50x30 Faith Event: Communities for climate justice

Event hosted by Faith Climate Justice and 50by30 WR

Feb 22, 2021

50by30WR partnered with the grassroots group Faith Climate Justice to co-host "50by30 Faith", a virtual event engaging faith communities across Waterloo Region on climate science, climate justice, and a shared call to action. Over 140 people virtually attended. The result was an in-depth 1.5 hour dive into a deep call for faith communities to come together to engage on local climate justice work, and help increase the political will for action.

Full livestream of the event 

Presentation by Dr. Chris Fletcher, University of Waterloo

This is an excerpt of the article published in the WR Record. Follow the link to view the full article

Opinion by Scott Morton Ninomiya for Waterloo Region Record

Feb 22, 2021

This decade is crucial in our global fight against climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stated unequivocally that avoiding the potential of ‘runaway’ climate change will require global CO2 reduction of at least 50 per cent by 2030 (50 by 30). It’s time for Waterloo Region to join other municipal leaders and increase our ambition by committing to the 50 by 30 target.


CKMS NEWS - Engaging locally on climate action

CKMS Radio Segment hosted by Shalaka Jhadav

Feb 16, 2021

In part one of this segment, 50by30 campaign organizers talk about the motivations behind the campaign, the need for local climate action, and our work on a petition leading up to a motion to be presented at Regional Council. 

Part two of this series talks about the history of organizing in the Region that the campaign is building on, the importance of building solidarity, and what a just climate future could look like, in the Region.

The ALARM Dialogues: A Climate Conversation

Event hosted by The Museum and 50by30 WR

Jan 27, 2021

The ALARM Dialogues was an event to continue to "ring the alarm" on our climate emergency, co-hosted by 50by30WR and Kitchener's THEMUSEUM, with participation from a wide range of compelling speakers. The event was livestreamed on Jan 27th, 2021, and overall provided a deep dive into why 50by30 is such an important target and movement at this point in time, solutions to help us build a more just, green economy, and many exciting ways to get involved (i.e. we need you!). The event also included presentations on suggested strategies for climate action from five faculty members of the University of Waterloo's Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3).

Full livestream of the event (about 2 hours)

Presentation by Dr. Sarah Burch, University of Waterloo

Presentation by Dr. Byron Williston, Wilfrid Laurier University

Presentation by Dr. Steffanie Scott, University of Waterloo

Presentation by Dr. Paul Parker, University of Waterloo

Presentation by Dr. Amelia Clarke, University of Waterloo

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