New! Rising For Climate! Climate Emergency & Debates!


We apologize for an error in Sunday’s e-newsletter. Debates are (mostly) on Thursday October 3rd! We took this opportunity to update our e-newsletter with more photos and links, including information on Climate Emergency Declaration at City Hall, upcoming consultations with TransformTO, and info on Extinction Rebellion Global Day of Action. Please read on!
 

RISING UP FOR CLIMATE ACTION!

Wow! What an amazing turnout yesterday! Toronto stepped out – 30,000 strong! Canada turned out 800,000 strong – and the world turned out – 7 million strong – to call for urgent climate action NOW.

If you didn’t make it out – or even if you did – watch this 30 sec clip to feel the energy! https://www.dropbox.com/s/zittg1j6zpnve07/Overview%20Global%20Climate%20Strike%20TO.MOV?dl=0 It was incredible!

We did this – together. Now we need to build on that message to keep the pressure on politicians – and to continue to build our movement. JOIN US THIS WEEK!

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THIS THURSDAY OCTOBER 3RD THERE WILL BE ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATES IN MORE THAN 100 RIDINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. We need a HUGE turnout – to demonstrate to local politicians running for office that ENVIRONMENT is an absolutely key concern for our vote.

We need to show up, speak up, and step up for the changes needed for a regenerative future.

www.100debates.ca will tell you where the debate is in your riding. Most are on Oct 3rd.

ClimateFast volunteers are working on the debates in Toronto St. Paul’s, Scarborough-Guildwood, and Etobicoke Centre on Oct 3rd and Parkdale-High Park which is on Oct 2nd.

https://www.100debates.ca/scarborough_guildwood - the only debate in Scarborough!

https://www.100debates.ca/toronto-st_paulsHoly Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5P 3K2 RSVP

https://www.100debates.ca/etobicoke_lakeshore - the only debate in Etobicoke!

https://www.100debates.ca/parkdale-highpark

Let’s pack the debates!

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EXCITING NEWS AT THE CITY LEVEL – OCTOBER 2ND CITY COUNCIL MEETING – CLIMATE EMERGENCY DECLARATION!

Will feature a climate emergency resolution up for debate. You can support the emergency declaration by sending the Mayor and your councillor this note.

And if you can show up, be there in person. 9:30 – 12:30. Spread the word on facebook!

Read our Call to Action signed by more than 50 groups, including ClimateFast.

October 2nd is Gandhi’s birthday – and is celebrated as the International Day of Nonviolence. A very fitting day for climate action!

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OCTOBER 7 – EXTINCTION REBELLION GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION

Toronto’s Day of action outlined here: https://extinctionrebelliontoronto.org/

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TRANSFORMTO CONSULTATIONS! Oct 8, 17, 24, 30.

The City of Toronto is inviting residents to share their ideas on actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto. Input from residents will help to inform the 2021 to 2023 implementation plan for the City's TransformTO climate action strategy. The plan will be presented to Council in the spring of 2020. 

The public can also provide input by completing a survey or by hosting their own community conversation. The online survey and resources to support community-hosted conversations will be available on October 7th.

Four public meetings will take place on the following dates and locations in October:


Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Location: Etobicoke Civic Centre, Meeting Rooms 1, 2, 3
Registration

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Location: Warden Hilltop Community Centre, Multipurpose Room
Registration

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Location: North York Memorial Community Hall, Burgundy Room A
Registration

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Location: Metro Hall, Room 308/309
Registration

Get more information at www.toronto.ca/transformto
 

TransformTO Survey and Community Consultation Guides - NEW DATE

Please note: The online survey and Community Conversation Guide will be available on Monday October 7th, not October 1st as previously communicated. City Council will consider declaring a climate emergency for Toronto at its October 2nd meeting and we may need to update these materials. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you had planned to host a community consultation before October 7th using the Conversation Guide, please be in touch at 
transfrom@toronto.ca so that we can assist you to make alternative arrangements.

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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!