Talking Climate, Changing Everything


Dear friends of climate action! Let’s get talking about climate!

Our Kitchen Table Climate Conversations campaign has been launched! Please get involved! We want to reach thousands of Ontario residents to consider the climate crisis and how to respond -so that this becomes THE talk of the election. If there’s any question about just how urgent things are, check this recent articleIt’s getting hot in here and the costs of delayed action is enormous! We can make a difference - and action is urgent.

You can download all our materials at this link: www.climatefast.ca/kitchen-table-conversations and you can sign up there to be part of this campaign. We’d love to here from you!

We’ll be offering additional training and support, including a webinar, for anyone interested in getting involved so please get in touch: lyn@climatefast.ca if you would like to be a host or facilitator for one of these climate conversations.

Our aim is to have 1000 climate conversations across the province before the election in the fall. Please plan a conversation in your community and sign up to let us know!

Next planning meeting Monday July 15, 6”30 pm, 60 Lowther Ave.

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TORONTO CLIMATE FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS! All films pwyc

This Changes Everything - July 12, Fairmont Royal York, 7 pm

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic re-imagining of the vast challenge of climate change.

With speaker Alex Speers-Roesch, Greenpeace Canada Register on eventbrite
 

How to Boil a Frog - July 30 - Fairmont Royal York, 7 pm 100 Front St W

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.

With speaker Andrea Peloso, eco-activist, science educator and blogger

Register on eventbrite

Save the date: Revolution (Rob Stewart film) August 22, Humber College, Lakeshore campus, 7 pm

For more info on film screenings check www.tcff.ca/movies

These screenings brought to you by volunteers with ClimateFast and Greenpeace

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Wed July 17 - 6pm CBC - Call for a climate debate!

On July 17th, during the six o’clock news, join thousands of people outside the CBC to call for a federal leaders’ debate on climate change and a Green New Deal. 

Join the action outside your CBC studio. IN TORONTO - 250 FRONT ST. W. Also in Richmond Hill - and in your town too? Richmond Hill action at the SW corner of Yonge and Major Mackenzie right beside the Richmond Hill Public Library on Wed July 17 at 6pm.

Register for your local event here: https://its.our-time.ca/events/toronto-calls-on-cbc-to-change-the-debate and pass the info on!

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PROJECT DRAWDOWN Introduction in ETOBICOKE - July 27

Saturday July 27, 1 - 3 pm

Martin Grove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd. Everyone welcome.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drawdown-intro-tickets-63129309464?utm_term=eventurl_text

Learn more about Drawdown’s climate solutions:

www.unifytoronto.ca or drawdown.org

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From our friends at Climate Pledge Collective - TTC ad campaign

Our campaign to put climate crisis ads on the TTC has taken off!  We have initial concept pieces from our graphic designer. And we've raised over $7000!  We are so grateful and amazed that we're walking around grinning from ear to ear.  But we have to finalize our contract with Pattison Media by the end of the week -- and we still need to raise another $2000.  Please contribute and forward this emailto friends or family members. Climatepledgecollective.org/gofundme

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SAVE THE DATE: CANADIAN CLIMATE STRIKE SEPTEMBER 27

In cooperation with FridaysforFuture/ClimateStrike Canada we are asked to be involved in climate activism Sept 20 - 27There will be a worldwide mobilization that weekAt the UN countries will be discussing increased climate action ambition and it’s vital that we the citizens pressure them to do so. You may not know that while renewable energy is growing, so too is fossil fuel use - and resulting emissions are still growing, not shrinking. That’s why our climate activism right now is absolutely essential! To get involved in developing plans for September, please email Anne Keary at: fridaysforfuture@climatefast.ca

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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 getting attention across the country to environmental issues during the 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 the GTA: Don Valley East, Don Valley North, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Etobicoke North, Scarborough-Agincourt, Scarborough Centre, Scarborough-Guildwood, 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, and help with the Kitchen Table Climate Conversations program. We also love to hear from people who can table for events or do data entry. 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!


From the Kitchen Table Climate Conversations Training on June 22nd.