Climate action needs you! August 28, join us!


THIS WEDNESDAY - VOLUNTEER MEETING! FALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR CLIMATE ACTION! YOU ARE NEEDED!

JOIN IN PLANNING ELECTION STRATEGIES AND THE ‘WEEK FOR THE FUTURE’ SEPTEMBER 20 – 27

The upcoming federal election will finally see the climate crisis as a key ballot question. Torontonians will be looking to the environmental community to help navigate the competing and complicated messaging coming from the political parties. Our goal is to provide environmentalists a space to exchange ideas, plans and actions. We will be planning a response to the gas station stickers and we’d really like your help with this.

 

And at the same time we want to support the organizing for the ‘Week for the Future’ Sept 20 – 27. Come out and share how you can help!

COME OUT ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 - 6:30 PM AND GET INVOLVED!

Friends House, 60 LOWTHER AVE. Please rsvp (lyn@climatefast.ca) or just come – and feel free to invite your friends. We’d love a full house!

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BIGGEST FALL ACTION – WEEK FOR THE FUTURE! Supporting Fridays for Future and ClimateStrike youth in global week of action September 20th – 27th. Particularly important are the two Fridays – September 20th for local climate actions and September 27th for wide-scale actions. Both are international dates inspired by Greta Thunberg and Sept 27th is being planned in coordination with a wider network of groups. Our meeting will develop plans for Sept 20 – 26.

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

Local facebook event links: September 20: https://www.facebook.com/events/2891126067627662/

September 27: https://www.facebook.com/events/480239066116595/

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We also need volunteers for OPEN STREETS TABLING ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 10 – 2

CAN YOU HELP? Please email rosemary@climatefast.ca (2 shifts, 10 – 12 and 12 -2, location Bloor and Ossington., Table info and activities provided, excellent outreach opportunity!)

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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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TORONTO CLIMATE FILM FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 19

SEPTEMBER 19  Toronto Climate Film Festival The Human Element

with Volunteers from ClimateFast and Greenpeace Canada

Eglinton-St. Georges Church, 35 Lytton Blvd, 7 - 9 pm

http://www.tcff.ca/event/st-georges-united-church-the-human-element/

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 ExtinctionThe 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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100 DEBATES NEED ORGANIZERS FOR THE OCTOBER 3RD RIDING DEBATES on the ENVIRONMENT.

ARE YOU IN SCARBOROUGH or ETOBICOKE?

JOIN OUR PLANNING GROUPS!

ClimateFast organizers Rosemary Boissonneau and Brian MacLean are seeking committee members to organize the debates on the environment in local ridings. Can you help? Scarborough: rosemary@climatefast.ca; Etobicoke: brianpmaclean@gmail.com.

100 Debates was originally scheduled for October 7, date has been changed to Thursday October 3. More info on the GreenPAC initiative and to find the debate in your riding: www.100debates.ca
 

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GREEN NEIGHBOURS NETWORK

ClimateFast is a partner with Green Neighbours Network in developing green groups in Scarborough, Etobicoke and North York. Check out GNNs latest newsletter here: https://bit.ly/2YQc7SM www.greenneighboursnetwork.ca.

Green Neighbours Network is organizing climate picnics in September – if you can help organize a climate picnic in your community please email: greenneighboursnetwork@gmail.com
 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   Can you help?  Would love to hear from you!  Data entry help needed! We are also in need of help with volunteer co-ordination for the Week for the Future – if you have time in September can you help? – 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!