VOLUNTEERS MEETING! FALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR CLIMATE ACTION!


JOIN IN PLANNING THE ‘WEEK FOR THE FUTURE’ SEPTEMBER 20 - 27

Hey everyone – this is a CRUCIAL time to increase ambition for climate action – and get emissions going in the right direction – DOWN!

So far emissions are going UP and this has GOT to change.

What’s happening this fall, that we need you for?

COME OUT ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14TH 6:30 PM AND FIND OUT!

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

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.

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We also need volunteers for OPEN STREETS TABLING ON SUNDAY AUGUST 18TH, 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!

JOIN A KTCC THIS SUNDAY! FRIENDS HOUSE - 60 LOWTHER AVE

SUNDAY AUGUST 11 - 1:00 – 4 pm

We’ll gather at 1 pm. Please let us know you are coming: lyn@climatefast.ca; Free. We will go through the model conversation using the resources from our website – come and learn more and leave inspired! Potluck snacks welcome.

Or join us for a WEBINAR – MONDAY AUGUST 20, 8 pm EDT, hosted by Climate Reality Canada on How to hold a Kitchen Table Climate Conversation (or one at a picnic, workplace, or living room!) Save your space: lyn@climatefast.ca

This webinar is for people new to the project and for those who 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.

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LEADERSHIP RETREAT FOR PEACE AND CLIMATE ACTIVISTS! 
Intergenerational camp has one day option for Saturday August 17th, or full weekend Aug 16 – 18. Sliding scale. Small group. Spa setting with gourmet vegan meals and hot tub! https://vowpeace.org/event/ontario-peace-camp/

Please email lyn@climatefast.ca if you want to attend for one day or full weekend. We are arranging car pooling. Or call 416-731-6605 by next Wednesday (Aug 14)

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TORONTO CLIMATE FILM FESTIVAL – AUGUST!

AUGUST 15   Toronto Climate Film Festival The Human Element

by Volunteers from ClimateFast and Greenpeace Canada

Time: 6:15-8:30 pm

Location: Community rooms 3 and 4, Jane Street Hub, 1541 Jane St., Toronto, ON M9N 2R3

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/toronto-climate-film-festival-the-human-element-screening-tickets-66958112517

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

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k34FhplukXQ

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AUGUST 22 - Screening of Canadian Rob Stewart’s documentary "Revolution"

by Volunteers from ClimateFast and Greenpeace Canada

The screening will be in  Room L1017 at Humber College Lakeshore Campus.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/toronto-climate-film-festival-revolution-screening-tickets-67329288715

After four years and fifteen countries, acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart brings us on an adventure 3.5 billion years in the making. Revolution is an ambitious and optimistic adventure in the evolution of life on earth to the revolution that all ages from across continents are engaged in to save our planet. 

Following the screening Lyn Adamson, a friend of Rob Stewart and co-chair of ClimateFast, will speak on climate activism at a crucial time. She will introduce the Kitchen Table Climate Conversation campaign, designed to bring our communities together to address our climate challenges with the knowledge and tools we need to make a difference.

Tickets are PWYC and donations will be gratefully accepted! Any donations which exceed our costs will be donated to ClimateFast and Greenpeace. Info: www.tcff.ca

 Film trailer: http://therevolutionmovie.com/index.php/the-movie/

Humber College Lakeshore Campus, Room L1017, Etobicoke 

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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 debate links: 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!  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!