Livable Futures for All Actions

UN Climate Week - September 21 - September 27

2020 Week of Climate Action

 

The week of climate action culminates on September 25th with the next Fridays for Future global day of climate action. This year, the theme is a Just Recovery for All and a Livable Future for All is one of their pillars.  See Fridays for Future's pillars here and this link: climatechallenge.ca or a list of events you can participate in during the week!

LIVABLE FUTURES FOR ALL!  SEPTEMBER 22ND!

Tuesday Sept 22 - Tell your MP: Livable Futures for All! Climate Accountability Act!

Visit your MP's office if you can or send a message from home anytime throughout the day. For letter template re: Climate Change Accountability Act; check Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/322250175886091
Send photos (or videos) from the visit - send to: climatefast@climatefast.ca (dropbox below)

12 - 1:30 ET Webcast: Our Common Ground: Canadian and African Voice for Regenerative Agriculture as a Climate Solution

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 degredation, 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/ For a full list of speakers, please see below or check the registration link.

Register: www.capnetwork.ca/common-ground
Contact: katie@capnetwork.ca

Speakers for Our Common Ground, include: 

Our Moderator:

→ Karl Thidemann, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Soil4Climate

Our Contributors:

→ 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

→ More to be confirmed!

Short Videos: Share your thoughts about why climate justice and a livable future for all matters to you. Submit a short video (30 seconds max) by Friday September 18th for potential use in a webcast or between September 18th-24th, for use on Social Media and other venues ongoing. Facebook event here. Contact: climatefast@climatefast.ca Dropbox folder for videos and photos - https://www.dropbox.com/request/4TAtADYNkiO6uqnfFl3s Please include your name and contact information in the video title. 

September 22, Film at 7 pm - KAIROS - Women Hold Up the Sky

- https://www.kairoscanada.org/event/women-hold-up-the-sky-film-screening-and-discussion

Screening and discussion of the film Women Hold Up the Sky - Africa Women Rise for Climate Justice. This film was developed by WoMin, an ecofeminist African alliance that supports local struggles and movements across the continent to expose the impacts of extractivism on African women and advance women-centred, community-driven and climate-just development alternatives. 

Women Hold Up the Sky tells the story of how women activists affected by mining and other forms of large-scale extractives in South Africa, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are deeply engaged in resistance and an active struggle to take back control of their land, their rights, their bodies and their lives. 

Film at 9pm - Watch party for film release 'Kiss the Ground' about regenerative agriculture. Sign up here https://www.facebook.com/events/31434093967766
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be.3iknWWKZOUs

Friday 25th – 12 noon to 3 pm SIT IN Fridays for Future global day of climate action
SIGN UP TO HELP - on Friday September 25 - marshalls and volunteers.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/be-a-volunteer-september-25th-day-of-global-climate-action-toronto-
tickets-119293539187

https://www.fridaysforfutureto.org/actions

OTHER ACTIVITIES THROUGH THE WEEK:
Monday, September 21st 7pm - https://www.facebook.com/events/312532493287838 Ford’s COVID Classroom

Monday, September 21st Evening: 7 – 9 pm DRAWDOWN2020 The Time is Now: Webinar:
https://www.climateweeknyc.org/event/drawdown-2020-time-now

Wednesday, September 23rd - response to the Throne Speech – Stay tuned!
Toronto 350 may issue a report card – using Just Recovery lens.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 11am Central Time (US and Canada); 12 noon ET
"Drawdown 101 — An Introduction to the Science of Climate Solutions".
Visit drawdown.org to explore climate solutions and to download our latest publication, The Drawdown Review. The best-selling book, Drawdown fundamentally shifted the global conversation about climate change. We can, address climate change with tools we have on hand today.
Webinar registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3z72xKgySYSYzMSSoA5AYQ

CHECK CLIMATECHALLENGE.CA and CLIMATEFAST.CA FOR CALENDAR UPDATES

TAKE ACTION FROM HOME!

More KAIROS ClimateWeek events; https://www.kairoscanada.org/events

And please sign this petition for ambitious climate target, Indigenous rights, and International Climate Finance: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2712

PHASE OUT GAS POWERED ELECTRICITY IN ONTARIO!

USE THE PHONE TOOL to call the Premier, the Opposition parties and your MPP at https://www.cleanairalliance.org/gasgoneby2030/

The Ford Government wants to ramp up the greenhouse gas pollution from Ontario’s gas-fired power plants by more than 300% by 2025.  If they get their way, Ontario will not be able to meet its 2030 Climate Target.  We must not let this happen!

Ontario can keep its lights on without increasing its greenhouse gas pollution by contracting for low-cost water power from Quebec and by investing in energy efficiency and cost-effective made-in-Ontario renewable energy. 

Ontario Clean Air Alliance is leading the campaign to phase out gas-fired generating plants by 2030. 

Find out more at:  https://www.cleanairalliance.org/gas-phasehout/


VIDEO – 30 SEC! https://bit.ly/3iB1DkK

Sign this on-line petition: https://www.cleanairalliance.org/gas-phasehout/

OTHER PETITIONS!

https://www.leadnow.ca/emergency-green-recovery/

http://www.divestcanada.ca/openletter/

Ecojustice for Climate Accountability https://www.support.ecojustice.ca/page/63016/action/1
Ecojustice petition for a Just Recovery https:www.support.ecojustice.ca/page/66042/action/1

Greenpeace letter: https://act.greenpeace.org/page/60053/action/1

Carbon pricing petition: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-2794

LIVABLE FUTURES FOR ALL - CO-SPONSORING GROUPS: 

www.climatefast.ca;
ACAI - Africa Climate Action Initiative - Capnetwork.ca/acai;
For Our Kids - forourkids.ca;
OCAA - Ontario Clean Air Alliance www.cleanairalliance.org;
Toronto 350 www.toronto350.org
KAIROS;
Noor Cultural Centre; 
Just Earth justearth.net;
DrawdownTO;
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, www.vowpeace.org;
Climate Challenge climatechallenge.ca;
Fridays for Future Toronto www.fridaysforfutureto.org