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Current Events


Date: Wednesday May 18th, 7pm-9pm
Room: STC 1012 (Science Teaching Complex)
Format: In-person and online (register to receive Zoom link)
Registration (free): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/321767935557

You are invited to participate in an All-Party Provincial Election Forum on Climate Justice taking place at the University of Waterloo on Wednesday May 18th, 7pm-9pm.  This is an in-person and online event.  

Representatives from all parties running candidates in the five Waterloo electoral districts have been invited to listen to community groups and residents and to share their ideas on climate change and climate justice. The event is being organized by the Climate Justice Working Group of FAUW.   

The event will take place in room STC 1012 which is a very large auditorium that will allow for social distancing as desired. It will also be live-streamed to Zoom. Masks are required on campus at this time as per university policy.  

We hope to see you there! 


Date: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm
Location: Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley St West (south lawn), Toronto
For more info visit our Webpage or Facebook

Ontario’s environment is under threat.     Greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise again, protections for nature are being dismantled, and mega projects are encroaching on communities.    This spring, we have a chance to choose another path – one that prioritizes people and the planet.    In the lead-up to the provincial election, please show your support for a flourishing, low-carbon Ontario that offers good green jobs, prioritizes our collective health, and respects Indigenous rights.    Let’s come together and make it clear that we want a government that will take immediate action to bring down emissions, protect biodiversity, and build sustainable communities.   You’ll also hear a range of inspiring speakers and performers!   This is a family-friendly event.    Accessibility info can be found on the official website.   Greenpeace will also have a contingent at the rally, so you can join us. In addition, we will provide you with signs and banners to carry.

Here are some ways to get more involved: 

  • Outreach – to your networks and lists. Please find social media images and scripts at this link.
  • Poster or Leaflet – printable files are here. Let us know in the Outreach support form if members of your group want training or to join coordinated outreach events.
  • Volunteer or Marshal on the day! Sign up here.

Rally hosted by Environmental Defence, Climate Voice, David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, (CAPE) – Ontario, Climate Fast, For Our Kids Toronto, Greenpeace Canada, Ontario Public Service Employees Union – Greater Toronto Area Council (OPSEU GTAC), Seniors For Climate Action Now!, Music Declares Emergency Canada, Toronto350, Water Watchers

See you there!!!

Rommel

Mobilization Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada


Global Climate Strike: People not Profit

Friday, March 25th, 2022 , 12pm (~1hour) Waterloo Town Square
75 King St S, Waterloo, ON N2J 1P2
Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1P2, Canada
Fossil Free uWaterloo (Website, Facebook)

Join us to stand up against those who are profiting off of climate chaos. On Friday, March 25th, people worldwide will be striking from school and work to demand that the climate crisis be confronted as the emergency that it is.

Rules: Please make sure that you follow local and regional COVID-19 safety protocol in your area. We recommend wearing a mask and remaining physically distanced throughout the event.

See the pictures of the event


Two 350.org Just Transitioning events in the KW area

WR4EV Day of action

Saturday, March 12, 11:00 AM Waterloo Town Square, Waterloo ON
75 King St S, Waterloo, ON N2J 1P2
Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1P2, Canada

We’ve invited 12 provincial and federal elected representatives across the region and across different political parties to attend our event where we plan is to do a ribbon cutting unveiling event celebrating the opening of our Ministry of Just Transition highlighting the green sector jobs, with a job fair, and speakers from the local community.

Rules: Please make sure that you follow local and regional COVID-19 safety protocol in your area. We recommend wearing a mask and remaining physically distanced throughout the event.

See the pictures from the event


We’re “Just Transitioning” through Huron Natural Area

Saturday, March 12, 2:00 PM Huron Natural Area, Kitchener, ON (Entrance Area)
801 Trillium Drive
Kitchener, Ontario, Ontario, N2R 1K4, Canada

Do you want to be part of the conversation on a Just Transition? How do we work together to bring about a “Just Transition” in Kitchener-Waterloo, in Ontario and in Canada? The Huron Natural Area is an inspiring place for its natural beauty and complexity as well as for being a special site of First Nation communities in the past and present. As the Climate Justice Working Group of the University of Waterloo, we are reaching out to the community of Kitchener-Waterloo, to hear what a Just Transition may mean for you and what you think that people on campus can and should do to support a sustainable development. What, do you think, might provincial and national Ministries of Just Transition do to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy while maintaining or establishing justice in this process? Please, bring your family, colleagues, neighbours, and friends to start a conversation. We want to walk, talk, and listen – and be inspired for the letters that we are writing to our MPs and (yet to be elected) MPPs.

Rules: Please make sure that you follow local and regional COVID-19 safety protocol in your area. We recommend wearing a mask and remaining physically distanced throughout the event.


Recent Past Events

Fridays for Future Climate Footprint Demonstration Friday, Sept 24, 2021 at 10:00am – 1:00pm

Fridays for Future Climate Footprint Demonstration

Hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby Waterloo Region
Friday, Sept 24, 2021 at 10:00am – 1:00pm

On September 24th, Citizens Climate Lobby, along with Kitchener-Waterloo Climate Save, will be hosting a symbolic Climate Footprint Demonstration at Waterloo Town Square. The intent is to link climate justice with community well-being. We invite people to stop by any time between 10 am and 1 pm and mark their attendance by drawing a chalk outline of their shoes, adding their name, and personalizing it. Your footprints represent your pledge to work towards both system change and individual change to bring humanity more in balance with the rest of nature.

We will be collecting donations for Tiny Homes Takeout. Tiny Homes Takeout is a charity founded on the belief that we are all part of one family and the same quality food that is available to the wealthy should be available to people who are struggling. Everyone deserves a great meal, free of charge.

https://tinyhometakeout.com/donate