Toronto Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation: Your Input at Meeting Mar.2, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Climate Change Strategy Discussion Paper for Ontario, Canada: Consultations in Feb. & March + Submit Your Comments by March 29, 2015.

This video presents Al Gore speech on climate change & environment in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Al Gore speech at the Mars Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario.

Due to the problem of Climate Change, the City of Toronto has established a goal of greenhouse gas emission reductions of 80% by 2050.

  • Toronto’s reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions, from the 1990 levels of approximately 22 million tonnes per year city-wide, are:
    • 6 percent by 2012 (1,320,000 tonnes per year),
    • 30 percent by 2020 (6,600,000 tonnes per year),
    • 80 percent by 2050 (17,600,000 tonnes per year.

The First Meeting

March 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers
100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Contact Carol Kaustinen at pec@toronto.ca, 416-338-5089

  • The first meeting will set a Terms of Reference for the Committee.
  • You can help them by either submitting written comments or delivering a deputation in person at the meeting.
  • For more details on how to participate, please contact Carol Kaustinen at pec@toronto.ca, 416-338-5089 or visit the City’s Clerk’s website.

To assist you in preparing your submission, Toronto asks you to consider the following questions:

  1. The Subcommittee will make recommendations to the Parks & Environment Committee based on research and community engagement. By the end of the Subcommittee’s term – December 31, 2016 – what do you feel the Subcommittee should have accomplished and/or created?
  2. How would you or your group like to be involved and engaged in the Subcommittee’s work?

Please click here for more info about Toronto’s action on climate change and the city’s related reports.

PRESS RELEASE

12-Feb-2015

Toronto residents invited to the first meeting of the City’s climate change subcommittee

Residents are invited to attend the first meeting of the City of Toronto Parks and Environment Committee’s Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation on March 2.

Recognizing the importance of climate change, the City established the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

The subcommittee will make recommendations to the Parks & Environment Committee to help achieve that goal based on research and community engagement. Read more of Toronto Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation: Your Input at Meeting Mar.2, 2015

There are exciting celebratory events happening in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “Festival recap – BARBEGAZI 2013.”

  • BARBEGAZI 2013 – Action Sports Festival at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life, Parc Olympique,  Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Launch of the 2013-2014 Winter Program of the Olympic Park: ENTER PLAY OUTSIDE the Sun Life Financial Esplanade!

FREE  Admissions

Located East of the Olympic Stadium, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

December 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014

February 7, 2014

February 15 and 16, 2014

  • Olympic Park announced that the Esplanade will once again host an authentic Winter Village , a central element of its winter program that will include family, FREE and accessible activities.
  • Fitted this year in the area 100 of the Sun Life Financial Esplanade, which is located behind the Pie-IX metro, this new version of the Olympic Winter Park Village will feature a rink, allowing everyone to skate FREE and, even in mild weather thanks to its cooling system.
    • For the second year, the Winter Village is easily recognizable by its huge natural tree which this year, will measure 65 feet tall!
      • It will certainly return to Montreal as Sun Life Financial Esplanade will be hosted throughout the cold season.
  • The official opening of the site on December 1 will be highlighted by a fundraiser to benefit the organization’s Frimousse, a toy lending library of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
    • For the modest sum of $2, children and adults can come affix a huge Christmas tree decoration in the Winter Village and are collected for each design will be donated to the toy library.
    • They will also be on site to donate new toys to contribute to service the loan toys Frimousse.
    • And to close the festival in style, end of the day, the Olympic Park will illuminate all lights to shine throughout the winter!
You're Invited: Canadian Green Events + Global Green Actions

You're Invited: Canadian Green Events + Global Green Actions

Green Neighbours 21 is a grassroots, action-oriented group of people living in Ward 21 area of Toronto (and beyond) in Ontario, Canada, who are working together to respond to climate change and other environmental issues.

As an environmental group, Ward 21 (St. Paul’s) residents of Green Neighbours 21 have been actively installing solar energy projects on their own roofs for years.

There will be no regular Green Neighbours 21 meetings over the summer.

Green Neighbours 21‘s next meeting will be on: Monday, September 12, 7:00-9:00 pm – program to be announced.

However, Green Neighbours 21 informed us about the following five Canadian green events plus global green actions:

FOOD FROM SMALL SPACES FAIR:

URBAN BACKYARD, BALCONY, AND ROOFTOP FOOD-GROWING

 Saturday, August 13, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

At Eastminster United Church, Lower Level,

310 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FREE Admission

Live Music by the Band “Orchards”

Light Refreshments

Raffle prizes, and Give-Aways While Supplies Last!

 CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT

September 14-15

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