Organizers Float Banners Saying “Don’t Bank on the Tar Sands” Ahead of Global Divestment Day
(Toronto, ON) At 9:30 this morning dozens of people descended on the opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange to highlight the climate and financial risk of fossil fuel investments. They floated banners reading “Don’t Bank on Tar Sands Divest Fossil Fuels Now” and occupied the TSX front office. The action comes on the eve of Global Divestment Day, an international day of action calling for fossil fuel divestment. There are over 350 actions planned across the globe.
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
Canadian Universities Facing Increasing Pressure to Divest from Fossil FuelsRead more
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.Read more
(Toronto)--Prime Minister Stephen Harper has decided not to attend the UN Climate Summit, against the wishes of thousands of Canadians.Read more
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.Read more
(Toronto) Early this morning, hundreds of Torontonians returned from New York City after gathering for the largest climate march in history: the People’s Climate March. Toronto350.org organized five buses carrying almost 300 Torontonians of all ages. The buses left Toronto on Friday night and arrived in New York on Saturday morning.Read more