Why you should be concerned about Bill 23: More Homes Built Faster
50x30 hosted three meetings on what Bill 23: More Homes Built Faster Act, means to organizations, municipalities, and people across the province and the need to urgently mobilize action.
Wednesday, Nov 2
Dianne Saxe, former Environmental Commissioner for Ontario, top environmental lawyer, newly elected Toronto Councilor
Phil Pothen, Environmental Defense
Friday, Nov 4
Gabby Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership
Jeff Henry, Current City of Waterloo Councilor, Planner, and Environmental Advocate.
Tuesday, Nov 8
Andrew McCammon, Ontario Headwaters Institute
Tanya Burkart, ACORN: Peel Chapter
Mili Roy, Co-chair. Ontario Climate Emergency Coalition and Member, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
Southern Ontario Growth Conference (2022)
Part 1: Community Focus
Feb 17, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
The voices in our communities are extremely powerful. Learn why your voice is important, meet others taking action and get your hands on campaigning resources.
Part 2: Municipal Focus
Feb 18, 9:00 - 3:30 pm
Municipalities learn how to best integrate Climate Change into your Official Plan, from the voices of experts, other municipalities, as well as your community.
Waterloo & Woolwich
Woolwich, Wellesley, Cambridge
Cambridge & Wellesley
Kitchener, North Dumfries, Wilmot
ClimateActionWR will be presenting their TransformWR Climate Action Strategy to Waterloo Region Townships and Cities starting May 31 and ending June 22. As the dates for these council meetings draw closer, we're hosting pre delegation meetings to learn how we can delegate alongside each other in support of the report and 50by30.
On September 8th, while catastrophic climate events continue to erupt around us, Kitchener-Waterloo will be demanding emergency-level climate action. Join us at Waterloo Public Square to call for a moratorium on fossil fuel expansion and just transition legislation. Together, we can show our elected officials that climate change will be a central issue to voters this year as record-breaking climate events ravage communities coast-to-coast. Bring face masks, friends, and signs as we demand our politicians to muster up the courage to combat the climate crisis.
On September 8th, while catastrophic climate events continue to erupt around us, Kitchener-Waterloo will be demanding emergency-level climate action.
FILL THE ROOM
Region of Waterloo
Starting end of May and through June, the TransformWR report with its proposed climate action strategy will be getting brought forward to local councils and the Region for approval. We wish to encourage local residents of each municipality to come out in support of the report and 50by30, and consider making a delegation at the council meetings.
We need to 'fill the room'!
Calling on 50by30 supporters to
attend and delegate at upcoming
#PoliticsToday is a virtual series about political issues and engagement in Waterloo Region and the broader political sphere.
In Ep 4 we discussed climate justice efforts in Waterloo Region, as advanced by organizers of the 50 x 2030 campaign
50 by 30 Faith: A Local Call to Action
This event brought together people of faith and goodwill in a space to catalyze further faith-led climate justice action here in our region. It was co-hosted by Faith Climate Justice WR and 50by30 Waterloo Region.
The event will feature speakers from the University of Waterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3), activists and community stakeholders as they weigh in on this past year of sounding the ALARM and the changes that we still need to make.
Imagining a Just, Green Waterloo Region
On Nov 28th 2020, over a 2-hour visualization workshop, residents throughout the region were asked to imagine imperative changes to help us all move towards a more climate-friendly, socially just Waterloo Region.