Green 13

The Sky's the Limit

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New ward, new council, new climate

How can we safeguard and advance ambitious and equitable climate action in Toronto?

Councillor Perks will be joining us for a discussion about the structure of the new Council and committees, and potential impacts on civic engagement and truly addressing climate change.

What should local residents expect from our municipal government in the context of the change in our provincial government, and of the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5º C Global Warming?

Why should we care?

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Dire reports have been coming out over the past weeks on climate destabilization:
IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C
https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf

Lancet Countdown 2018 Report: Briefing for Canadian Policymakers
https://cape.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-Lancet-Countdown-Policy-Brief-Canada.pdf

Losing Life on Earth - how do stop the loss of wildlife?

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During our planet’s 4.5 billion-year history, there have been five large species’ extinction events. Today in the Anthropocene (a new era shaped by humans) we are witnessing a sixth mass extinction. Globally, wildlife populations have declined by 58% since 1970. The things driving this unprecedented decline - habitat loss, climate change, pollution, and human use - are due to human activities, especially since the industrial revolution. It’s up to us to turn things around. 

Being the Change -- Free screening and discussion

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Being the Change -  Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution
A New Kind of Climate Documentary, by Mary Grandelis and Dave Davis

Complementing the book Being the Change, this feature documentary film delves into the life of Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory atmospheric scientist Peter Kalmus, showing how a change in life philosophy and mind frame enabled Kalmus to cut his fossil fuel use to 1/10 th of the average American. All while boosting his happiness and raising a family in a typical California suburb.

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