Past Events in this Area

The world is facing a climate emergency, with real impacts on the lives and futures of all people here in Waterloo Region. That’s why we continue to RISE UP to demand bold climate action and justice alongside millions of people around the world!

January 2020

Vigil and fundraiser for Australia

2021-08-31 (Tue) Plant Based Treaty

As a companion to the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement, The Plant Based Treaty initiative is a grassroots campaign designed to put food systems at the forefront of combating the climate crisis. Modelled on the popular Fossil Fuel Treaty, the Plant Based Treaty aims to halt the widespread degradation of critical ecosystems caused by animal agriculture and to promote a shift to healthier, sustainable plant-based diets. We are urging scientists, individuals, groups, businesses and cities to endorse this call to action and put pressure on national governments to negotiate an international Plant Based Treaty.

For the event, please meet at Waterloo City Hall at 2 pm for a short demonstration and a march to Waterloo Town Square.

Facebook, Global WWW

2021-09-26 (Sun) KW VegFest 2021

Vegfest is a free vegan market featuring vegan foods and products, and nonprofits and animal sanctuaries. This year our vendors will be bringing us Turkish, Jamaican, East Indian, Chinese, European and North American foods; vegan cheeses, sausages, pierogies, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, smoothies, croissants, sauces, soups, frozen entrees, Etc; shirts, candles, purses made from leaves, eco soaps and laundry detergents, and much more; and information on farm animal and primate sanctuaries, what’s happening with our oceans, climate, and much more. There will also be speakers, including Dr. Tushar Mehta who will speak on animal agriculture as it relates to climate and pandemics. And we will have live music.

VegFest will be held in the outdoor sections of the Downtown Kitchener Farmers’ Market this year, on Sunday, September 26th, between 10 and 4 (speakers inside). We are working with the Market and with Public Health to make this as safe and enjoyable an experience as possible; all covid-19 regulations will be followed.

This will be the fourth annual VegFest put on by Kitchener-Waterloo Climate Save, with the assistance of the City of Kitchener and the Downtown Business Association.

WWW, Facebook

Friday Jan 31, 2020 5-6pm.

Vigil and fundraiser for Australia. Waterloo Town Square, King St, Waterloo (Map, Facebook). Hosted by Kitchener-Waterloo Climate Save.

Come as your favourite animal, bird or insect, so we can honour all the animals we share the planet with. A face painter will be there at 4:30 if anyone would like to have their face painted.

Friday January 17th, 2020 Noon at TheMuseum

At King St W and Queen St in the center of Kitchener. There will be a Climate Strike and a Extinction Rebellion Die-In (bring something to lie on!) (map, streetview, facebook)

Our signs and banners will be displayed as part of the Alarm Exhibition and TheMuseum will be unfurling its own banner in support of the climate strikes.

We expect this strike and exhibition to get lots of media and public attention … so gather your friends and family and let them know that in Waterloo Region there are people who care about the Climate Emergency!