Extreme heat early this summer has sparked one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. We’ve seen smoke cover cities, flooding, droughts and just heard from the IPCC that this is a “code red” moment when it comes to tackling the climate emergency. And, this is all happening with the specter of an election on the horizon. That’s why we’ve got a plan to bring climate action to the forefront of the Canadian political landscape but we can’t do it without you.
Get ready – registration opens THIS Friday Jan 10 for our 2020 Pollination Symposium, to be held Saturday March 14 in Guelph. With a highly relevant theme of #ClimateChange and #Pollinators, you won’t want to miss out. Visit http://pollinationguelph.ca for more information.
This year, will your Christmas be eco-friendly? “Bake them a cake, write them a poem, give them a kiss, tell them a joke, but for god’s sake stop trashing the planet to tell someone you care. All it shows is that you don’t.” (George Monbiot) / Eco-friendly Christmas Gift Ideas
Next Global Strike:
Friday November 29, 2019 FridaysforFuture.ca — “Millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.”
“People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” — Greta Thunberg
Partnering with Nature to heal the biosphere Tues Oct. 16, 6:30 – 9 pm
Earth is in crisis, but there is much we can and should do. How can we work with nature to heal the wounds we’ve inflicted?
A handful of leading-edge thinkers will be presenting their solutions at a public forum. All speakers have been involved in research and practices that contribute to the reversal of greenhouse gas emissions through natural agricultural approaches and tree-planting to restore land, and from environmental activists who see the need to encourage any and all methods to draw down existing carbon that will complement the technological methods of preventing future emissions.
This event will honour Michael Purves-Smith, who initiated the project, but did not live to see it take place. Michael’s goal was to raise awareness in Waterloo Region of the urgency for a holistic solution to the crisis of the biosphere.
DATE AND TIME
Tue, 16 October 2018
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Kitchener Public Library Auditorium
85 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Building Resiliency: Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Individuals & Families Saturday November 17, 2018 Guelph, Ontario
This workshop is designed to give you confidence and peace of mind. To ensure you have the knowledge, skills and a solid game plan to keep yourself and family safe in the event of a disaster and a changing world.
REEP is hiring an Office Coordinator, half-time, in downtown Kitchener. Reep Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people in Waterloo Region live sustainably. Seeking a self-motivated person who can contribute to the smooth running of the main administrative & HR tasks which help create a safe, healthy and positive workplace… https://www.goodwork.ca/931684 (apply by Oct 17, 2018)
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