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Dear friends of climate action!

What a wonderful and busy time it is for climate action in this city and province! Scroll down for events starting tomorrow - with street action at Bay and King, and for TCFF film screenings taking place at locations around the city this Thursday and July 4th.

Our Kitchen Table Climate Conversations training was a great success with 70 participants from many different communities around Ontario! You can find our materials at this link: www.climatefast.ca/kitchen-table-conversations. We’ll be offering additional training and support 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. A big thank you to all of the trainers who joined us: Franz Hartmann, Erika Reyes, Rachel Wang, Antonia Sappong, and Samantha Green and to all of our organizers, facilitators and volunteers.

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4 Corners Action on Bay Street - TOMORROW! TUESDAY JUNE 25TH!

Hosted by Extinction Rebellion Toronto

Tues. June 25, 8 .m. - 6 p.m.

Bay and King

Let's remind Bay Street that simple pleasures like songs and soap bubbles easily outshine a billion dollars in fossil fuel dividends.  XR (Extinction Rebellion) Toronto is inviting any and all musicians, mimes, clowns, jugglers, dancers and artists of all kinds to come down to King and Bay and perform. Why are we doing this?  Because governments, media companies and industry haven't delivered on our demands yet which include:

1. The the Media and Government tell the truth about our climate crisis.

2. That the government and businesses develop a plan that brings us to net-zero emissions by 2025.

3. A people's assembly to oversee the transition.

https://www.facebook.com/events/355901611944051/

 8:00 AM HULA HOOP And HOOP DANCING
10:00 AM Raging Grannies
11:00 AM Story Telling
12:00 Choir
12:30 Clowning
1:00 Protest Songs with Visual Display
2:00 Commander & Thief Jazz/Funk Band
3:00 Hand-stand Die-In Performance
4:00 Wordscaping with Text
5:00 Choir
5:30 Clowning

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Transport Futures – Subway Planning Forum

Wed. June 26, 6:30 pm

Innis Town Hall, U of T, 2 Sussex Avenue

The Ontario government unveiled their $28.5-billion subway plan for the Toronto area in April. We will debate the new plan’s pros and cons in terms of seamless and integrated transportation, smart land use, economic costs and benefits, cutting-edge technology, innovative financing, social equity, improved governance and environmental protection. Greenspiration subscribers receive a special 15% discount -- use discount code (DC) GRSP7.

www.transportfutures.ca/subway

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Leadnow's Volunteer Orientation for Climate Action

Wed. June 26, 7 p.m.

Bloor United Church, 300 Bloor St W

Against a backdrop of record floods and wildfires, and daily headlines about the climate emergency, an historic movement is rising up. We’ve got a plan to channel this momentum to convince political parties to make bold climate action the centrepiece of their election campaigns, but we need your help.

https://act.leadnow.ca/toronto-rsvp-june26/  

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PROJECT DRAWDOWN Toronto Summit on Climate Action & Gender Equality

Thur. June 27, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Quaker House, 60 Lowther Ave

Did you know that the number one solution to global warming is the combination of educating girls and family planning? Join Drawdown Toronto, a project of Unify Toronto, to expand your thinking to act on climate change solutions.

For more info on Drawdown Toronto: www.unifytoronto.ca

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drawdown-toronto-summit-on-climate-action-gender-equality-tickets-61311275676?mc_eid=48c86714b8&mc_cid=fd349c7198

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TORONTO CLIMATE FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS! All films pwyc

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Thursday June 27, 6:30 pm

Lower Social Room, Noor Cultural Centre, Don Mills

Film on Wangari Maathai, Green Belt movement

https://noorculturalcentre.ca/toronto-climate-film-festival-taking-root-the-vision-of-wangari-maathai/

http://www.tcff.ca/events/

 

Scarborough Action for Neighbourhood Change: Taking Root:The Vision of Wangari Maathai

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Scarborough Village Rec Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pwyc-toronto-climate-film-festival-taking-root-screening-tickets-63181222738

 

For additional film screenings in July and August check www.tcff.ca/movies

This Changes Everything - July 12th, Fairmont Royal York

How to Boil a Frog - July 30th - Fairmont Royal York

The Human Element - August 13th, Brickworks

Revolution (Rob Stewart film) - August 22nd, Humber College

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FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE/CLIMATESTRIKE - Friday 28th, 12:30, Queen’s Park

Meditate for climate - Last Climate Strike of the school year

Friday, June 28, 12:30 - 3 pm

Queen's Park, Toronto

Our last large climate of this academic year will have usual CHANTS, but will be followed by a massive meditation session. Bring your blankets and mats for the mediation.

https://www.facebook.com/events/365718540966531/

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Get involved!

FEDERAL ELECTION ALL-PARTY DEBATES - 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 7th.  GreenPAC would like to hear from you if you would like to help!   For more information or to offer 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. lyn@climatefast.ca.

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


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