Weekly list of  environmental and social justice events and issues.

Updated every Monday.

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Mother’s Day Proclamation

1870 by Julia Ward Howe: “Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts… From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says “Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.”

https://peacealliance.org/history-of-mothers-day-as-a-day-of-peace-julia-ward-howe/

 

Global Nuclear Awareness Program – online course

Our certificate program will take you through the science of nuclear technology and its applications, along with the critical issues of the nuclear world. These engaging, science-based presentations will give you a broader view of the current nuclear reality and the opportunities and threats we face.

https://www.globalnuclearawareness.org/courses   

 

Mobilizing action on climate change like during wartime

40 min. podcast with Seth Klein, author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/infocus-about-mobilizing-action-on-climate-change-like/id1552252903

 

Tell the Trudeau government: End thermal coal

Despite claiming to be a global climate leader, the Trudeau government continues to mine and export thermal coal — one of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels. Send a message here.

https://act.leadnow.ca/thermal-coal/

 

Say no to a new nuclear reactor in the GTA

OPG’s plan to build an untested nuclear reactor in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) – Canada’s largest urban area – is indefensible. We have plenty of better ways to keep our lights on at a lower cost and a lower risk. Send your letter here.

https://www.cleanairalliance.org/gtareactor/

 

Phase-out Ontario’s gas-fired power plants

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is launching a public engagement process on how Ontario can reduce its greenhouse gas pollution by phasing out its gas-fired power plants. This is your chance to tell the IESO that we need to phase out gas by 2030 to help our climate and clear our air.

https://www.cleanairalliance.org/ieso/

 

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Climate Alliance 101

Monday, May 10, 8 p.m. EST

350 Canada is running a campaign to get the NDP and Greens to form an alliance based on the climate emergency for the next federal election. By working together, the number of winnable seats for the Green and NDP increases significantly.

https://act.350.org/event/CA101s/25139  (Yes it’s for Mississauga but anyone can join in).

More info about the campaign: https://climatealliance.ca/   

Rationale for Climate Alliance here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dMHDFHHzgAs0mcXUN9XpLLUdY2WO_u0t/view  

 

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Canada’s Toxic Legacy: Pan American Silver and Mining Billionaire Ross Beaty’s Real Legacy

Tuesday, May 11, 7 pm EST

Join us for a virtual forum to hear from frontline communities and organizations in Latin America who have lived or observed the arrogant disregard of peoples’ rights, lasting environmental disasters, and forced displacement to make way for mining projects backed by Ross Beaty, Vancouver-based Pan American Silver’s founder and outgoing chairman.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canada-s-toxic-legacy-el-legado-toxico-canadiense-tickets-152109813547

 

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Frontline Women Workers in India – Field Report

Tues. May 11, noon EST

We will learn firsthand what people on the ground are doing to support marginalized women in India struggling during the covid pandemic. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcOyhrzwvHNwI_Ti5626JWLtSUYtRio2c

Go Fund Me page: Supporting Frontline Women in India

https://www.gofundme.com/f/supporting-frontline-women-in-india

 

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Transit Townhalls for people receiving OW or ODSP

Tues. May 11, 2 – 4 p.m. EST by phone

Wed. May 12, 6 – 8 p.m. EST by zoom

We want to hear from you about your transit issues and what you want to see change. A presentation about the Fair Pass and how to apply will be followed by breakout discussion rooms on Zoom. Hosted by TTCRiders.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUn9-Oyl-JaFXUqNkZCZpMIgTXMmf1TqxKQfCrp2EA3FS-Dg/viewform

 

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Nuke Waste repositories around the world

Wed. May 12, 7:30 p.m. EST

Join Panelists from Sweden and the U.S. who share their insights and observations about the Swedish and U.S. national programs for deep geological repositories, including a status report on their countries’ efforts to site, design and bring into operation a DGR for nuclear fuel waste, and analysis of related technical and social issues. There is no deep geological repository for high level nuclear fuel waste operating anywhere in the world. Protect our Waterways-No Nuclear Waste represents the people in South Bruce who believe that the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s plan to bury 58,000 tonnes of high-level nuclear waste is untested, unsustainable, and unwanted in our community.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VKjzEW_lRL66a024Ialtgg

 

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Dilution is Not the Solution – Mining Pollution, Compliance and Recognizing Indigenous Laws to Protect Watersheds – The Case of BC

Wed. May 12, 3 p.m. EST

The B.C. Government permits mines to discharge mine wastewater directly into lakes and rivers with little to no treatment, counting on a dilution factor to lower pollution levels, despite Indigenous and local opposition, concerns about water quality, as well as impacts to fish and wildlife. In response to the mismanagement of mine wastewater, a growing number of First Nations are upholding their jurisdiction, rights and title with respect to water, and their laws that demand better protection for the watersheds that people share.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SKJEHFDyROipLW_mPTl-Gg  

 

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The Trudeau Formula: Seduction and betrayal in an age of discontent

Wed. May 12, 1 p.m. EST

As Canadians reckon with the gulf between the dazzling promise of Trudeau’s election and the grim reality of his government, journalist Martin Lukacs makes the case that ‘real change’ was never part of the agenda. With Martin Lukacs, an investigative journalist who has covered Canadian politics for more than a decade. He has been an environmental writer for The Guardian, and was a co-author of The Leap Manifesto.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0jeKquNYRHWN_2SjY8d84Q

 

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Radiation Impact on Women: Discussion with Panel

Thur. May 13, 7 p.m. EST

Watch the recording of our 90-minute panel on your own time, on the impact of radiation on women: https://youtu.be/o5SFcITQHJg?t=1 and then join us for a discussion and reflection on the 13th.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscuitrjMvHNGGoAROYhCSq6Lr02le6G79

 

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When We Stood and Fought – Quebec City 2001 – The People’s Summit

Thur. May 13, 7 p.m. EST

The Second People’s Summit of the Americas took place from 17-21 April, 2001 in Quebec City. Activists from all over Canada – and the world (60,000 or more) went to Quebec City and voiced their opposition to the “Summit of the Americas”. Toronto was well-represented and the Toronto Workers’ History Project (TWHP) is proud to present five such activists in discussion about their roles in that historic Summit.

https://www.facebook.com/events/307736094280227/

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254148008?pwd=Y2laZG4wZk8wcTUxZzJzT3BPRFhXdz09&fbclid=IwAR2Y_vbB8GR7w5Bp0PU8HhIKPFd-8HPE0nez9B4Dfdm0b6zUO1qsf7mebvo#success

 

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A False Sense of Security? Probing the Complex Nuclear Landscape of the 21st Century

Sat. May 15, 10 – 11 a.m. EST

This talk outlines concepts of nuclear risk focusing on the dual issues of controversy surrounding the exceptional nature of nuclear accidents, to the long-standing issues of nuclear waste, ending with a discussion of the future of nuclear in the context of energy demand and climate change risk.

https://www.globalnuclearawareness.org/event-details-registration/online-webinar

 

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Forest Therapy

Sat. May 15, 10 a.m.

Join Forest Therapy Guide from your local ravine, park, or green space or a live audio forest therapy experience.  This expert-guided forest therapy experience will help you slow down, build a deeper connection to your surroundings and spend quality time in nature.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcO-vqzMrHdTXIaXla_hJclwM_drzZwvP

 

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https://www.democracynow.org/

 

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