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CLIMATEFAST AND FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE NOMINATED FOR NOW AWARDSDEADLINE TO VOTE: SEPTEMBER 26

ClimateFast has been nominated by NOW magazine for best activist group – and our Chair, Lyn Adamson, as best activist. Fridays for Future has been nominated for best activist campaign. Now it’s up to readers to make the final decision! You can vote for all 3 of these awards at this link: https://bit.ly/2ZBBU5D If you think our work for climate action, climate leadership, and climate justice is important please vote today!

Please make sure to participate in the Global Climate Strike week of actions starting tomorrow! Big Strike day is Friday September 27, Queen’s Park 11 – 4 and many more events – read on! Plus TCFF films on Sept 26 and Sept 29 and sign up for a debate on the environment on October 3rd. (Oct 2nd in Parkdale-High Park)

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JOIN US IN ‘GLOBAL WEEK FOR FUTURE’– SEPTEMBER 20 – 29

Week for the Future! Starts tomorrow!

September 20 – 12 – 3 at Hart House, teach-in and die-in https://www.facebook.com/events/2891126067627662/

September 21 – 2 – 4 pm Blue Scarf Peace Walk Grange Park

September 22 – Youth Climate Leadership Summit -1:30 – 5:30, Friends House 60 Lowther

September 22 – Multi-Faith gathering 7 pm at Friends House 60 Lowther followed by candlelight walk to Holy Trinity

September 23 – UN Climate Summit, Youth Speak Out, 7 pm at Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave. FB  Youth Speak Out!   Register: https://bit.ly/2m51c9V

On the day of the UN Climate Summit in NYC youth speak out on 7 asks for climate action. Moderator: Allie Rougeot, Fridays for Future; with speakers Vanessa Gray, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia against Pipelines, Yasmeen Peer and Alex Speers-Roesch, Greenpeace, speaker from David Suzuki Foundation and Roxy Cohen
 


 

September 24 – XR road disruption 5 – 7 pm, Bloor and St. George

September 25 – What does a just transition look like? 6 pm Forum at Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave. FB:  Just Transition  Register https://bit.ly/2kSINgt

Visioning a green, fair and care-based future.

It features some amazing speakers and co-sponsors/co-hosts ($15 and Fairness, Greenpeace, ClimateFast and The Leap)!

Speakers include:
Vanessa Gray, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines, Valerie Lannon, $15 and Fairness, Connie Sorio, Migrant Justice Coordinator, Kairos
Megan Whitfield, President, CUPW Toronto Local 626, Yasmeen Peer, Nature and Food Campaigner, Greenpeace, Maya Menezes, Senior Manager, Programming and Development, The Leap Toronto, Ali H, XR and Iron and Earth (tbc)

September 26 – TD Bank action, 8 am, plus TCFF film screening, Scarborough

ALL OUT FOR CLIMATE STRIKE AND RALLY on September 27, starting Queen’s Park at 11 am, MARCH at 12 noonCONCERT 2 -4 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/480239066116595/


 

September 28 - Solutions Summit with Drawdown at OCAD 10 – 6: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/climate-action-week-solutions-summit-tickets...

Many more events! Including theatre event: The Fire Within, the Stories the Earth Speaks through us (4 performances) https://bit.ly/2mqCeSM

Please see calendar: www.climatechallenge.ca www.climatefast.caMyclimatechange.home.blog

Global Week for Future: International website – Greta video herehttps://globalclimatestrike.net/spread-the-word-climate-strike/#video

New 4 min video with Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0xUXo2zEY

All events need volunteers: please email volunteer@climatefast.ca if you can help.

Donations are needed for rally expenses. Please be as generous as you can! https://bit.ly/2kpQMkP

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100 DEBATES NEED PARTICIPANTS FOR OCTOBER 3 RIDING DEBATES on the ENVIRONMENT.

FIND YOUR RIDING DEBATE AND SIGN UP! Let’s demonstrate the strong public support that exists for environmental leadership, and enable the best policy ideas to come forward to compete for that support!

RSVO for the debate in your riding: www.100debates.ca

ClimateFast volunteers are helping with debates in Toronto-St. Paul’s, Scarborough-Guildwood, and Etobicoke. If you can volunteer to help please email lyn@climatefast.ca

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TORONTO CLIMATE FILM FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 26 AND SEPTEMBER 29

with Volunteers from ClimateFast and Greenpeace Canada

SEPTEMBER 26, Toronto Climate Film Festival “The Human Element”

6:30 pm, 3600 Kingston Rd. (at Markham)

During his four-decade career as a photographer and explorer, James Balog has focused his lens on the complex relationship between humans and nature. Human activity has now surpassed all other forces shaping our world. In an arresting new documentary from the producers of Racing Extinction, The Cove and Chasing Ice, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of people on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, this film inspires us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world. 

Tickets are free and donations are gratefully accepted! Any donations which exceed our costs will be donated to ClimateFast and Greenpeace Canada. www.tcff.ca

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH, REVOLUTION – A ROB STEWART FILM – 7 PM AT FRIENDS HOUSE, 60 LOWTHER AVE.

http://www.tcff.ca/event/revolution-friends-house/

After four years and fifteen countries, acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart brings us on an adventure 3.5 billion years in the making. Revolution is an ambitious and optimistic adventure in the evolution of life on earth to the revolution that all ages from across continents are engaged in to save our planet.

Following the screening Lyn Adamson, who knew Rob Stewart and is co-chair of ClimateFast, will speak on climate activism at a crucial time. She will introduce the Kitchen Table Climate Conversation campaign, designed to bring our communities together to address our climate challenges with the knowledge and tools we need to make a difference.

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KITCHEN TABLE CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS INITIATIVE IS GROWING! WEBINAR LINK!

We want this campaign to grow this summer and fall so that conversations are happening in all the ridings in Ontario! Let’s make sure the climate is the talk of this election.

For more info listen to our webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPc1YQxnsBc

Check our webpage for our resources and supporting documentation: www.climatefast.ca/kitchen-table-conversations and email us here: ktcc@climatefast.ca with any questions and with news of conversations you plan to host, or have already hosted. Invite us to speak to your group!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   Can you help?  Would love to hear from you! 
Email: volunteer@climatefast.ca

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Thank you for all you are doing - and all we are doing together. Let’s make this the turnaround year.   Let’s act on climate - fast!