Meetings & Events

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1 April 2010: Fossil Fools Day

  • We are making plans for this day of action. But right now we don’t know whether we will be public announcing our plans before we carry them out.

30 March 2010: An event about Grassy Narrows issues, and native activism

  • Our group has helped to arrange this event about logging conflicts in and around an Aboriginal community in northern Ontario. The event is at 7pm, in the Wemple building student lounge, at King’s University College. After an overview of the history of Grassy Narrows — with highlighting the issues of treaty rights, logging and mercury contamination — we will have a conversation about various native activism. This event will be hosted by The Centre for Social Concern. Here is a more detailed Facebook event posting.

15 March 2010: H2oil

  • H2oil will be shown at the Central Library on Monday, March 15th at 7pm, in the Stevenson and Hunt Room.  Here is the Facebook event posting.  Cinema Politica London is showing this film, and we are helping to tell people about the screening.

8 March 2010: Group meeting

  • Climate Justice London is meeting at the Central library at 6pm, in the seating area near the Red Roaster (which likely will be closed). Everyone is welcome to come out.

3 March 2010: Toronto tar sands protest

  • Climate Justice London members will be working with others in London and Toronto to make arrangements for local activists to head out to Toronto for protests against RBC, on the day of their annual general meeting.  In Toronto, London activists will be joining Rainforest Action Network (RAN) campaigners and other activists who will be opposing RBC’s tar sands financing.

1 March 2010: Protesting at the local RBC headquarters

  • We organized a die-in and a rally at the RBC branch/office building downtown. Here are photos and remarks — with links to two videos.

16 February 2010: Green jobs fair

  • Green Jobs Now? Information and Education Fair – Not a job fair.
    London Public Library: Stevenson and Hunt Room: 9:30 registration (and two hours of free parking)
  • Employer panel: 10 am to 12 noon: Put your questions to the employers:
  • Light lunch
  • Educational panel: 12:30 to 2 pm: Put your questions to the educators

15 February 2010: Climate justice meeting

  • Climate Justice London is meeting this Monday at 6pm.  The location isn’t yet finalized.  (We’ve just found out that the central library will be closed, and we haven’t decided on a new location yet.)

13 February 2010: Day of action

  • Around 11am local activists will be joining a day of action against the tar sands, Olympics sponsors, indigenous oppression, and Olympics greenwashing. Climate Justice London will be part of this protest — which some local activists started to plan out during an Activist Assembly meeting.

12 February 2010: Pre-action get together

  • At 3:30 there will be a get-together at the Covent Garden Market to prepare for the day of action the next day. Sign-making will be one activity that we will be getting together there to do.

11 February 2010: The Olympics and the Ugly Truth

  • 7:00 to 10:00pm in the Wemple Student Lounge Extension at King’s University College –
    This event is meant to educate students about the good of the games, as well as the bad. There will be wine, there will be cheese. The organizers promose that the event will be “controversial and informing”. Apparently there will be time for informal discussion about the sides of the Olympics that people at the “Ugly Truth” event want to focus on.

4 February 2010: Activism workshop

  • Our climate justice group is one of the co-sponsors arranging a FREE activism workshop — delivered by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) tar sands campaigners who will be visiting London. This workshop will be in the EVAC space (at 757 Dundas St. E.) at 5:30 pm. The people delivering the workshop will draw from their backgrounds as tar sands campaigners to offer activism skills and knowledge which also can be applied by people tackling other causes. The Facebook event page is here.
  • After the workshop there will be a presentation about the tar sands campaign, and how you can plug in!    Free pizza will be provided.

21 January 2010: Climate Justice London meeting

  • We had a public meeting at the downtown library; we sent a message about it out through our announcements list

11 December 2009: Climate vigil

  • A candle vigil for survival at the Victoria Park Bandshell, at 6:00 pm, on December 11th. A few words of encouragement and hope, lighting of the candles, silent vigil and a reflective walk around the park ending with everyone coming together at the bandshell. (Here is the Facebook event posting.) This London vigil is part of much wider 350.org international climate mobilizing that weekend – http://www.350.org/weekend

30 November 2009: Downtown action

  • We will be meeting at the Covent Garden Market at 11am in the seating area next to Has Beans coffee shop (on the first floor, around the main entrance on the Talbot Street side of the Market). Before noon, we will begin leafletting at a downtown location, where we also may proceed with more confrontational plans — depending on what people who come out want to do. The event posting on Facebook has some more background — with relevant links.

24 November 2009: Crude Impact film screening

  • A free screening of Crude Impact at 3:30pm ‘Labatt’ Health Sciences Building (Room 35), at The University of Western Ontario. We are co-screening this film with Cinema Politica (London), EnviroWestern, and Amnesty International at UWO. You can view the poster [pdf] here.  The Facebook posting for this event is here.

27 October 2009: Climate justice meeting

  • We are meeting this Tuesday at 10am, inside the Central Library, in the lounge area near the Red Roaster coffee shop. If you have ideas and energy, or if you just want to find out about what the Climate Justice group is all about, then we hope to see you this Tuesday. (Here is the Facebook event posting for this meeting.)

24 October 2009: The local “Here Comes the Sun” campaign deadline

  • The London-based Here Comes the Sun campaign aims to convince 350 London citizens to begin using solar energy at their homes, as part of the 350.org campaign against global warming, and related climate changes. Climate Justice London shares the commitment to promote solar power, among other energy sources which are more sustainable. We also support the broader 350.org project’s call to reduce CO2 levels — to below 350ppm.  For information on how you can participate, please visit the web sites of both Here Comes the Sun and 350.org.

24 October 2009: Local events for the International Day of Climate Action

  • At 10:00 am – A gathering at the John Paul II track! (Highbury and Oxford)
  • At 1:30 pm – A panel discussion on “Climate Change and Activism in London and Beyond” at the Wolf Performance Hall in the Central Library

18 October 2009: Climate Justice Londonmeeting

  • We are meeting this Sunday at 4pm at the downtown William’s (between Victoria Park and Richmond). If you think you might be able to help out, or if you just want to find out about what the Climate Justice group is all about, we hope to see you there.

16 October 2009: The Age of Stupid screening at UWO

  • 7pm, University Community Centre (UCC), Council Chambers (3rd floor, rm 315)
    Donations $5 – $10

28 September 2009: Organizing Meeting

  • All supporters of climate justice are invited to get involved in Climate Justice London, and Monday 28 September would be a good time to start.
  • We are meeting to organize some exciting upcoming activities, including a co-sponsored film-showing and other outreach and activist events on and off the UWO campus.
  • Time and Location: At 10:30am sharp, we will meet up just inside the doors that lead from the “Concrete Beach” area into the atrium just inside the UCC. From there, we’ll find a place to sit and begin our meeting. If you have any questions, email <m4cj.london@gmail.com>

21 September 2009: Banner drop

  • A Canadians for Action on Climate Change banner drop to promote the 350.org campaign.

24 August 2009: Climate Justice London Organizing Meeting

  • Join us for our next organizing meeting, on Monday 24 August 2009, at 6:30pm, inside the London Central Library, in the lounge area on the library side of the coffee shop.

29 August 2009: ‘Pedal for the Planet’ in London

9 August 2009: Community Garden Walking Tour

  • Get started growing your own food, with your friends and neighbours! A walking tour of three community gardens in London.
  • Date: Sunday, August 9th
    Starts: 2:00 pm, at Peace Gardens, Forks of the Thames, West end of King St.
    Ends: 5:00 pm, back at Peace Gardens, with shared refreshments and conversation
  • Co-sponsored by Climate Justice London and Post-Carbon London

28 July 2009: Climate Justice London Organizing Meeting

  • Join us for our next organizing meeting, on Tuesday 28 July 2009, at 6:30pm, inside the London Central Library, in the lounge area on the library side of the coffee shop.

22 June 2009: Public Participation Meeting

  • The Environment and Transportation Committee (ETC) will hold a public participation meeting to receive delegations and their comments regarding amendments proposed to the City of London’s Idling Control By-law (By-law PH-9). The meeting will take place Monday, June 22, 2009 at  7:00 p.m. in Committee Rooms #1 & #2, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 300 Dufferin Avenue. Enacted on August 3, 1999,  there will be two versions of the proposed Idling Control By-law amendments presented to the public participation meeting. PLEASE COME OUT TO THIS EVENT and show City Councillors that Londoners take this issue seriously.

8 June 2009: Founding Meeting

  • Join us for the first meeting of Climate Justice London,on Monday 8 June 2009, at 6:30pm, at the East Village Arts Cooperative (EVAC), 757 Dundas Street East (map).
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