Date: Thursday April 22nd
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This year, we are celebrating Earth Day with our partner ClimateFast. This is a critical time as we navigate our recovery from the global pandemic, a time to remember and value the connection between the health of people, planet, and all living things. The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat all depend on natural systems that are threatened by development, pollution and over-exploitation.
Project Drawdown is partnering again this April with EcoChallenge.org, to help put climate solutions into action! We at Drawdown Toronto are one of a dozen teams in Canada, joining over 300 teams from around the world to participate in this fun & social earth month challenge.
Incorporating Drawdown Toronto as a federal not-for-profit organization means first and foremost that we are committed to promoting positive solutions to the climate challenge. Formalization itself is not a goal, only an instrument. With incorporation, we can start building the infrastructure and processes to ensure that Drawdown Toronto will become a driver of the low-carbon revolution. It frees up our volunteers to do what really matters.
Drawdown Toronto endorses the letter prepared by the Canadian Climate Action Network, calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to implement a green and just recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. In line with our previous note, we believe a green and just recovery from the pandemic is critical. We have a once-in-a-lifetime to create a new social and economic foundation capable of meeting the climate challenge and ensuring our long-term prosperity.
Drawdown Toronto embraces local and national plans for a green and just recovery from the pandemic. Let’s move beyond business-as-usual to tackle the climate crisis and create a prosperous, fair and livable society for all people. This is our opportunity to set a course for a better future.
As the finale to a week of extraordinary climate action events, Drawdown Toronto hosted a “Solutions Summit” on 28 September, 2019. The goal: to talk solutions to climate change and spread the message the
In this edition:
* DrawdownTO Speaks at UofT Climate Symposium
* Drawdown Eco Challenge
* Green 13 Introduction to Project Drawdown
* What on Earth? CBC highlights climate trends & solutions
* One Stop Shop: climatechallenge.ca officially launches!
Thanks to those who attended the Summit and brought their energy, insight and enthusiasm. And deep gratitude to the amazing team of presenters and hosts who made this inspiring and informative evening possible.
If you missed it, you can still read the report, review the graphic record, download the slides, check out a quick 2-minute video of highlights, watch Katherine Wilkinson’s TED talk, or view videos of each of the presentations as well as the panel discussion and Q&A. If you were there, you have a record of the event that you can review. Either way, feel free to forward to friends, colleagues and networks.
Check out the report in another post.
From the Drawdown Toronto team, Game On!
Did you know that the number one solution to global warming is educating girls and family planning combined?
Drawdown Toronto, a project of Unify Toronto, held this Summit to spark a conversation on the nexus between climate and gender. This post was originally published in the Unify Toronto blog. It has been slightly adapted for this blog.
About 65 participants attended this dynamic evening to:
- learn more about Project Drawdown’s comprehensive model to reverse global warming, and particularly the three solutions Project Drawdown has grouped into the “Women and Girls” sector: girls’ education, family planning and women smallholders;
- hear from Ontario-based International Cooperation organizations and institutions about their programming related to the three Drawdown Women and Girls solutions;
- expand and share insights on how to contribute to climate change action in Toronto, Ontario and Canada, and move forward Women and Girls-related solutions globally;
- meet local and global organizations working in Climate Action and Gender Equality and learn how to get involved.