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We Did it!!

Thanks to your ridiculously generous support, we’ve signed a contract with Pattison Media and we will have one 100 climate crisis posters on the TTC! When we launched, raising $10,000 in 17 days seemed absurdly ambitious — but we’re in the ‘try everything’ camp when it comes to climate action, so we tried.

AND YOU RESPONDED!  Keep an eye out for your ads starting on AUGUST 5th.

You can read more about the thinking behind the ads here: https://climatepledgecollective.org/climate-crisis-ads/

Help us put Climate Crisis ads on the subway!

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We have a plan to put ads on the TTC that tell the truth about our climate crisis.

We have a graphic designer willing to do the design for free!

We have a loose concept — simply sharing hard-hitting climate facts that are being under-reported, such as the water crisis in Chennai.

We have consulted with lawyers to make sure we won’t get caught up in election finance laws.

We have consulted with Pattison Media about pricing.

We just need you to kick in a few bucks or share it with your friends.

So please donate now!

We are aiming for $10,000, which will get us one ad on almost every train for a month. At $5000 we could run the campaign, but with considerably fewer ads. It seems like a lot, but we already raised over $2000 almost without trying — because everyone seems to love the idea and people have been very generous!

Two New Toronto Climate Websites and One New Climate Action Group

There is a lot of organizing energy in Toronto these days.  Climate Justice Toronto — which is partly an offshoot of the Powershift conference and the Our Time movement — recently named itself and their meetings are humming.

Canadian Climate Challenge launched a new home base for Canadian Climate Action news with an excellent events calendar.

Extinction Rebellion Toronto is also growing rapidly and has its own website now.

Check them all out!

Two Climate Picnics in Two Cities

We’re hosting another Climate Picnic in Walter Saunders Memorial Park (near Eglinton West Station) on June 8 at 11 am!  Most details are TBA but you can follow along on the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1293781314107063/.

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There will also be a Climate Picnic in Ottawa on June 1!  FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166284583533705/

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Climate Picnic Thank Yous!

Our Climate Picnic last week has filled us with hope and soaked our nervous bones in lovely sounds and sunshine.   And it wouldn’t have happened without the help of so many people.  We had some great organizers and volunteers including Sue, Ira, Clarence and Brianne.  Sue was especially generous in lining up the circus performers and helping with promotion.  Thank you!

We want to especially thank Stefan Hegerat and Cassie Norton for both playing music and organizing the music.  Other musicians who played just for the good of our planet included Raging Grannies TorontoLaura Tremblay, Liam Smith, Jess Stuart, Arnd Jurgensen, Tristan Murphy, Lea Kirsten and Reenie Perovic (Citizen Jane) and a couple people I don’t have names for – super sorry, that’s the downside of running things in a free-wheeling, low bureaucracy way.

 

 

We also had a number of wonderful groups in attendance including:

Canadian Climate Challenge

Carbon Conversations Toronto

ClimateFast

Drawdown Toronto

Extinction Rebellion Toronto

Fridays for Future Toronto

MobilizeTO

Parents for Future Toronto

Toronto350

Toronto Environmental Alliance

Youth Challenge International

Thank you so much for coming out and sharing what you do!  There may also have been some other groups that I didn’t have a chance to speak to, or even possibly did speak to and forgot about, like many climate people, I’m not exactly a social butterfly graced with a good memory.  But double thank you if you came out and I forgot you — email me if you want to be added to the list.

We would also like to thank Porcupine Warriors for all their organizing work in the past, even though I’m not sure they were able to make it out.

And finally mega Thanks to Yana Sery for her many photos and this stunning video:

If you missed it on Tuesday, please check out our climate picnic how-to and start your own picnic: https://climatepledgecollective.org/2019/05/07/climate-picnic-how-to/