Weekly list of  environmental and social justice events and issues.

Updated every Monday.

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Tell Ottawa: no more funding for nuclear reactors!

https://cleanairalliance.org/smr/smraction.html

 

RBC – Stop funding climate destruction and the violation of Indigenous rights

Out of all the banks, RBC is Canada’s biggest funder of fossil fuels. In just five years, they financed $183 billion in climate-killing fossil fuel projects. Petition.

https://act.leadnow.ca/rbc-divest-FF/

 

Why Canada Should Leave NATO (8 min.)

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

 

NATO and the Patriarchy (85 min. video recording)

https://www.no-to-nato.org/2021/03/nato-and-the-patriarchy-video-with-ray-acheson/

 

End the Saudi Arms Deal

Use your voice to demand that the Canadian government immediately cancel its arms deal with Saudi Arabia, one of the warring parties in Yemen. Petition:

https://www.oxfam.ca/campaign/end-the-saudi-arms-deal/

 

Tell Premier Ford: Introduce paid sick leave to save lives now

https://act.leadnow.ca/sick-days-rr/

 

Ontario must move quickly to phase out gas-fired electricity generation

Ontario is planning to hugely increase the use of gas-fired power plants to replace aging nuclear. This is a disastrous strategy for our climate and will result in a 500% increase in electricity sector greenhouse gas pollution. And if that happens, it will be impossible for Ontario to meet its already inadequate climate targets. My op ed.

https://www.thespec.com/opinion/contributors/2021/04/05/ontario-must-move-quickly-to-phase-out-gas-fired-electricity-generation.htm

And sign my petition to phase out gas fired power in ON: http://www.OntarioClimateAction.ca  

 

A guide to mobilizing local government climate action

This guide by the David Suzuki Foundation will help you work with your local government so you can build a healthy, sustainable, resilient future together.

https://davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/your-voice-at-the-table-guide-to-mobilizing-local-government-climate-action/  

 

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Kitchen Table Climate Conversation Webcast Series

Mon. April 12, 7 – 9 p.m. EST

With Kitchen Table Climate Conversations (KTCC’s), we support you in reaching out and gathering people round your virtual table for an open but structured conversation about climate justice. This conversation will focus on Collective Courage – How to approach and build engaging conversations for different circles. Hear stories and tips about actions, working collaboratively and methods of engagement, including civic engagement..

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/part-4-collective-courage-registration-133877084965   

 

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Women Resisting Extractivism Film Club

Mon. April 12, 8 p.m. EST

Ground Zero – the film and discussion – will be on the Philippines and Indigenous women’s leadership, food sovereignty, and the impacts of dam projects.

https://www.kairoscanada.org/women-resisting-extractivism-film-club-ground-zero  

 

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Homeless Memorial

Tuesday, April 13, 12 – 12:30 pm EST

Join us at the next Homeless Memorial. The link to watch the memorial will be on Church of the Holy Trinity’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/holytrinityTO/.

 

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Suing the Government over Climate Inaction

Wed. April 14, 1 p.m EST

What can you do when the government won’t act on climate?  Or worse, cancels green projects? You could turn to the Constitution’s guarantee of “life, liberty and security of the person.” That’s how seven young Ontario activists are suing the Ford Government. Taking government to court is just one way of trying to get real action on the climate crisis. We’ll examine other similar cases.  And find out how effective the legal route is.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n3eP0HziQH6bXBn8MEaSxA  

 

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Spring Birding and the Upcoming Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas

Wed, Apr 14, noon – 1 p.m. EST

Learn about spring birding in Ontario, what Ontario’s Breeding Bird Atlases tell us about birds in our province, and how you can get involved. Whether you are an expert birder, a beginner, or thinking about taking up a new hobby, this webinar will inspire you to connect with nature and observe the many species you help protect through your Ontario Nature membership.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2504211813366047501   

 

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Climate Crisis Q & A

Wed. April 14, 7 – 8 pm EST

Do you have questions concerning the climate crisis? Pose them to climate scientist Professor Danny Harvey.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86366320385?pwd=WlJKVnJ1eGN4TDNqaUxxak1Yd1hGZz09

 

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Our Sustainable Future: Building the Next Economy

Wednesday, April 14, 4:30 – 6:00 PM ET

CSI Alumni Toby Heaps of Corporate Knights and CSI CEO Tonya Surman will be sharing learnings from their work in social innovation, and what it means to build the Next Economy.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/our-sustainable-future-get-inspired-get-informed-get-to-work-tickets-149319112485

 

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Emergency Food Forum

Wed. April 14, 21 and 28, 6:30 – 9 p.m. EST

For the past 2 years, people from around Ontario have gathered to discuss shared concerns and issues with our current industrial food system. We invite everyone who is ready to roll up their sleeves and work towards a future where food is a human right and growing food is an exercise in earth stewardship.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2021-emergency-food-forum-tickets-149784452329

 

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21st Gender Summit – Gender Equality, Diversity, Inclusion post-Corona: Quo vadis?

April 14-16

Annual global summit. Free

https://www.gender-summit.com/  

https://www.gender-summit.com/gs21-2021-europe/gs21-programme  

 

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Training Summit for Fair Fares

Thur. April 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST

Get involved in the movement for accessible public transit! Register now for this skill-building training summit hosted by ttcriders.ca

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/training-summit-for-fair-fares-tickets-147178188925   

 

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Shaping The Election Conversation: How To Use Elections To Promote Your Issues

Thur. April 15, 1 – 2 p.m. EST

Election campaigning isn’t necessarily telling people who to vote for, it’s telling them what to vote for. Learn how to shape the conversation around issues that matter to you.

https://socialinnovation.org/event_auto/shaping-the-election-conversation-how-to-use-elections-to-promote-your-issues/

 

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Imperialism and Militarism in the Sahel and East Africa

Thur. April 15, 5 p.m. EST

The US is escalating its military presence in Africa, with the construction of new military bases, drone facilities, and more. Both the CIA and Pentagon are conducting operations with little to no public scrutiny. France and other major powers are also increasing their presence to ‘combat terrorism’ and protect what it regards as its “own” strategic resources, including land, oil and uranium. Join a panel of experts for a discussion of the growing imperialist interventions into the Sahel and East Africa, and how to fight them.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imperialism-and-militarism-in-the-sahel-and-east-africa-tickets-147142750929  

 

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Decarbonizing Ontario’s Municipalities: Leveraging the National Climate League’s Building and Transportation Data for a Just Transition

Thur. Apr 15, 7 p.m. EST

Ontario’s Greenhouse Gas emissions are going in the wrong direction with the combination of buildings and transportation being the largest sources. Through our collective action, cooperation, policy based on science and climate justice, the trend can be reversed. Join Community Climate Hub members in a discussion on bringing down Ontario’s Greenhouse Gas emissions through the focus of climate justice, and how data can be used to support local decision making.

https://climatereality.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wxitQ4fbT4OJCPZFuBYUIg   

 

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Is China Socialist or Capitalist?

Thursday, April 15, 7 pm

– with leading anti-poverty activist John Clarke in Toronto, and Professor Ken Hammond in New Mexico. Hosted by Socialist Action.

https://youtu.be/xjb94lZxvz4

 

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City Hall 101

Thursday, April 15 – 6PM ET

Join Progress Toronto to learn more about the legislative process, who the key players are influencing decisions, and how you can have your say.

https://www.progresstoronto.ca/spring-training-series-apr-15-2021  

 

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Emergency Climate Musical

Thur. April 15, 7 – 9 p.m. EST

James Gordon’s environmental one-person show has been adapted to Zoom. Filled with original songs, compelling videos, images, stories, rants, laughter, tears, audience participation, and some concrete ways to move forward, James had been entertaining, informing, and provoking discussion with this show since first launching in 2019.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/james-gordons-emergency-climate-musical-toronto-tickets-148271206169  

 

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Creation Care as Self-Care

Sun. April 18, 4 p.m. EST

Join us on Earth Sunday for a contemplative gathering with music, prayer and meditation. Hosted by For the Love of Creation.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkcuuhqjoqHtCd4T1Qye9t3q5wv7QjohXS

 

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http://theenergymix.com/  

 

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https://www.democracynow.org/

 

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