Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Upcoming Climate Change Actions

I just received an email from the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition about some upcoming actions in Ottawa. Also scroll to the bottom for a Toronto event.

(1) April 13, Ottawa

People concerned about global warming (people not necessarily affiliated with the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition... but we still thought you should know) will be going to the Environment Minister John Baird's constituency office on Fri. Apr. 13.

From 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. they'll hold large banners that read "Kyoto Now" for all the passing cars to see.

At 9:30 a.m. they'll head inside to Baird's office to deliver the following message: "Canadians want the government to pass the new and improved Bill C-30 into law, a.s.a.p."

His office is located at 2249 Carling Ave. (in the west end of Ottawa), to see how to get there on the bus, visit this website:

(2) April 15, Ottawa

Sunday night Sleepover at Stephen's on Sussex, 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15th at 24 Sussex Drive

That's right, we're going to Camp out for the Climate on Sunday, April 15th on the curb in front of the Prime Minister's residence at 24 Sussex Drive.
Parliament returns from the Easter Break on Mon. Apr. 16 and we need to send a message to Stephen Harper that Canadians demand that he pass the new and improved Bill C-30 into law.

We'll sleep under the stars (make sure to bring lots of warm clothes, a sleeping
bag (or two), food and water) and then wake up with the sun on Monday morning to unfurl a huge banner that says "Kyoto Now", which hundreds of people driving by that morning will definitely honk their horns at in support.

(3) April 22, Ottawa

Earth Day rally on Parliament Hill Sunday April 22nd at 2 p.m.

We're aiming to get at least 1,000 people on Parliament Hill for this event, invite all your friends, family and any one else you think will be interested.

More information is available here,

If you'd like to volunteer to help make this Earth Day event a success, write to

(4) April 22, Toronto

I also found this notice on their web site:



Bring a bell to ring!

Kyoto at a minumum
30% greenhouse gas reductions by 2020
Comprehensive, just, green energy and economic strategy

Followed by a street festival on John Street

This event is endorsed by the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, Climate Action Network, Greenpeace Canada, Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, Sierra Youth Coalition, Sierra Club, Council of Canadians, Ontario Federation of Labour, Streets are for People, CUPW, Toronto Environmental Alliance, CUPE Ontario, Alliance for Social Change and more.


If you know of other upcoming events, please leave a comment.

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