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KITCHEN TABLE CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS
 INITIATIVE IS GROWING!

You are invited to a WEBINAR – MONDAY JULY 29TH, 1 – 2 pm, hosted by Climate Action Network Canada on How to hold a Kitchen Table climate conversation (or one at a picnic, workplace, or living room!) Register here: https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=4cf9c25137b6bcab2fc27328c&id=1ce904ed4f

This is for people new to the project and for those who may have taken the training on June 22nd and want a review of the model and a run through of the resources on the website. 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.

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.

KITCHEN TABLE CLIMATE CONVERSATION – 60 LOWTHER AVE – 1:00 – 4 pm SUNDAY AUGUST 4 or AUGUST 11

If you are in town for the long weekend and want to participate in a climate conversation, please join us! Second opportunity Sunday August 11. We’ll start with picnic potluck at 12:30 and move into the conversation at 1 pm. Please let us know you are coming: lyn@climatefast.ca; Free.

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MUNICIPAL CLIMATE ACTION – TRANSFORMTO!! – SESSION IN SCARBOROUGH AUGUST 8TH

The City is currently developing the TransformTO Implementation Plan to 2023. It will be considered by City Council in early 2020. The Implementation Plan will outline actions to be taken over the short-term to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and integrate climate resilience while maximizing benefits to the community. This plan will be an update to the 2017-2020 Short-Term Strategies .

The City will be hosting an initial public meeting on August 8 to provide City staff and panelists on the TransformTO Reference Panel on Climate Action an opportunity to hear input from other residents. All members of the public are invited to attend:

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:45 PM
Where: Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda
Register here.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Community Forum: A Green New Deal for Ontario
When: Wednesday July 24, 2019, from 6 – 8 pm
Where: Cecil Community Centre (58 Cecil St.)

Note: ClimateFast is a non-partisan organization. We push for the political will for strong climate action in all the parties; when politicians host a climate forum we are happy to publicize

Jessica Bell, MPP University-Rosedale, will be hosting the event, which will include opportunities to share ideas on the development of the Ontario NDP’s Green New Deal, as well as calls to action. She'll be joined by special guests, including MPP Ian Arthur, Critic for Environment and Sustainability; Maya Menezes, from The Leap; Amara Possian from 350.org; and Christina Hoicka, from York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. Info and registration at this link:  https://www.jessicabellmpp.ca/green

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Thursday July 25th, 9 am – TTCriders Alternative Ridership Growth Strategy LAUNCH

Dufferin Station, N-W corner of Dufferin & Bloor, just inside the station

Please join us at the media launch for this report! We'll be at Dufferin Station, the TTC's most overcrowded bus route in 2018. This report points out major problems on the TTC right now and how we can fix them to achieve an affordable world-class transit system. Contact: info@ttcriders.ca

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Saturday July 27, 1 – 3 pm ETOBICOKE: PROJECT DRAWDOWN INTRODUCTION

Join us Saturday July 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Martin Grove United Church to find out how you can get involved. Hosted by Charlene Day and David Burman of DrawdownTO.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the constant stream of stories about Climate Change imply there's little we can do about it, or that it’s not really happening? Are you feeling despair that the proposed solutions are too little and too late?

Come and find out what you can do to help reverse global warming!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drawdown-intro-tickets-63129309464?utm_term=eventurl_text

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Film screening July 30, 7 pm, HOW TO BOIL A FROG

Fairmont Royal York in the Alberta Room – 2nd floor

http://www.tcff.ca/event/fairmont-royal-york-how-to-boil-a-frog/

How to Boil a Frog is an eco-comedy that gives an overview of the Big Mess We're In - environment, energy, economic - and lays out a set of personal solutions that will make your life better and save civilization as a by-product.

FREE: Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pwyc-toronto-climate-film-festival-how-to-boil-a-frog-screening-tickets-62912149934

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EXTINCTION REBELLION TORONTO hosts weekly road disruptions Tuesday 5:15 – 7 pm

Check Extinction Rebellion Toronto facebook page for info on these and other events

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OPEN STREETS – Sunday August 18, 10 – 2 ClimateFast will have a table – let us know if you can help! Also on Sunday September 15. rosemary@climatefast.ca

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SAVE THE DATES!!! A WEEK FOR THE FUTURE – SEPTEMBER 20 – 27– international local and national actions in support of the youth ClimateStrike, Fridays for Future. Details to come, for now check out this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fridaysforfutureto/

Volunteers are needed to help! Please email fridaysforfuture@climatefast.caif you’d like to support.

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Get involved! FEDERAL ELECTION ALL-PARTY DEBATES - OCTOBER 7

GreenPAC, a non-partisan organization that seeks to promote and recognize environmental leadership in all the parties, has a brilliant idea for drawing attention to environmental issues during the federal election campaign. They plan to hold 100 debates running in 100 ridings simultaneously across the country on October 7.   Specific ridings where support is needed in Toronto: Don Valley East, Don Valley North, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Etobicoke North, Scarborough-Agincourt, Scarborough Centre, Scarborough North, Scarborough-Rouge Park and Scarborough Southwest.  GreenPAC would like to hear from you if you would like to help.100debates@greenpac.ca

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   Can you help?  Would love to hear from you!  We are especially in need of help with volunteer co-ordination, for data entry, and to help build the Kitchen Table Climate Conversations program.  Also let us know if you can table for events  lyn@climatefast.ca

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Thank you for all you are doing - and all we are doing together.   Let’s act on climate - fast!