Make 2015 a Movement Tipping Point, not a Climate Tipping Point

Welcome 2015. It’s that time of year where everyone contemplates our insecurities and worries about how we can be better versions of ourselves.

Toronto350.org encourages you to make joining the climate movement your New Years Resolution.

We could be facetious and sell it as a way to accomplish many new years resolutions at once! Our monthly potlucks will mean you’ll be eating healthy food. Our friendly, supportive community means you’ll feel good about yourself--which is unlike most New Years Resolutions. And our banner-making, marches, and maybe even direct actions will make you fit!

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Why 2015 is the Vatican's Pope Pius XII Moment

Dear Catholic Church:

I don't have any New Years Resolutions this year beyond being friends with the same wonderful people in my life now. But I have a New Years hope.
I hope that this time next year, the Vatican will have committed to divest from fossil fuels.

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Energy East Protesters Face to Face with Kathleen Wynne At Premier's Home

Toronto, ON—On Sunday, December 14th, an autonomous coalition of students, families, and environmental organizations brought a special delivery to the residence of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. They delivered letters, written large cardboard cut-outs in the shape of sandals, which expressed their outrage that Premier Wynne has "flip-flopped" on her previous position that carbon emissions and climate change must be considered when approving the Energy East tar sands pipeline.

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170 Students March for Fossil Fuel Divestment at University of Toronto

November 13, 2014 (Toronto, ON)—Yesterday 170 students and members of the larger Toronto community marched at the University of Toronto, calling on the university to divest its holdings in the fossil fuel industry. The march was part of Divestment Action Week at the U of T, a series of events focusing on fossil fuel divestment.

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Pipeline Problems Dog Trudeau at Book Signing

A team of activists from Toronto350.org interrupted a public interview and book signing by Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau at the Toronto Reference Library.  Demonstrators sought to communicate their concerns to the Liberal leader over his party's support for the Energy East pipeline project.

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Climate Activists Hold Rally Outside TransCanada Conference in Toronto

Toronto, ON—TransCanada filed their application for the Energy East pipeline with the National Energy Board on Thursday October 30th. Activists from Toronto350.org, a local climate action organization and network affiliate of the international 350.org, were locked out of the proceedings along with other representatives of environmental NGOs. Activists peacefully rallied outside TransCanada’s press conference.

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Is Hitting the Mainstream

Canadian Universities Facing Increasing Pressure to Divest from Fossil Fuels

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Toronto350.org interrupts so-called sustainable tar sands panel

Toronto, ON—On October 9th, activists from Toronto350.org, a local climate action group, raised concerns of greenwashing at an event run by FoCOS (Future of Canada’s Oil Sands) at the MaRS Discovery Centre. 

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350.org issues Truth or Dare to Stephen Harper; Naomi Klein and other Canadians take part

(Toronto)--Prime Minister Stephen Harper has decided not to attend the UN Climate Summit, against the wishes of thousands of Canadians.

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Margaret Atwood and other Canadian authors and public figures call for climate action as world leaders head to UN Climate Summit

(Toronto)—Two days after the largest climate action in history—the People’s Climate March, in which 400,000 marched in New York City; a day after #FloodWallStreet began in New York, in which thousands of protesters wearing blue drew the connection between climate change and capitalism; and on the day that world leaders head to the UN Climate Summit, Margaret Atwood and other prominent Canadian authors and public figures have released statements about the importance of the People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Summit.

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