The purpose of Toronto350.org is to advance the goals of 350.org in the city of Toronto. The group shall lobby institutions like U of T and all levels of government to mitigate their climate change impact, and encourage the Toronto financial industry to fund zero-carbon energy options and stop investing in fossil fuel infrastructure.
The group shall make use of education and awareness events, online campaigns including through social media, petitions, direct contact with decision-makers, and other tools to achieve these objectives.
The group shall also assist with future 350.org campaigns as they arise.
350.org is building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries.
The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million (ppm) to below 350 ppm.
We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all.