Chain of Actions

Action 1 - Banner Drop - November 28th, 2019 - Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge

Here is the team, promoting the November 29th Climate Strike and Divest RBC event by making positive connections with rush-hour drivers!

Preparing to drop the banner TO350 November 28, 2019All Photos unless otherwise credited: Ioanna Engel

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November 29th Climate Strike and Fossil Banks No Thanks RBC Action

For the Global Climate Strike on November 29 (11:30 at Queen's Park), Toronto350 joins Fridays For Future Toronto/GTA to demand climate justice. As a key part of the rally and march, we will confront RBC, Canada's largest financer of the fossil fuel industry. The action is part of an international campaign, Fossil Banks No Thanks, targeting global banks as major drivers of the climate crisis. The following is a statement from Fossil Banks No Thanks.

Fossil Banks No Thanks RBC Action

 

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Global Strike for Climate Justice - November 29th!

On September 27th, Friday’s For Future Toronto (F4FTO) spearheaded the Global Climate strike which drew crowds of 50,000+ to Queen’s Park. Now, the F4FTO youth organizers for Climate Strikes Canada are planning their next global climate strike!

The strike will take place on Black Friday, November 29th, the Friday before the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain. The rally will be at Queen’s Park at 11:30 with the March at 12 noon. Find the facebook event listing at Global Strike for Climate Justice.

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The Extractive Industries That Laid the Golden Eggs

A Climate Justice Analogy by Tony Rapoport

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A Rising Movement - Global Climate Strike September 27th

I can come up with a lot of words to describe Friday the 27th, the day of the Global Climate Strike, but like the grounds of Queens Park, they just aren’t big enough. They cannot contain all of the power, excitement and promise of the day.

The official numbers from police are 15,000 for the rally and 20,000 for the march, but calculations from a Fridays for Future tweet, put the number closer to 80,000 and Greenpeace Canada estimates 50,000-100,000. The message of the day was broadcast loud and clear - we are in a climate emergency, our house is on fire and we need swift action from those in power, to douse the fast rising flames.

Global Climate Strike Stage - September 27, 2019

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Week for Future Begins!

The Week for Future, chock-full of climate actions, begins on September 20th with a youth-strike teach-in at Hart House Circle. It is followed by a concert at the Tranzac. Check https://climatechallenge.ca for an event calendar. See a list of select event highlights below this graphic....

Week of Action - September 20-27

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The Global Strike for Climate is fast approaching!

written by Isabella, Climate Striker and member of Fridays for Future Toronto.

For the first time in history, people around the world are faced, with varying levels, the same threat regardless of gender, race, age, socio-economic status, religion or culture. From September 20-27, the climate crisis will be put front-stage internationally as millions of climate justice supporters rally, strike and support.

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Save-the-date! September week of Climate Action

Join in on a week of climate actions, September 20 - 27th. This Global Week of Climate Justice Action is being led by youth Climate Strikers and here in Toronto, it begins with a youth rally and teach-in on September 20th and ends with a global strike that, to quote the Fridays for Future event page, involves all of us - "unions, workers, parents, grandparents, every single one" of us. 

September 20th Youth Climate Strike Event

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Low Carbon Luxury Part 1

This is the first part in a series of posts on “Low-Carbon Luxury” by Matt Lie-Paehlke, Climate Pledge Collective Co-Founder and Member of Toronto350.

7 tenants of low-carbon luxury - climatepledgecollective.org

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A Parent's Perspective on Fridays for Future

FridaysforFutureBannerAs I hurried across the road towards Queen's Park at 12:30 on May 24, my heart sank. Instead of the familiar sight of a crowd waving signs and the familiar sound of a voice coming through a loudspeaker, I was met with silence and emptiness. Had everyone run out of steam after that huge National Strike on May 3 (over 2,500 people)? Did they all stop caring?

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