OCAD University
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1

We can reverse global warming. Learn how at this day of presentations and interactive activities about practical solutions to the climate crisis. 

The message Is clear, young people everywhere are calling their elders out: “Your house is on fire! What are you doing about it?” “Global warming is real, it is human caused and immediate action is required to avert climate disaster.”

And for the week of September 20th – 28th they have instigated what will most likely be the largest ever global uprising of voices in marches, teach-ins, strikes and protests. A coalition of local climate action organizations is putting together a calendar of events in the GTA for that week. We urge you to participate in as many ways as you can.

Drawdown Toronto members will be participating actively in all these actions, designed to catalyze action by governments, institutions, companies and individuals.

The program, in broad strokes:

  1. A panel of the Climate Action week organizers, speaking on behalf of their organizations about the specific solutions they are advocating and how their actions will result in reversing global warming.
  2. A break for lunch. We probably won’t be serving food, so we invite you to bring your own climate conscious meal, and or something to share with others, in a kind of indoor potluck picnic.
  3. A second panel of presenters will showcase solutions being done right here in the GTA in the “Seven Solutions Sectors” of Land Use, Food, Energy, Transportation, Empowering Women and Girls, Buildings and Cities, and Materials.
  4. A totally interactive and participatory “Open Space” session will allow you to connect with people who are creating and enacting innovative solutions and even join together in collaborative action for the future.


  1. Owen Goltz of Riverdale Farm and Forest, organic “second-career” farmer, arborist, permaculturist, educator, and farmers’ market vendor from Inglewood, Caledon.
  2. Tomislav Svoboda, active transport advocate. Dynamic and engaging speaker with a broad knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions per transportation solutions.
  3. Jessica Ferne, Director of Global Health Impact, Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) will address Canadian family planning-related initiatives around the world.
  4. Lloyd Alter, writer and design editor of and Adjunct Professor teaching sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design will address solutions in the Buildings and Cities Sector.
  5. Allie Rougeot (Fridays for Futures)
  6. Malkeet Sandhu (David Suzuki Foundation)
  7. Andre Forsythe (Canadian Climate Challenge)
  8. Leslie Solomonian (Extinction Rebellion)


Our message is clear: It is NOT too late. Global warming CAN be reversed. And everyone needs to know it. This day will be an inspiring day of hope and resilience.