Parkdale-High Park All-Candidates Debate on the Environment: Recap and Reflection
On Wednesday, October 2nd, almost 400 members of our community gathered at Humbercrest United Church for the Parkdale-High Park All-Candidates Debate on the Environment. As the pews filled, people nudged closer together, pulled chairs from other rooms, and leaned against columns. Yellow “100 Debates” pins flickered against the black shirts of volunteers from Green 13, Green Parkdale-Roncesvalles, and Safe Rail Communities as they hurried about, directing attendees in and encouraging them to...Read more
Gift-giving, Black Friday, and the Climate Emergency
Given the climate emergency, consider donating to organizations that are doing the necessary work required at this time. CAN-Rac, Climate Action Network Canada, is dedicated to doing all they can to bring together over 100 member groups in Canada on climate issues. They fund research, do surveys, collaborate with member groups, develop webinars and conferences for ongoing education, send representatives to the COPs each year, keep us all informed...Read more
Green 13 signs on to Joint Mandate Letter to PM Trudeau after 2019 election
As a member of Climate Action Network Canada we are counting on the Government of Canada, under the eadership of PM Trudeau, to act immediately on five key priorities:
1. Listen to scientists. Set science-backed climate targets and limit warming to 1.5°C.
2. Create mechanisms to keep government accountable and on track to meet our climate
3. Ensure a just transition for workers by collaborating with communities. 4. Redirect investment away...
One Earth, One Vote
Add your name to this initiative to let our current party leaders know that your vote will not be given to a government that does not uphold environmental protection, economic justice and human rights. Add your name to the list of Canadians everywhere who are demanding that our leaders consider the future of our planet and take it seriously this upcoming October. This letter will be sent to your local candidate as well as...Read more
Guest blog: WE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT: A LOVE STORY
by David Burman
“We might not make it.” Hearing these words, I felt a wave of shock through my body. After 30 years of environmental and Indigenous rights activism, that phrase struck home like nothing before. Back in the 1990s I had heard Thomas Berry[i] say “I don’t think the human is a viable species.” Pretty outrageous then, it was meant to wake us up to the destructive path we were following, to change our story, our operating assumptions of...Read more