Past Events 2021

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.

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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.

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.

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