Interest from all over the world!

Countries from all around the world are having or planing their own Climate Strikes. We in Waterloo Region (Ontario, Canada) will be having our strike on the 27th of September (2019). What’s interesting is that we are seeing interest in what we are doing, on our web site, from all over the world:

RankCountryVisitor Count
1Canada836
2United States196
3Unknown30
4Germany26
5France25
6United Kingdom4
7Ireland2
8Netherlands2
9Austria2
10Hong Kong2

Take a look at our Posters

We’ve been collecting posters from all our rallies since January 2019. Check out our Posters page to see some of our current posters. Hopefully they will help you design some new posters for the Climate Strike rally on the 27th!

We’d love to get a picture of your poster for our web site, or better yet a picture of you holding your poster.

Event Reminder for Sept20th and 21st…

Sept 20-27th, Wilfrid Laurier “Climate is Life” mural creation , Wilfrid Laurier Waterloo campus. Painting will start Friday, Sept 20th at 9am on the path leading up to the Quad / Veritas Cafe (see: poster).

  • Permanent participatory mural creation for climate action on exterior wall of Laurier campus, to engage Laurier students / community in solidarity with the Global Climate Week, and as a powerful symbol to help build a more engaged “culture of sustainability” at Laurier university.
  • Primarily intended for Laurier students, staff, faculty, though anyone welcome to attend.

Sept 21st, 12Noon-2:00pmOur Time KW Organizing Meeting, Social Development Centre Waterloo Region (St John’s church), 23 Water Street North, Kitchener (streetview, map).
The climate crisis is here, and as youth, we will be affected more than any generation before us. As the largest voting bloc for the first time in Canadian history, we also have a huge opportunity. For decades, fossil fuel billionaires and their political allies have put people and the planet in jeopardy. Last fall, scientists confirmed we only have until 2030 to cut our emissions in half to avoid catastrophic climate change. Their time is over. The 2019 election is Our Time. Please register and get more details here.

Climate Emergency vote in Wellesley Township!

Monday, Sept 24th, 7:00 – 9pmWellesley’s Climate Emergency Declaration Vote. Lets fill the council chambers! (see facebook page for Details), 4805 William Hastings Line, Millbank, Ontario (streetview, map).

  • Join us at Wellesley Township Council’s next meeting where Councillors will be voting on a Climate Emergency declaration for the Township of Wellesley! The declaration also includes a carbon budget, which will keep the township accountable and on track to meet its emission goals.
  • The Climate Emergency motion will likely be early on the agenda, so please be sure to arrive on time (as close to 7:00 pm as possible).
  • We want to fill the chambers in support of this motion, so invite everyone you know!!

Climate Strike Sept 27th note

We will have photographers and videographers at the strike. We will be using photos and videos for promoting future strikes, and they will be posted on social media. Also, The Museum in downtown Kitchener will be mounting an exhibit in January about the climate crisis, and they will feature photographs from our strike in the exhibit, and across the front of the building. The groups organizing the climate strike in Waterloo Region are all nonprofits, as is The Museum. None of the organizers will be profiting in any way from the photos or videos; they will be used for artistic and publicity purposes, and to continue to raise awareness about the climate crisis. **Teachers may want to think about getting parental permission for photos and videos.

Our Time KW Organizing Meeting event added.

Sept 21st, 12Noon-2:00pmOur Time KW Organizing Meeting, Social Development Centre Waterloo Region (St John’s church), 23 Water Street North, Kitchener (streetview, map).
The climate crisis is here, and as youth, we will be affected more than any generation before us. As the largest voting bloc for the first time in Canadian history, we also have a huge opportunity. For decades, fossil fuel billionaires and their political allies have put people and the planet in jeopardy. Last fall, scientists confirmed we only have until 2030 to cut our emissions in half to avoid catastrophic climate change. Their time is over. The 2019 election is Our Time. Please register and get more details here.

Join our Mailing List

Stay updated with climate related events happening in the Waterloo Region and beyond by sending your email to ClimateStrikeWR@gmail.com. We will keep you updated as we add new events, and if event times and places change.

Things are happening rapidly at ClimateStrikeWR and other groups organizing climate actions in our region, in Canada and around the world. Please don’t miss an event you are interested in because of old information.

Watch our pages frequently for the most up-to-date information.

Beyond Crisis, Screening

A story of hope for a rapidly changing world.

Join us at the Princess Twin Cinema at 46 King Street North in Waterloo on Monday Sept 23, 2019 from 6:30-9pm for the showing of the climate documentary Beyond Crisis directed by artist-director Kai Reimer-Watts.

Beyond Crisis was started by a small team of filmmakers who rallied to film the historic 2014 People’s Climate March in New York. Shortly following the march, the team incorporated as Toronto PCM (“People’s Climate March”), and evolved a small, committed crew to carry the film forwards.

While Beyond Crisis has had contributions from a wide range of talented artists and film professionals along the way, it was carried to completion largely by volunteer efforts with artist-director Kai Reimer-Watts leading the project. The film has always been perceived as a story generated with community, for community, and is now on its way to being shared with all those who inspire it as a tool for community engagement and action.

Get more information at ClimateStrikeWR.ca on the Events page.

Waterloo Region Strikes for the Climate

Waterloo Region which includes the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo and the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmont, and Woolwich is Striking for the Climate during the week of Sept 20-27, 2019 and would like to invite all residents and our neighbours and friends to join us.

The world is facing a climate emergency, with real impacts on the lives and futures of all people here in Waterloo Region and around the globe. That’s why this September 20th – 27th we are RISING UP to demand bold climate action and justice alongside millions of people around the world – join us!

For more information go to ClimateStrikeWR.ca