Join us tomorrow for the second edition of our monthly webinar: WHAT:Conservation Matters Webinar 2 – Money doesn't talk, it screams, but we scream louder. We'll follow and give updates for actions locally and across our province.
Webinar breakdown: When we fight we win against the Ford government attacks Over the last month communities have continued to show that when we work together to stand up for environmental protections and community consultations, we win. With Stratford's success against Xinyi's MZO to guide us, individuals, grassroots organizations, indigenous nations and communities continue to rise up to oppose, and successfully stop, environmentally destructive developments. Hear how residents of Ajax and Pickering, the William's Treaties First Nations, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) stopped the proposed development of an Amazon warehouse on Duffins Creek Wetland Complex. This success was achieved despite both a provincial Ministerial Zoning Order (MZO) and Ford government's attempted retroactive changes to Provincial law.
We’ll talk with folks involved in the campaign and share insights into their success. Guests will include representatives from TRCA, Environmental Action Now Ajax-Pickering (EANAP), Ajax Regional Council, Pickering Youth, and Hamilton 350. The news about this MZO is going in the right direction!
Provide updates about environmental news We’ll also update you about recent environmental news in Hamilton and beyond, including sprawl, Nestlé's water bottling, a highway, and other relevant energy and climate reports.
Our opportunity to engage this movement in climate action both locally and at the provincial level continues to grow! The responses to Ford's attack on Conservation Authorities is creating successful campaigns to protect the environment. Though Ford is trying to pass another bill to increase the power of MZOs, people power has successfully started the process to rescind issued MZOs. Let's continue to work to rescind section 6 of bill 229, and block bill 257. Help to return matters of conservation to Conservation Authorities. #conservationmatters
On March 3, Hamilton 350 held an online webinar to talk about the importance of working together to stop projects that are damaging to our climate and environment. We spoke with residents of Stratford for insight into their campaign against the proposed development of Xinyi's Glass Factory on prime agricultural land despite a provincial Ministerial Zoning Order (MZO). We also discussed the importance of restoring the ability of Conservation Authorities to protect our natural spaces. We have started a Conservation Watch program to keep people informed of Conservation Authorities efforts to protect our climate and environment. Watch this event and then keep your eyes peeled for more Conservation Matters webinars to come!
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