast For the Climate, September 1, 2014

The international Fast for the Climate shares the following news:

As September 1st approaches, we extend warm greetings to you, and look forward to coming together again to fast and stand in solidarity with those most vulnerable to dangerous climate impacts. More and more individuals and organisations are joining the movement by signing up at www.fastfortheclimate.org.

Here is what Fourth-Grade Filip Zembowicz from Carolina, USA had to say about why he wanted to join Fast for the Climate:

Workers of the World Unite – For a Clean Energy Future and Green Jobs

As Labour Day approaches, we are all thinking of working people in Canada and all over the world. So much of our economies depend on extensive use of coal, oil and gas. Those who would accuse us of unrealistic idealism say that we will destroy the Canadian economy and job growth if we implement ClimateFast’s three basic asks:

Sample Letter to Provinces - Climate First on August First

Dear Provincial MPP (MLA) Minister of Energy and Resources, Premier, Minister of the Environment; Provincial or local utility;

On our civic holiday (use name, or if you don’t have one just skip) I write to you, to ask you work with me toward real climate leadership in Canada.

The science is in. The facts are plain. All over the world we must make the transformation to renewable energy as quickly as possible. We have to change from a reliance on fossil fuels as the foundation of our economy to renewable energy.

Sample Letter to MP - July 1st -- Canada Day

Dear MP

It is Canada Day and I write to you, my Member of Parliament, to ask you to work with me toward real climate leadership in Canada.

The science is in. The facts are plain. All over the world we must make the transformation to renewable energy as quickly as possible. We have to change from a reliance on fossil fuels as the foundation of our economy to renewable energy.

Momentum is building

The ClimateFast team is working full out to prepare for the fast. It is only a few weeks away and there is lots to do.