Hundreds of you signed our petition campaign to press the government for consultation on Bill 4, the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act. Thanks to public pressure and the legal work of Greenpeace and EcoJustice the government has just backed down on that and opened a period of consultation on Bill 4.
The deadline for comment is October 11th and ClimateFast is holding a gathering on October 3rd, 6:30 pm at 60 Lowther. Let’s learn about the bill and enter our comments in the consultation. Together we can create a meaningful climate action plan (kids 6 and up are welcome).
The event is co-sponsored with Greenpeace, and Keith Stewart of Greenpeace will be present to guide discussion on what is needed in a climate action plan.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3RD, 6:30 PM – 8:30 pm
Consultation Party re Bill 4: Cap and Trade Cancellation Act
Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave.
For those of you unable to attend you can comment on-line until October 11th: https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-3738
We have provided some suggested comments at this link, you can also consult the excellent material prepared by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario.
ENVIRONMENT COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE RELEASED A REPORTTHIS WEEK
Watch the Environment Commissioner’s September 2015 Media Event here: https://eco.on.ca/media-conferences/
Here is the latest report: https://docs.assets.eco.on.ca/reports/climate-change/2018/Climate-Action-in-Ontario.pdf
We will have copies of the summary of the report at our meeting on Wednesday – an excellent resource! Join us!
The ClimateFast team
FILMS AND SPECIAL EXHIBIT:
September 28th to October 5th, 6:45pm – TIFF Film Fest - The Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
TIFF Film Fest is showing, The Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Award-winning photographer Edward Burtynsky and acclaimed filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier come together for their collaboration looking at the impact of humans on the planet. In English, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian and German.
Showing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. For trailer and tickets visit https://www.tiff.net/films/anthropocene/
Friday October 5th, 6:45pm ClimateFast members will attend this showing. Come and join us.
September 28th to January 6th – The Anthropocene – AGO Contemporary Art Exhibit
This art exhibit which AGO presents in partnership with the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada will tell the story of human impact on the Earth through film, photography, and new experiential technologies. For more information visit https://www.edwardburtynsky.com/events/2018/9/28/anthropocene
Thursday, October 11th, 7:30pm – Reelworld Film Festival - When the Storm Fades
Reelworld Film Festival is showing, When the Storm Fades. Set in the Philippines, the story revolves around the survivors of 2013 Typhoon Haiyan as they recover from the devastation. Produced by Naomi Klein, of The Yes Men, and Mark Achbar, director of The Corporation and Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent. In English and Filipino.
Showing at The Famous Players Canada Square Cinema at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto (Tickets Available Here).