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Call for VOLUNTEERS to help water Junction street trees

We are calling for volunteers to help water Junction street trees.

The severe drought of last summer has really taken its toll on Junction street trees. An updated audit of the 138 trees within bounds of the Junction BIA revealed that 25% of those street trees perished.
We learned, the hard way, that the City does not have the staff to adequately water street trees during drought. We also learned that the contract negotiated by the BIA for watering street flowers did not include watering street trees.

Want to work on climate change? Great!

Posted to advise of a new working group on climate change:

"We need to implement creative solutions to solve it. This new working group will focus on the connections between mitigation, peaceful organizing, experiential education and knowledge mobilization. Everyone is welcome to join. We will be meeting at York University. Everyone is welcome to participate in Science for Peace working groups, whether or not you belong to SFP. So bring a friend— we have work to do!"

Mayor Tory Shocks Environmentalists by Voting Against Climate Action

Toronto: In a shocking late night vote, Dec.15 '16, Mayor Tory voted against a motion to ask the City’s Budget Committee to find funds in 2017 to help meet Toronto’s climate change targets.
“Every Torontonian concerned with climate change should be profoundly disappointed by Mayor Tory’s vote,” said Franz Hartmann, Executive Director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), Toronto’s environmental watchdog. “While he voted for a new climate change plan, he voted against opening the door to finding money to pay for the plan.”

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