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.
ClimateFast member letter-to-the-editor published in Scarborough Mirror
ClimateFast member, Rosemary Boissonneau, wrote a letter to editor of Scarborough Mirror on the changes to Toronto City Council, Bill 5. It appeared in print August 16 and is up on the Toronto.com website. Click here to read her letter.
Consultation Period on Bill 4 Now Open
The deadline for submitting comments is October 11 and ClimateFast is holding a gathering on October 3rd, 6:30pm at 60 Lowther Ave to discuss and submit their comments. If you can not attend, you can submit comments online https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-3738. Background information to help with your comments can be found here.
ClimateFast Member's Letter Published in the Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail October 1st editorial 'Trump is a hypocrite on climate change.
Climate Emergency: Climate Inaction will cost us the Earth
Citizens send message to Queen's Park, May 13, 2019: 1044 petitions for Climate Action. Read the media release here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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…