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Dear Green Neighbours

Earth Day 2021 is next Thursday, April 22.  Check out the many opportunities to hear from environmental leaders on how to mobilize locally right now.  Watch a documentary, attend a virtual concrt, take a workshop, plant a tree or a garden.  Even with the pandemic taking up much of our attention and prohibiting public events, people of all ages can still work together to make a difference!
 
Green 11 is a volunteer driven community group. If there is a green initiative that you are interested in starting and recruiting volunteers for, please get in touch with us and we will see how we can support you. If you are wondering if people in Ward 11 are working on a particular green project, get in touch with us and we might be able to point you in the right direction.


Green 11 Monthly Meeting
Friday, April 23, 4-6 p.m.
Please join us at our next meeting, Friday, April 23, 4-6 p.m.  Contact Paul Overy at paul.greenward11@gmail.com to receive log in info for the meeting and to suggest any items for the agenda.



Calls to Action
Take Action on Earth Day
Some suggestions from For Our Kids:

As organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970 realized, Earth Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about climate issues, get on the political agenda, and create momentum for change. This April 22, we're not going to be able to show up for rallies in parks, mass tree plantings, river cleanups or street marches. But we can put the meaning back into Earth Day by calling on decision-makers to be accountable for their promises. Find quick and easy ideas on the For Our Kids action of the month page. Here are a few more:

Withdraw all Grassy Narrows Territory from mining and mineral exploration now!
A mining company is applying to drill for Gold in Grassy Narrows Territory against Grassy Narrows’ will. This could lead to a dangerous gold mine that would compound the harm that mercury, clearcut logging, hydro dams and residential schools have already done to Grassy Narrows’ lives, lands, and way of life. This violation of Grassy Narrows’ Land Declaration is an important threat to Grassy Narrows’ self-determination, rights and culture. Consider signing a letter to Minister Rickford telling him to deny Trillium Gold’s permit to drill at the Leo Project, and withdraw Grassy Narrows Territory from mining activity.


Urgent, bold, ambitious climate action now!
Canada’s current climate target and plan are setting us on a dangerous path to accelerated warming and intensified extreme weather. They’re among the least ambitious targets compared to other developed countries. Canada’s climate plan does not yet contribute enough to a climate-safe future, but we can join countries around the world in doing what it takes.  

When it comes to climate change action, there is a crucial difference between doing something and doing enough. Leading up to the COP26 global climate conference in November, Canada must act with urgency and ambition. We need:
  • an emissions reduction target of at least 60 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 to be equitable and in line with climate science.  
  • an ambitious and achievable plan to meet that target, based on intergenerational justice for Indigenous Peoples, workers and communities.
  • a strong accountability law to ensure current and future governments meet our climate targets.
All levels of government must come to the table with strong climate plans to get us on the right track.  You can sign the David Suzuki Foundation petition and get tips on how to write a letter to the editor.


Get the Federal Infrastructure Bank back on track
According to Ontario Clean Air Alliance, the Trudeau government's new Infrastructure Bank is off to a bad start with its decision to extend a low-interest loan to a project that will increase greenhouse gas emissions.  The bank plans to lend $655 million to a company building a transmission line across Lake Erie.  This line will have two effects:
  • It will allow Ontario's gas fired power plants to export even more electricity to the United States
  • It will allow Ontario to import more power from a U.S. system that still has coal-fired electricity and lots of gas-fired electricity.
Both of these impacts will lead to increased climate damaging pollution from electricity production.  Ontario Clean Air Alliance is calling on the federal government to step in and tell the bank that it should use its low-cost money to support real climate solutions, including improving transmission connections between Ontario and Quebec, supporting cost-effective energy efficiency projects, and ramping up our renewable energy capacity. Find out more and sign on the OCAA letter to Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Catherine McKenna.


Earth Day Events

U of T Earth Week Challenge - April 18-25
Join the U of T Trash Team for a week-long challenge to learn about and reduce single-use waste! To celebrate Earth day, we’re encouraging people of all ages to take part in our Earth Day Challenge, a week-long exploration into all the single-use waste we come across in our daily lives. It all begins Sunday April 18!
  • Step 1: Download the U of T Trash Team Earth Day Challenge Card and mark off all the items you use until Earth Day (Thursday April 22).
  • Step 2: Pledge which 3 single-use waste items you will avoid using on Earth Day.
  • Step 3: After your pledge, take 5 minutes for a bit of personal reflection with a short survey about your experience and new knowledge on waste reduction!
Read more here


Earth Day Initiative 2021 - Virtual Stage
Sunday, April 18, 12 to 8 p.m.
A full line-up of speakers and presentations will explore issues like green living, sustainable business, and community-building around environmental issues.  Featuring prominent climate activists, scientists, celebrities, community leaders, performers, and public officials in a line-up of interactive panels and discussions. Info here



Earth Day Initiative 2021 - Virtual Festival
Monday, April 19, 12 to 7 p.m.
Future Meets Present and Gather have created an incredible and dynamic virtual reality space that harkens back to video games from the 1990s, where attendees can explore via their own avatar and talk with exhibitors and other attendees via live video chat windows that automatically pop up when avatars approach each other.  The virtual festival provides an opportunity for environmental organizations and attendees to come together for Earth Day 2021 even when we can’t be together in person, continue the climate conversation in this pivotal year, and identify ways to make a positive impact. Info here



A Good War – Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency
Thursday, April 22, 2 p.m.
How can we take large-scale climate action to provide a healthy world for future generations? The task is daunting–but there’s hope. Canadian author Seth Klein’s new book, A Good War, explores how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. Join this conversation with Sierra Club British Columbia climate justice campaigner Anjali Appadurai, SCBC lead organizer Flossie Baker and Seth Klein as they discuss the obstacles to meaningful climate action and what we can do to overcome them. Register here.



ClimateFast Earth Day Webcast: Healing our Earth - Together
Thursday, April 22nd, 6 p.m.
If there were a hospital for sick planets, Mother Earth would be in the ICU in severe respiratory distress. It’s a critical time as we navigate our recovery from the global pandemic, a time to remember and value the connection between the health of people, planet, and all living things. The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat all depend on natural systems that are threatened by development, pollution and over-exploitation. Living in harmony with our planet can lead us forward. We can embrace the opportunity to reimagine and build a better world.

This Earth Day, join us as we take a pause to reflect on how to better respect, protect and restore our planet’s life support systems, so that we can chart a path to a flourishing future for the generations to come, and heal ourselves in the process. Speakers include:
  • Shelba Deer – Nishnawbe-Kwe & Haudenoshaunee
  • Colleen Lynch - Poet, ClimateFast & Toronto350
  • Guy Dauncey – ‘The Economics of Kindness’
  • Leslie Solomonian – Naturopathic Doctors for Environmental & Social Trust
  • David Burman - Drawdown Solutions
  • Lyn Adamson - ClimateFast on Kitchen Table Climate Conversations
  • Dr. Courtney Howard - CAPE - Planetary Health & Healing
  • Gail Whitlow – Mohawk Elder
Register here


Earth Day Panel with University of Toronto's Koffler Scientific Reserve
Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m.
Hear from experts on their research to understand and protect the planet, and what you can do to help! Learn about climate change, global warming, habitat fragmentation, urban biodiversity, plastic pollution, and more with the esteemed panelists! Register here.



Climate Live Concert
Saturday, April 24
Climate Live Canada is a group of youth climate activists and musicians that are planning concerts here in Canada as a part of a larger international movement. On April 24 and October 16, 2021, over 40 international chapters of Climate Live will bring artists, activists, and scientists to their respective country’s stage to advocate for climate justice.
Internationally, Climate Live is being supported by Greenpeace, 350.org, Fridays For Future, Oxfam, and many other organizations, with individual support from Greta Thunberg, Declan McKenna, Glass Animals, and other industry professionals. Register here for line up and ticketing updates.



ClimateFast Earth Day Tree Planting Action Project
Planting trees, particularly ones that bear fruit, has tremendous benefits to the planet, people, and communities. From encouraging pollinators, to capturing carbon, to localizing food supply, trees are truly magic. This spring, in honour of all that trees do, we invite you to donate a tree and encourage others in your network to do the same! And while you're at it, why not get a tree for your own back yard? Last year, Thorncliffe Park Urban Farmers received and planted nearly 40 trees to create an urban orchard. You are invited to join in a spring planting of fruit trees in Toronto neighbourhoods.  You can donate funds to cover a tree in a community garden or purchase a tree for your own property. Delivery will be early May (May 1 – 8 most likely).  Order here.


 Green Online Events and Webinars

Climate Ventures Conversations: Dr. Melissa Lem
Tuesday, April 20 at 12 p.m.
What’s good for our health is good for the planet, and vice versa. Green corridors for active transportation reduce carbon emissions and improve the mental and heart health of active commuters. Protecting our forests and wild spaces helps them act as carbon sinks and gives us more places to de-stress. And being in and around nature has significant positive impacts on our physical and mental health.

Dr. Melissa Lem, President-Elect of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and Director of PaRx (Canada's first national, evidence-based nature prescription program)
, is a powerful voice for change, advocating for doctors and Canadians alike to address what’s been called the biggest global health threat of the 21st century: the climate crisis. Join the conversation! Register here


The Power to Act - Climate Change and Proportional Representation
Wednesday, April 21, 7-8 p.m.
With the high stakes of climate change at risk, it’s worth asking if there is a better way to elect governments in order to enact policies the majority of voters want and need. Join Fair Vote Toronto for a webinar with Fridays For Future Toronto, exploring the challenges and opportunities electoral systems create through the lens of pursuing strong climate policy. Our panelists will explore climate action, activist strategy and the political potential of adopting proportional representation, an electoral system that gives voters the power to act by rewarding cooperation over competition. Register here



Creative Solutions for a New World Climate & Artists Series
Wednesdays, April 21, May 5 &19, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Join Season 3 of this free Climate and the Arts webinar series continuing every second Wednesday until May 19th. Your one-time registration signs you up for the entire Season 3 webinar series and to receive free video replays of each presentation. Please visit www.CreativelyUnited.org to learn more about upcoming presentations. Register here



TRCA Offers Free Online Spring Activities
  • Apr 21 Composting at Home
  • Apr 22 Gardening in a Changing Climate
  • Apr 24 Planning Your Community Garden Plot
Register here


EECOM 2021 Exploring the Nature of Cities: Urban Environmental Education
April 21-24

With most of the world’s population living in urban areas, helping citizens understand their impact on their environments is key to making cities more sustainable and livable. EECOM 2021’s theme is well-timed to address growing concerns about the climate crisis. EECOM 2021 is being chaired by EcoSchools Canada, the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE), and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Sustainability Office. It will be based out of the University of Toronto. Read more about the conference here.


Climate Music Icarus Concert – What Does Global Heating Feel Like?
Tuesday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Dianne Saxe  will be hosting another fascinating event in the Massey College series to build public support for strong climate action, called Massey is Missing COP 26. ClimateMusic, a US NGO, has commissioned powerful original music to help us hear and experience in our bodies what the climate crisis will feel like. Join us on Zoom for a sample of the music and an interview with the composer. There will be an opportunity for questions afterwards. Learn more here. 

Recordings of most of the previous sessions are also available on the Massey College YouTube channel, including the February 18 Black Voices in Climate Action, and the March 8 conversations between Massey junior fellows, Dianne Saxe and senior curators of the Royal Ontario Museum.



Lake Ontario Evening on Eco-health
Wednesday, April 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Have you ever noticed how much better you feel after a walk in nature? Time in green spaces not only improves our mental well-being, it has also been linked to a decreased incidence of health issues such as respiratory and heart conditions. Join this webinar to learn about the growing evidence of the benefits of healthy ecosystems on human health and well-being. You will discover the basics of eco-health, the science behind it, and even get a chance to practice it. Register here.  Lake Ontario Evenings are a speaker series hosted by the Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan. Events are free and open to the public.


Militarism and Climate Change: Disaster in Progress
Thursday, April 29, 2021 • 7:00 p.m.
Both anti-war and climate movements are fighting for justice and life for all people on a livable planet. It's increasingly clear that we can't have one without the other. No climate justice, no peace, no planet. Join World Beyond War and Science for Peace for a webinar on the intersections between climate justice and anti-war movements. Register here. Host Contact Info: canada@worldbeyondwar.org



Green News and Resources

Strengthened CEPA will be the backbone of a green and just recovery
Environmental health advocates welcome the first federal recognition of the right to a healthy environment in a bill to better protect Canadians from toxics: Parliament must prioritize modernization of Canadian Environmental Protection Act. A report from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development in 2017 recommended sweeping reforms to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), which dates back to 1999.
 
“The recognition of a right to a healthy environment in CEPA is an important step forward. However, the bill should ensure that this right has a positive impact on the lives of everyone in Canada, especially vulnerable populations who have long been denied environmental justice and disproportionately experience cumulative impacts of multiple interacting hazards. Bill C-28 is important as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone in Canada needs adequate protection from environmental pollution and exposure to toxic chemicals that threaten their health and increase their chances of developing serious illnesses.”  Read more here



Your voice at the table: A guide to mobilizing local government climate action
Over the past few years, cities and towns around the world have declared climate emergencies, acknowledging the severity of the crisis we’ve gotten ourselves into. But declaring a climate emergency is just a first step. Governments at all levels need to tackle this emergency by creating and implementing strong climate plans that include ambitious goals and strategies for achieving them.

As a resident of your town or city, your voice is powerful — probably more so than you think. You elect the council members who represent your interests and concerns, and they are responsible to you. You also have access to these elected officials and a right to let them know what you want to see in your community.

This David Suzuki Foundation guide will help you connect with like-minded residents and organizations in your community so you can work together on the issues you care about.



Claim the Climate Action Incentive payment
In Ontario, it is $300 and up, so be sure to file your taxes! Info here


VeraCity: Fight for Tomorrow documentary
10 things we learned about the climate crisis from the documentary 'The Fight For Tomorrow'
Megan Robinson’s eye-opening VeraCity documentary The Fight For Tomorrow made it clear that the climate crisis isn’t somebody else’s problem.


Seaspiracy documentary
A few reviews of the new Netflix film here:
Seaspiracy shows why we must treat fish not as seafood, but as wildlife
What Seaspiracy Got Right, And What It Missed



Five great new green innovations – from pop-up rodent tents to tyre dust traps
Earth Optimism 2021 summit showcases practical conservation solutions.  See the ways technology is making a difference.


Mother Earth's Emoji Challenge
Random Acts of Green's Mother Earth’s Emoji Challenge has one objective: Make Mother Earth feel loved. We know there are MANY reasons why Mother Earth may feel sad or angry. From causing plant and animal species to go extinct, to polluting waters, to filling oceans with plastics … We need more reasons to make Mother Earth feel loved. RAG is encouraging you to work through 20 Green-Acts this April. Register here to participate and get great ideas!

 
Zero Waste News and Events

Zero Waste Cafe: Carbon Neutrality Edition!
A panel discussion on "Individual Action for Collective Impact"

Monday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Organized by The Zero Waste Cafe. Hosted by Inwit. Co-hosted by Greenpeace Canada. Moderated by Brianna Aspinall of Carbon Conversations TO, featuring a conversation and Q&A with special guest panelists. Free! Register here



Repair Cafe Online
Tuesdays, April 20, 27, and May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Join Repair Cafe Toronto’s crew of 'fixers' to learn how to maintain - and repair - your sewing machine, small appliance, computer, or bike! Register here

Computer Care Workshop (April 20)
If you are experiencing software problems (operating system, viruses, tools and settings, memory and applications) with your laptop and don’t know where to begin this is a good place to start. Fixer: Alvin Ramoutar

Small Appliance Care Workshop (April 27)
These workshops will discuss common failures for small electrical appliances and home electronics. It will examine common problems with wiring and power connections, fuses, switches, motors heating element and sound equipment. Fixer: Andre Decuzzi

Bike Maintenance and Tune Ups (May 4)
It's Spring and time to get your bike ready for warm weather. This workshop will demonstrate how to get your tires pumped up, check the brakes and cables. Fixer: Alan Stummer.



City of Toronto hosting 3Rs Ambassador training online in April

Part 1: Tuesday, April 20, 2-4 p.m.; Part 2: Tuesday, April 27, 2-4 p.m.
or Part 1: Thursday, April 29, 7-9 p.m.; Part 2: Thursday, May 6, 7-9 p.m.


Do you live in a multi-residential building with City of Toronto waste service? Apply to join the 3Rs Ambassador volunteer program to get training delivered by City of Toronto waste staff. You’ll learn about Toronto’s waste system and get tips to help you reach out to your neighbours. Many leading buildings in the Zero Waste High-Rise project have 3Rs Ambassadors in their buildings! The training is held online over two sessions with afternoon and evening options in April. Learn more about the 3R Ambassador program here and complete the City of Toronto’s application form to be considered for the April sessions.



It's time for Toronto to ditch single use plastic!! Ward 4 virtual town hall
Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Councillor Gord Perks and Parkdale High-Park for Climate Action present a Ward 4 virtual town hall and discussion. We all have a responsibility to help reduce the single-use plastics that are damaging our world. Join in for a conversation about what our local governments, businesses and individuals can do to play their part. Panelists for the event will include Councillor Gord Perks, experts from Roncy Reduces, the Toronto Environmental Alliance, Canary and Fox and InWit along with members of the Parkdale High-Park community. Register here.



Become a Food Defender! No-Waste Eating Two-Day Series
Let's Get Scrappy -  Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m.
Waste Wise Legacy - Thursday, April 29, 6 p.m.

In celebration of Earth Month 2021, Second Harvest continues to offer our free e-learning offerings with Food Defenders, our first-ever two-day culinary learning series. This series features special guests who have mastered the fine art of using their food to its greatest potential—from nose to tail and root to shoot. They will also share recipes for you to download, a Waste Wise Guide, and more!  Click here to register on one or both days.



Zero Waste High Rise Project update: Virtual Tour and Learning Session with Windmill Line Co-op
Last month, the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) held another learning session and virtual tour with a leading building. Watch the virtual tour of Windmill Line Co-op to see their recycling room and their awesome cooking oil collection set-up! You’ll hear from the resident leader of the newly formed Green Committee and the Property Manager to learn more about how they worked together to introduce this cooking oil collection service during COVID-19. The video also includes their tips for how resident leaders and property managers can work together to reduce waste.


Secondhand Sunday - postponed to September
Visit secondhandsunday.ca  to learn more.


More Zero Waste News and Events
For more zero waste related news and events taking place across Toronto check out Zero Waste Hub Toronto on Twitter and Facebook !

                      
Urban Agriculture Events, News and Resources

Gardening with Kids Featuring Emma Biggs
Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m.
In this family friendly program, teen gardener Emma Biggs will let you in on the fun she's having in her own urban garden. Explore gardening places and spaces, as Emma shares with you how she gardens on the roof, on the driveway, in wicking beds, in the ground—and in a neighbour’s yard—growing over 100+ tomato varieties, giant tomatoes, and lots of other fun and unusual plants. You'll leave with fun project ideas for your own garden, like a sunflower house, and cool plant ideas, such as exploding seed pods that kids (and adults!) will adore.Suitable for children aged 12 and under to join the family fun! Register here


Seeds and Seedlings with Sundance Harvest
Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m.
Learn how to start healthy and vibrant seedlings that will yield bounty after bounty all season long! The 101 from seed to seedling will be covered and there will be a Q+A! Register here



Emergency Food Forum
Wednesdays, April 14, 21, 28, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
For the past 2 years, people from around Ontario have gathered to discuss shared concerns and issues with our current industrial food system. Last year, these discussions gave rise to concerted actions and collaborative initiatives such as the Open Letter, an open call to governments to support healthy equitable local food systems through policy, and the Eco-Just Food Network, a grassroots network to actively build a local food system within the GTA. This April, on three Wednesday evenings, the Emergency Food Forum convenes again to build on the lessons and momentum of 2020. The 3-day series of forums is geared towards action and concrete solutions to our broken food system. Register here More info here



The Importance of Growing Gardens
Saturday, April 24, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Kairos Blanket Exercise Teaching & Sharing Circle presented by Mary-Anne Kechego. In this session, The Importance of Growing Gardens, Mary-Anne Kechego will talk about the importance of growing gardens as a way to remind us that all the plants that we grow can help to “sustain us in life”.  The presentation will explain the relationship between sowing seeds and the cycles of the moon and will help us all to “touch the earth, plant a seed, sing nurturing songs to it… and give healing to our spirit”. Register Here


Food Resources
Toronto Urban Growers
Foodshare
Grow Food Toronto
Get GrowingToronto

Toronto Seed Exchange  
City resources: Food banks, meal programs, meal delivery, and more


Active Transportation

Midtown ActiveTO Public Meeting
Tuesday April 27, 7 p.m.
A complete #ActiveTO street with #CafeTO is coming to Midtown, on Yonge Street between Bloor Street and Davisville: walk, roll, & bike alongside patios, and planters while drivers have places to park and drive. Construction anticipated in June and July. More info



Nature Therapy in Toronto
The top 20 walks in Toronto: Whether it's a half-hour trip to a dog park or a trek along the Humber or Don, here's our guide to enjoying the city's parks and recreation
Note Ward 11 is included in walks 2, 18 & 19!

4 essential Toronto audio tours for your next walk: These audio tours and walking podcasts will guide you through your next neighbourhood stroll

Winging it: A short guide to birdwatching in Toronto: Spotting birds that call the city home is a great way to get outdoors and stay in tune with nature



Walk Toronto gets action! City to modify misleading “No Exit” signs as a result of Walk Toronto's campaign
In February 2021, Walk Toronto launched a campaign and map to demonstrate the need to change misleading “No Exit” signs where there was in fact a pedestrian (and often cycling) exit. On April 8, 2021, City Council passed a motion directing Transportation Services staff to implement changes to clarify No-Exit signage where pedestrian access is still permitted and to begin installation of the new signs in 2021. Thank you to Walk Toronto, and everyone else who contributed, for this quick, excellent, successful campaign! Keep an eye out to see the results implemented in person as you walk in Toronto this Summer! Read more



Grants & Opportunities

Get a Free Tree from Toronto’s Community Canopy
The City is investing in tree planting and stewardship on private land to help enhance and expand our urban forest and to improve the health of the environment. With some of the greatest potential on private land, everyone's help is needed to reach our 40% canopy cover target. Trees around homes will not only help reduce the amount of energy your home requires, but they also add to your property value, reduce your carbon footprint, improve the air quality, and more effectively catch storm water runoff. There are still free trees available through the Community Canopy Arbor Day Foundation program. Visit here to reserve your tree. Please note that trees are first come, first served, and may be claimed quickly


Future Ground Prize - applications now open
The David Suzuki Foundation is proud to announce the first ever “Future Ground Prize,” presented by Desjardins and supported by Nature’s Way — now open for applications! Designed for groups and organizations throughout Ontario, the contest will celebrate those that are actively making a positive impact on the environment within their communities and cultivating a better future for all.

Contestants have the chance to win up to $5,000 and an exclusive virtual meeting with renowned scientist, environmentalist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki .See full contest details or submit your project! The David Suzuki Foundation’s Future Ground Prize will accept applications from Ontario groups and organizations until April 26, 2021.



Park People's City Parks survey
Park People is conducting a survey, and they want to hear from you. The survey explores how Canadians have been using city parks and green spaces during COVID-19, and how parks can be improved moving forward. Complete the survey by April 26 and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card! You can learn more about Park People here


Circular Innovation City Challenge
Toronto has joined New York City, Amsterdam, Glasgow, and Copenhagen as a partner in the Circular Innovation City Challenge. The challenge is a global call to action for innovators with digital and data-driven solutions that can help cities reduce their carbon footprint and become more circular. The challenge prize is a potential pilot project with a participating city and/or a business/community group that the city may be able to foster a connection with.

Do you have a solution that can help businesses and people make the most of our resources? Submit your digital solution by April 23



Youth Climate Leadership Program
Youth Challenge International is now accepting applications for its Youth Climate Leadership Program starting on May 19th. This 6-month leadership program allows youth aged 19-25 in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to:
  • Grow skills through leadership training on youth mobilization, project design, community development, climate science, and climate communications.
  • Design and implement a climate action project with exclusive resources, including customized coaching, mentorship, peer-to-peer support, and funding support.
  • Join our Climate Action Network of 200+ youth and change-makers across the GTHA to learn and grow with, to make an impact in their communities.
Find the application form here. Check out this short video that Climate Action Catalysts created in the program, featuring team Secure the Food Mississauga. They won a prize for their innovative project which helps high-rise dwellers grow fresh produce and herbs inside their homes!


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