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Weekly list of Toronto environmental and social justice events and issues.

Updated every Monday.

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Toronto friends,

Happy summer! This will be my last Greenspiration events list for the summer – mark you calendars for these great summer events. See you in September…

-angela

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What did we hear at The Pact for a Green New Deal Town Halls?

The Pact for a Green New Deal is a coalition calling for a far-reaching plan to cut emissions in half in 11 years, in line with Indigenous knowledge and climate science; create more than one million good jobs; and build inclusive communities in the process. Its bold, justice-based vision is galvanizing thousands of people by recognizing, and working to respond to, the multiple crises we face. In less than a month, volunteers organized an astounding 150+ town halls, taking place in every single province and territory, to build alignment towards a set of shared principles for a Green New Deal. Here’s a summary of those events, in word and video. And yes, we’re calling for a 100% renewable energy economy.

https://act.greennewdealcanada.ca/what-we-heard/

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The 7 reasons why nuclear energy is not the answer to solve climate change

https://www.leonardodicaprio.org/the-7-reasons-why-nuclear-energy-is-not-the-answer-to-solve-climate-change/

If you’ve got a few hours to spare and like to walk, please help me leaflet blitz Doug Ford’s riding (mailboxes) with leaflets calling for a 100% renewable future without nukes. angela@cleanairalliance.org

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Leadnow Volunteer Orientation for Climate Action

Tues. July 2, 8 p.m.

Online

Against a backdrop of record floods and wildfires, and daily headlines about the climate emergency, an historic movement is rising up. We’ve got a plan to channel this momentum to convince political parties to make bold climate action the centrepiece of their election campaigns, but we can’t do it without you.

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/leadnow-volunteer/register?fbclid=IwAR2pr2R5_otncFaxbLDxfcxcXJkYLClpY1rFp4t5_4AGlwQJew3HL8yyze4

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BlockSidewalk workshop: evaluating Sidewalk’s Master Plan

Wed. July 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

765 Queen St E

After several delays, Sidewalk/Google has submitted its 1500-page “Master Innovation and Development Plan” (MIDP) to build a section of Toronto’s waterfront “from the internet up.”  Hear an initial take on the Master Plan (MIDP) from subject matter experts, have a chance to discuss your concerns and find out how to get involved, both in formal consultations and community campaign. Community priorities must not get lost in the intensive marketing and lobbying that will likely accompany the Plan’s release. In this workshop, #BlockSidewalk organizers invite community members to help develop a set of critical questions to bring into upcoming public consultations on the Master Plan (MIDP) – not only around the ideas it contains, but also around the questions and issues it omits.

https://www.facebook.com/events/334094383935213/

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Socialism in the Park

Wed. July 3, 7 p.m. – Permanent Revolution – presentation by Julius Arscott

Wed. July 10, 7 p.m. – Socialism in Canada – an introduction to socialism with Sam Cheadle

Christie Pits (Bloor and Christie), under the Gazebo

www.socialistaction.ca

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Compassion Course – online

Through weekly email messages, monthly online conferences and community support, this one-year course shares concepts, stories and practices that empower us to naturally become more compassionate. The course teaches practical ways to help us, and those around us, to have more understanding and well-being in our lives. The messages explain and demonstrate new ways of thinking, speaking and acting that allow us to prevent conflict or get through it without hurting or hating.

https://nycnvc.wufoo.com/forms/ri6mv250endk2q

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Finding Our Humanity, The Orangutan Project – Book Launch

Thur. July 4, 6 p.m.

192 Spadina Ave.

To mark the international release of Leif Cocks’ third highly anticipated book, Finding Our Humanity, The Orangutan Project are holding a special book launch event in Toronto. The event includes an inspiring presentation by Leif Cocks, the opportunity to ask questions, meet the author, have your book signed, mix and mingle with like-minded people.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1992420500863290/

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Lady Action: Toronto’s Trailblazing Women

Thur. July 4, 6:30 p.m.

Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural

Heritage Toronto walking tour.

www.Heritagetoronto.org

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Kingian Nonviolent Conflict Reconciliation Workshop

Sat. and Sun. July 6 and 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This transformational two-day workshop explores Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s philosophy of nonviolent conflict reconciliation and the strategies of the Civil Rights Movement. Participants will see how the lessons of the past can be applied in the present.

https://www.facebook.com/events/589160551565552/

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Rally Against OSAP Cuts – Fight back against Doug Ford

Wed. July 10, 2 – 4 p.m.

Queens Park (College and University)

As students across Ontario apply for the funds they need to pursue their education, it is clear; the Doug Ford Government’s cuts to OSAP are worse than anyone predicted. We continue the fight to save education in Ontario. Whether you’re a student, a teacher, or a parent, now is the time to stand with your community. Join us at Queen’s Park to help #SaveOSAP!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1263269300511470/

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Clean and Caring Economy Tour with GPO Leader and MPP Mike Schreiner

Wed. July 10, 7 p.m.

Friends House, 60 Lowther (St. George subway)

Ontario’s first Green MPP, Mike Schreiner, is hitting the road this summer to talk with people about our shared economic future. The planet is in trouble and our economy is changing. But Ontarians are problem solvers, not problem deniers. Join Mike in Toronto for an interactive town hall about how we can build a bridge to the future, creating jobs in the $26 trillion clean economy – from transit to cleantech – while solving the climate emergency.

https://vote.greenparty.ca/rsvp/eve_f3aaabfca

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Toronto Climate Film Festival presents: This Changes Everything

Wed. July 10, 7 – 9:30 pm

Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St W

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8djbSN91RBQ

http://www.tcff.ca/event/royal-york-this-changes-everything/

http://www.climatefast.ca/

http://www.tcff.ca/

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Climate Justice Toronto Organizing Meeting

Thursday July 11, 6 -8:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. for new folks)

720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 202 (Workers’ Action Centre)

Climate Justice Toronto (CJTO) is organizing to unite young people from all movement backgrounds in the GTA to send a message to our governments and the broader public: the only people who will be making decisions about our future is us, the people affected, and especially the most marginalized among us. Through solidarity and alliance-building, direct action, creative storytelling, and electoral organizing, we will forge a just transition towards a decarbonized economy, and a Green New Deal for all.

https://www.facebook.com/events/467538780739099/

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Summer Convergence for a Green New Deal

Sat. July 13, noon – 6 p.m.

Christie Pits (Bloor and Christie)

Join 70 other young people in Toronto and the GTA to mobilize, organize, and make a Green New Deal a reality. Together, we can beat the climate crisis, and we can win.

https://www.facebook.com/events/933968950280223/

http://cjtosummer.eventbrite.com/

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Toronto Climate Film Festival presents: How to Boil a Frog

July 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St W

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSpx4TcEDdM

http://www.tcff.ca/event/fairmont-royal-york-how-to-boil-a-frog/

http://www.climatefast.ca/

http://www.tcff.ca/

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Hiroshima Day – Treaties Not Bombs

Tues. Aug 6, 6:30 p.m.

Toronto City Hall Peace Garden

http://hiroshimadaycoalition.ca/

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No Veganwashing Israeli Crimes – Animal Liberation & Palestine Solidarity

Thur. Aug. 8, 7 – 9 p.m.

Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave

Join us for a panel discussion on the recent history of veganwashing, the need for a comprehensive response from the animal liberation movement and the politics of BDS organizing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/360871057872754/

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Animal Liberation Toronto Conference

Aug. 16 – 19

Join hundreds of activists in Toronto this summer to learn, be inspired, and take bold action for animals. The first annual Animal Liberation Toronto Conference will feature four days full of workshops on social change and strategies for success, training to prepare for taking action, networking and social events, and BOLD, MASS ACTIONS to demand change!

https://www.facebook.com/events/956046754587305/permalink/1000914806767166/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/animal-liberation-toronto-conference-registration-58750024906?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0enDL62ygSCJzulPO8V0Qnni-MeDLPI-CbjLY1mtafAGi3zQ3pJbraNZY

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For the best Canadian climate and energy news, subscribe to the Energy Mix newsletter

http://theenergymix.com/

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Centre for Social Innovation Events

https://socialinnovation.org/community/events/

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Our Fragile Planet – Toronto Public Library hosts free environmental programs

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/fragileplanet

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Hot Docs

Bloor Cinema (Bloor and Bathurst)

https://hotdocscinema.ca/

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NOW magazine hosts a very comprehensive online events listing

https://nowtoronto.com/search/event/community-events/

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Subscribes, unsubscribes and submissions: angela@cleanairalliance.org