Extreme heat early this summer has sparked one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. We’ve seen smoke cover cities, flooding, droughts and just heard from the IPCC that this is a “code red” moment when it comes to tackling the climate emergency. And, this is all happening with the specter of an election on the horizon. That’s why we’ve got a plan to bring climate action to the forefront of the Canadian political landscape but we can’t do it without you.
Next Global Strike:
Friday November 29, 2019 FridaysforFuture.ca — “Millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.”
“People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” — Greta Thunberg
“Adults are jeopardizing our future. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes. Something big needs to happen. People need to realize our political leaders have failed us. And we need to take action into our own hands.” — Greta Thunberg
“Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” — Greta Thunberg
“What’s the point of going to school if I won’t have a future?” – Sophia
AFTER THE FIRE by Matthew MacKenzie new environmental play premiering in Toronto
January 10 — 19, 2019
After the Fire is premiering at Toronto’s The Theatre Centre from January 10 – 19 (1115 Queen St W) @ 8pm nightly. A special community engagement performance is taking place Friday, January 11, which will feature a post-show panel discussion on topics raised in the play including the environment and perspectives through an Indigenous lens.
About the play: Set in the aftermath of the wildfire that nearly destroyed Fort McMurray in the summer of 2016, After the Fire is a dark comedy centered around two couples whose lives have been deeply affected by this ‘natural’ disaster.
This Indigenous-led, new Canadian work raises vital questions about continued industrial development in Fort McMurray, despite the devastating impact on the environment and the people whose livelihoods rely on it. After The Fire examines our addiction to fossil fuels, shining a spotlight on the families caught in the middle of the Canadian cultural paradox of both condemning while intrinsically profiting from the exploitation of our non-renewable resources.
We have an exclusive promo code for $17 tickets to share with your networks. You can book with the promo code online at http://theatrecentre.org or call 416-534-9261.
Come join Oxfam UofT for our Behind the Brands campaign that aims to provide people with the information they need to hold the Big 10 to account for what happens in their supply chains. We will have games and treats so stop by and learn about some of the world’s biggest companies and about Oxfam.
Behind the Brands is part of Oxfam’s GROW campaign to help create a world where everyone has enough to eat. Right now, nearly one in eight people on earth go to bed hungry. Sadly, the majority of these people are farmers or farm workers supplying the very food system that is failing them. Yet there is enough food for everyone. That’s an outrage – but we can be the generation that ends this crazy situation!
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4 PM – 6 PM Location:21 Sussex Ave., Room 403, UofT, downtown Toronto
The 19th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival is from October 25 to 28, this year. Join our team of enthusiastic volunteers! Many screenings and events, including Beyond Climate with David Suzuki and more… GoodWork.ca/volunteer | GoodWork.ca/963484
Future Cities Canada Summit, November 7-9, 2018. Our inaugural event is a national gathering on the future of cities. It will bring together city builders from all sectors to create and strengthen new relationships and collectively accelerate innovations for more inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities. The Summit is scheduled for November 7 to 9, 2018 at Evergreen Brick Works. Within the three days, we will re-imagine Canada’s urban futures, connect innovators and scale solutions. futurecitiescanada.ca/events/