CLIMATEFAST NEWS - MAY 2021

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CLIMATEFAST NEWS FOR MAY 2021

There's lots happening at ClimateFast and your voice is needed now!

  • CONTENTS
  • CALLS TO ACTION
  • CLIMATEFAST ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
  • NEWS
  • EVENTS
  • RESOURCES

CALLS TO ACTION

Strengthen the Climate Accountability Act

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The Canadian Net-zero emissions accountability act has passed 2nd reading and is heading into committee hearings. Make sure your MP knows that you want it to be a serious and effective bill! Several changes are urgently needed. Use the advocacy tool on For Our Kids website..

CLIMATEFAST ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Environment Day Webcast Planning Meeting 

SUNDAY MAY 2ND 8 PM - ClimateFast hosts a planning discussion for a webcast on Environment Day June 5th. We are researching a series on food and farming through a climate lens. Would you like to join us? Contact lyn@climatefast.ca for zoom link. Join us!

Report on Kitchen Table Climate Conversation Training Series

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We had a fabulous turnout for our series of 4 trainings for the Kitchen Table Climate Conversation initiative. Thanks so much to Colleen Lynch for her leadership in organizing this series and to our amazing tech team led by Ray Nakano. We are delighted that 187 people attended at least one of the sessions! Our participants came from 7 provinces in Canada, the US, and other international locations. We had participants from more than 37 ridings in Ontario and 44 across Canada  This is a fantastic start towards getting the climate conversation going in advance of elections that will be coming in the next 18 months at federal provincial and municipal levels. Recordings can be found on our youtube channel ClimateFast Action.

CAN YOU HOST A CLIMATE CONVERSATION?

  • We can help you plan your conversation! Who will you invite? How will you to set it up?
  • Do you need facilitation or tech support? Your KTCC team is here to help!
  • Support sessions are offered monthly. The first one is Sunday May 2nd at 3 pm. Contact ktcc@climatefast.ca for more information.

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Earth Day Webcast - Healing Our Earth Together

Our wonderful webcast is now on our YouTube channel! Watch these excellent speakers:

  • Shelba Deer (Nishnawbe-kwe and Haudenoshaunee) and Gail Whitlow (Mohawk elder)
  • Guy Dauncey - Economics of Kindness
  • Poem by Colleen Lynch
  • Drs. Courtney Howard (CAPE) and Leslie Solomonian (NEST)
  • Suleiman Khamis (ACAI) on mangrove restoration
  • MC David Burman - on Drawdown Solutions
  • MC Lyn Adamson - of ClimateFast on mobilizing and Kitchen Table Climate Conversations

NEWS

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Drawdown Labs is Project Drawdown’s private sector testing ground for accelerating the scaling of climate solutions quickly, safely, and equitably. Five new partners have just joined this consortium of 14 organizations, which spans nearly every industry. These partners are using their resources, influence, employees, community members, and customers to help the world reach drawdown.

EVENTS

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GREEN NEIGHBOURS NETWORK - MEMBER CELEBRATION - ALL WELCOME!
SATURDAY MAY 15 - 3 PM
Come celebrate our amazing member groups and volunteers!
GNN celebrates its first year as a non-profit on Saturday, May 15th at 3pm. Guest speakers from some of the network’s most impactful member groups will discuss how they got started, challenges they have overcome, and projects they have underway.
Information and Registration

Stop The Big Sprawl: Defeating Ontario's Sprawl Agenda at Your City or Regional Council Environmental Defence webinar May 6, 7:p.m.-8 p.m. (EDT). Join this expert panel and Q&A to learn how to make a winning case for fixed urban boundaries and defeat The Big Sprawl in your community.

Whistleblowing: Putting Health First: May 2, 2021 7pm - 8:30pm EDT
This is the second of a 3-part series presented by CAPE-BC and CFMS-HEART.
Hear from the inaugural winner of Ryerson University's whistleblower award about his advocacy against the oil sands, and an environmental scientist about her fight against the fracking establishment—and how and why we must strengthen Canada's accountability on the environment now. 

Click here to sign CAPE's open letter urging a healthy climate target in the lead up to the Leaders’ Summit on Climate Change this Earth Day.  

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Creatively United Community presents a Climate and the Arts webinar series

Starts May 5 and continues every second Wednesday, from 2:00 to 3:00 EDT, until May 19th. Registration is free and includes free video replays

More information/registration

 

Seniors for Climate Action Now (SCAN): March 2021, SCAN! Report: A Discussion Paper on the Liberal Government’s Climate Action Plan, “A Healthy Environment & A Healthy Economy”, written by members David Robertson & Terry Moore for the Education Committee.

SCAN has many helpful educational and resource materials.

My Climate Change Website, by Ray Nakano.

This website shows daily posts from mainstream media. It is a repository of organizations, documents, materials, and actions, all climate related. Most anything you would want to know about climate change is contained in this website, or points you to where you can find it, organized into helpful groupings.

 

Climate Solutions 101, presented by Project Drawdown, is 100% free, full of hope, and streaming today. This, presented in a six-part video series along with in-depth conversations, combines our trusted resources with the expertise of inspiring thought leaders from around the world. Enjoy a brain-shift toward a brighter climate reality—and spread the word.

The Mind and Life Institute is offering a six-day live, online speaker series entitled “The mind, the human-earth connection and the climate crisis”, in which you will explore the path to sustainable interconnection with our planet. Registration fee is $125.

More information/registration

The LIFE Institute at Ryerson presents “The environment: changes and challenges in the anthropocene epoch”, facilitated by Dr. Vermila Verma, University of Toronto. This is an eight-week lecture series starting on Friday, May 7th @ 12:30 pm. Courses are only open to members of the Life Institute. More information/registration

 

DO YOU WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?

ClimateFast seeks volunteers – your skills are needed! fill out our volunteer application

 

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THANK YOU EVERYONE! WE ARE CREATING THE FUTURE TOGETHER!!!!

 
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