Earth Hour 2015
This year, at least three Earth Hour walks took place in Parkdale-High Park, one based out of Lambton House along our heritage river, the mighty Humber; one at the foot of Roncesvalles at Queen, and one along Bloor West, hosted by Green 13. Please read Christopher Holcroft’s powerful op-ed:
“This year marks a critical year both at home and abroad in the effort to restrict the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change on humanity. In December, Paris will be the site of negotiations to try to finally reach a binding global climate deal. Canada must be a positive contributor to a successful agreement.” The current issue of The Villager includes photos from the walk. Photos are also posted at: https://www.flickr.com/gp/118553277@N06/uQJ34M/
At the reception, we heard from Paul Mero Co-Chair of Green 13; Rev. Alexa Gilmour; Nataša Zupanic, neighbourhood co-ordinator for Project Neutral; Helen Vassilakos of Safe Rail Communities; Chris Holcroft. All in attendance were invited to sign letters to our Prime Minister and each of the opposition leaders. Please take the time to read the letters, and consider printing them out, signing them, and sending them in free of charge.
Warm thanks to Rev. Alexa Gilmour and Windermere United Church for opening their doors to host the reception after the Earth Hour walk on that chilly night. Warm thanks to all who volunteered to marshall, set up and tidy up, heat up cider, speak, and especially to Sweet Flour for their donation of delicious cookies, as well as to Brigitte Matthey for additional cookies, and to our hero Chris Holcroft.