A student climate strike in Hamilton is set for Friday at 2 pm outside City Hall. Please try to support it, but let the students take the lead.
The next Hamilton 350 meeting is on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm at the offices of Environment Hamilton.
Many of you have contacted your city councillor and/or the mayor to support their declaration of a climate emergency. If you haven’t yet acted, there is still time to act. Please let Scott know what you have done at firstname.lastname@example.org. We know these messages are having a positive effect. If you have already acted, continue to try to build a relationship with one or more of our local councillors. Some of us had a good meeting today with city staff at their invitation to provide our ideas for implementation of the climate emergency resolution. We’ll have a full report at the next 350 meeting.
Climate Change Town Hall on Sunday, April 14 at 2 pm in Dundas Baptist Church at 201 Governor's Road with Dr Dianne Saxe, just fired Environmental Commissioner of Ontario.
Film screening of *Directly Affected* by Hamiltonian Zack Embree on Saturday, April 27 -- the meet-and-greet with the director starts at 7pm and the film starts at 7:30pm at East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East, Burlington.
A talk by J. Romm, the author of Climate Change: What Everybody Needs to Know on Saturday, May 4th at 7pm at East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East, Burlington.
Also see below for Extinction Rebellion plans for Hamilton over the next ten days:
XR International Rebellion starts on April 15th and we are keen to see how this unfolds on a global scale, across the 45 countries where Extinction Rebellion has significant presence.
We hope you will join the actions in Hamilton, where the following has been planned so far;
On April 15th we kick off the week by meeting up in front of city hall at 4PM to hand over a thank you card to our mayor and city council for declaring a climate emergency and to remind them of the joined effort that lies ahead to deal with our climate crisis.
After that, at roughly 5PM we will take our banners and flags for a friendly and fun walk around the block, with a stop including a die in and singing by Jackson Square.
Please come out for this family friendly event, to spread the message of climate emergency and need for action across our amazing city.
Costumes, signs and music are components that are more than welcome! Consider dressing up as the thing you are afraid of loosing (bees, bugs, polar bears, flowers, etc.) or those who are part of the problem ( big oil, politicians, TD bank, etc). Let your imagination flow! The more noticeable the better!
Hope to see as many as you as possible join this event and meet your community.
If you are interested in participating in the die in or choire part, please respond to this email to coordinate further.
Meeting on Saturday 13th for event coordination and info. Wentworth room at Hamilton Central Library
April 13th-22nd; Artists for Climate Action (AFCA)
Coordinated by our incredible Neil Woodley, this is a phenomenal art show with more than 40 uber-talented artist, all gathered at The Spice Factory.
Please make sure you go there at least once! Free admission and open every day until 5pm.
April 15th-19th; The Talk
Headed for Extinction and What to Do About It -The Talk, is given every day of the week at noon at the Spice Factory. Come by in your lunch hour and bring friends and colleagues!
April 20th; Four Bridges: Banner Drop and Climate March
Our sisters and brothers in Toronto are having this event on the Saturday 20th, 2pm-5pm Please consider coming out to support them as well.
For more details https://www.facebook.com/events/331844997677100/
If you would like to carpool or join us on the train on the day, respond to this email as well and we will coordinate.
Stay tuned for the latest 350 news.