ClimateFast January Actions

Thanks to everyone who came out to the training day on Saturday Jan 5th - over 60 attended! And many stayed to enjoy a potluck dinner and the film Anote’s Ark. Wonderful to have so many new people involved!

 

Immediate actions on Tuesday January 8th to support Unist’ot’en Camp

Fridays for Future! Youth ClimateStrike - Friday January 11th,Queen’s Park 12:30 - 2

Municipal Lobbying Training in Scarborough - Friday January 11th - 7 pm

Ontario People’s Climate Plan - meeting Sunday Jan 13th 6 - 8 pm

Community Futures - Scarborough and Etobicoke initiative seeks committee members

 

CALL FOR SUPPORT OF WET’SUWET’EN PEOPLE AT UNIST’OT’EN CAMP

Front line land defenders need support! Coastal Gas Pipeline was granted an injunction against indigenous-led presence on the land despite opposition of hereditary chiefs. The camps are under immediate threat. Much more information and numbers to contact here: https://mailchi.mp/685be9082efe/red-alert-at-unistoten-camp-rcmp-build-up-in-area?e=2534c82751&fbclid=IwAR2MtpDE5G1HQB3xTs2Fw2ovmbX-plcbVentQrP1EuIVifbjiYnBZIeQZHk

SOLIDARITY ACTION TUESDAY JANUARY 8TH - NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE - 12 NOON - 3 PM.https://www.facebook.com/events/2319491004999067/

Phone and email your concerns on Tuesday. There’s also a Twitterstorm tomorrow (Jan 8) as a worldwide solidarity event: 9 a.m. PST, 12 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. mainland Europe (where we are). Prepared tweets & instructions in the event page! https://www.facebook.com/events/2286663844882843/?ti=as

We cannot ignore indigenous rights to say ‘no’ and still claim we want reconciliation. We cannot continue to build pipelines and still hope to avoid climate disaster - there should be no new fossil fuel infrastructure!

 

THIS FRIDAY! JANUARY 11TH 12:30 - 2 PM, QUEEN’S PARK - CLIMATE STRIKE! FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2274221372799742/

Our second FridaysforFuture climatestrike for and with children and youth. Come with your signs and your voices and let's keep up the pressure! In solidarity with Greta Thunberg in Sweden and climate activists and youth worldwide, we are calling on our elected representatives to take urgent and just action on climate change before it is too late. We don't have time!


Municipal Lobbying Campaign - SCARBOROUGH TRAINING FRIDAY JANUARY 11TH 7:00

Location: ANC space in Scarborough Village Community Rec Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. (northeast corner of Markham and Kingston).  Take subway to Kennedy, any 116, 86 or Eglinton express bus east on Eglinton  to Markham Rd. and walk 5 minutes south on Markham to Kingston. (Change in date - the space was not available on the 9th or 10th).

Mark your calendar for lobbying training in Scarborough one essential step to get our new city council on board for climate action. Details and RSVP lyn@climatefast.ca. Are you able to help with organizing municipal lobbing training in North York or Etobicoke? If so please email volunteer@climatefast.ca.

ONTARIO PEOPLES CLIMATE PLAN!

We continue to develop this plan which we plan to present publicly on Friday January 26th. You can help to develop our plan by attending a meeting on Sunday January 13th, 6 - 8 pm, 60 Lowther Ave. Let us know if you plan to attend and we’ll send you notes on the draft plan. lyn@climatefast.ca
 

You can read the Ontario plan and submit your own comments on the plan at this website link: https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4208

You will need to set up an account. That just takes a few minutes, then you can send your comments in before Monday January 28th. We will be posting material on the main points that we believe are essential and a letter that can be signed and shared following our meeting on Sunday Jan 13th.

CAPE (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment) have prepared really useful background information and action links here: https://mailchi.mp/1fa3d77c72fa/spring-cape-e-news-update-climate-change-coal-active-travel-and-more-3146545?e=c9d522d9e1

COMMUNITY FUTURES IN SCARBOROUGH AND ETOBICOKE

Photo Jan 04, 5 53 43 PMClimateFast together with Green Neighbours Network and Toronto Green Community is launching Community Futures - Sustainable Neighbourhoods initiatives in Scarborough and Etobicoke and we are seeking community members for project committees for each location. These committees will work with a community animator to offer visioning sessions and workshops over the next six months. . If this interests you please contact lyn@climatefast.ca

Help build the climate movement! Volunteer for ClimateFast! We need volunteer for data entry, petitioning, writing letters to the editor, meeting with politicians, promotion, media, outreach and events. volunteer@climatefast.ca

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GREEN 13 HOSTS WHY SHOULD WE CARE? JANUARY 15TH - 6:30pm Runnymede Library

http://green13toronto.org/event/why-should-we-care

POWERSHIFT: YOUNG AND RISING! It's a convergence of hundreds of young people happening in Ottawa from Feb 14-18. This is an amazing conference where young people come together, to learn, do, interactive and meet some amazing people from across the country. Register now!

Website: powershift-youngandrising.ca, and on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
 

SUBSCRIBE TO THE ENERGY MIX!

The Energy Mix - 3 times weekly reporting on Canadian and international climate and energy news. Free to subscribe. Some recent links: school strikes from Canada to Australia; inspiring actions by Extinction Rebellion here and here. The Energy Mix yearbook covers many topics including this snapshot of the fossil fuel industry.

 

LINKS TO GRETA THUNBERG - INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLE

TED TALK - 11 minutes: Article:

In depth interview on Democracy Now with Greta and her father.

 

If the world is to be healed through human efforts, it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.” ― Joanna Macy