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Climate Alert! Phase Out Gas Plants!

ACTION ALERT! PUT CLIMATE IN THE BUDGET! AND PHASE OUT GAS PLANTS NOW!

Dear climate concerned citizens,



This is a crucial time to be in touch with your Councillor and the Mayor. It’s about the budget – and it’s also about the need to phase out reliance on gas plants. 



The City of Toronto faces a huge challenge in meeting its Climate Emergency commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. Some of you have...

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Urgent Action on the Budget - for Climate!

January 30, 2021

Dear Toronto voters!

The Toronto 2021 budget is in front of the budget committee which will make its recommendations on Feb 4th. The proposed budget will then go to the executive committee on Feb 11th, and to full council on Feb 18th.

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3 Fabulous Climate Action Events!

THREE FABULOUS EVENTS – JAN 24, 25, 26

Also: budget deputations Jan 25 and 26. Written submissions can be sent in Monday or Tuesday, buc@toronto.ca

Resources on our Municipal page – http://www.climatefast.ca/carbonfreeTO

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BUDGET DEPUTATIONS JAN 25 AND 26

Municipal budget deputations in writing can be submitted to the Clerk of the Budget Committee buc@toronto.ca

READ MORE BACKGROUND ON THE BUDGET: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/budget-finances/city-budget/

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CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW - Raise your voice!

Dear climate friends!

It has been quite the year for climate activism, 2020, and we are going to need to make 2021 an even stronger year for action on climate justice. We are entering the 2nd year of the decade in which we must cut emissions in half. How can we do this?

Right now the City budget is being drawn up and our voices are needed to speak up for funding climate in the budget. There are enormous pressures on the budget due to COVID-19 which has cut revenues and increased expenses. To keep the city on track with the TransformTO climate action initiatives will require that we speak up.

Please join us in the following events and activities and let’s work together for the changes we need.

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JAN 18 – ADVOCACY TRAINING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

Think about our Future! Online Advocacy Training for Climate Justice in Toronto

Mon. Jan. 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m. EST

Join us to learn how to advocate for a budget at Toronto City Council that will support decisive climate action; skills training in deputations, letter writing, meeting with your elected  representative. Speakers include Councillor Mike Layton, TEA Climate Campaigner Michael Polanyi, plus climate activists: Cheryl McNamara, Lyn Adamson, Sharon Howarth, and Joyce Hall.

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Ontarians call on the Ford government to stop its attacks on Nature

Queen’s Park 9 am  December 8, 2020

Today the Ontario government will put budget bill 229-- including highly controversial cuts to the power of Conservation Authorities - up for a vote.  Ontarians are out at Queen’s Park to say NO, instead calling for protection of key wetlands against big development.  They also oppose a permanent exemption for logging operations from the Endangered Species Act.

“The Endangered Species act is there to protect vulnerable wildlife.” said Katie Krelove of the Wilderness Committee.  “These changes are merely the latest in a long line of attacks on environmental protections by the Conservative government, all in the name of “cutting red tape”.  They are pandering to big developers and industry at the expense of the health and safety of everyone else.”

A small...

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Act Now For Climate!

Dear friends!

This week we have some good news to share. And we have some sobering news to share. We also have some great resources to share!

But first we have 3 Climate actions to take right now!

CITY OF TORONTO – TORONTO OFFICE OF RECOVERY AND REBUILD - SURVEY

Open until July 15 . The TORR report will be the only one going to council this fall (TransformTO is delayed) and so emphasizing the need for climate action as part of Toronto’s recovery plan is really important ! If you’d like to also send a letter do so as soon as possible. Email your letter to: recoveryrebuild@toronto.ca . You can learn more about this consultation by viewing the...

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