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GroundWork: Food + Land + Climate
ClimateFast in collaboration with Drawdown Toronto, EcoJust Food Network & Green Thumbs Growing presented a series of webinars about agriculture, land-use and climate change between April and August, 2021. In this three part series we examined the food system as a source of carbon emissions but also how agriculture can be a climate solution. Food systems have a huge impact on climate, and climate has a huge influence on food production. This series brought to light the importance of the land and food production as drivers of global warming--and what we can do about it!
Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Launch - Toronto
June 14, 2021 View recording
Kitchen Table Climate Conversations
This four-part training series was aimed at attendees of a Kitchen Table Climate Conversation (KTCC) hosted by ClimateFast, who were interested in possibly hosting or facilitating their own KTCC with family, friends, co-workers or other organizations.
Links to the recordings on YoutTube are below.
Online Advocacy Training for Climate Action - January 18, 2021
In preparation for Toronto City's Council consideration of the 2021 city budget, ClimateFast brought together seasoned advocates to provide tips and tools for residents to urge their councillors to support full funding of Transform TO and other initiatives to reduce fossil fuel dependence within the City of Toronto. Over 75 people attended this session. View the recording.
Our Common Ground:Canadian and African Voice for Regenerative Agriculture as a Climate Solution
September 22, 2020
Soil erosion and desertification are happening today at alarming rates, driving water and food insecurity, forced migration, and climate change. Estimates indicate that between 44% and 57% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the global food system.
At current rates of soil degradation, the UN has indicated that we may only have 60 harvests left. There are multiple threats to our food supply and food justice that need to be understood and addressed by all of us - and a solution that lies right beneath our feet. 'Our Common Ground' brings together Canadian and African voices to feature a key ally in the transition to a regenerative future: our soils. Partner www.soil4climate.org/ This panel was moderated by Karl Thidemann, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Soil4Climate, and panelists included:
→ Laurent Mascar Ngoma, Agro-Environmentalist, Senior Independent UN Expert
→ Dalmas Tiampati, Founder and Director, Maasai Centre for Regenerative Pastoralism
→ Paul Slomp, Grazing Days Farm
→ Michael Collins, Executive Director, Americas, Institute for Economics and Peace
→ Kirubel Tadele, Communications Officer, African Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA)
→ Jackie Milne, Founder and President, Northern Farm Training Institute, Savory Hub
→ Mbarouk Omar, Director, Community Forests Pemba
Climate Solutions: An Interactive Simulation Workshop
Presented by Doug Pritchard; Hosted by ClimateFast
ClimateFast broadcasted a Climate Solutions Workshop on Thursday, August 20th at 7 pm. This event is an En-ROADS simulation and was facilitated by Doug Pritchard, who is an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador. It was held on Zoom for 1 hour and 40 minutes and it was an interactive workshop where up to 75 participants will learned to use En-ROADS, a policy simulation model that allows users to explore different climate solutions and their impacts on temperature change.
Doug Pritchard hosted the event. Doug has a PhD in chemical engineering from Queen’s University and worked for many years in the petrochemical industry. He then worked in international human rights as Co-Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, and now is Coordinator of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Toronto East chapter. Thank you to Doug for participating and acting as a host and guide for the simulation.
En-ROADS is a simulation which allows users to both examine different climate policies, to gain a greater understanding of how these policies affect climate change, as well as compare current status quo policies with more ambitious ones. In a group workshop setting, such as our event, it is meant to help participants learn about climate solutions. It is a popular simulation, with over 27 000 participants worldwide in 65 countries having already used it.
You can watch the recorded version of the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Workshop here:
If you would like to learn more about the En-ROADS simulation, please check out this short video: https://youtu.be/70-QECdascE and also their website: https://www.climateinteractive.org/tools/en-roads/
ClimateFast - Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild Online Consultation
On June 24th, 2020, ClimateFast hosted a live, online consultation with Megan MacLean and Tamara Grossutti from TransformTO and Sarah Gingrich and Stewart Dutfield of the Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild. If you missed the online consultation, you can watch the entire recorded event here - Staff Presentations start about 14 minutes into the video.
United Nations 2020 World Environment Day: Time for Nature, Biodiversity in the City
ClimateFast Webcast, Friday, June 5, 2020
ClimateFast broadcasted a live webcast on YouTube from 7-8:30 PM EDT, hosted by Allie Rougeot and Aminah Attar, who volunteer with Fridays for Future Toronto. The family-friendly webcast featured videos, performances, and speakers who shared Indigenous knowledge, gardening, urban agriculture, trees, protecting our green spaces for a post-COVID world.
African Climate Action Initiative Launch