We're a growing group of volunteers who are concerned about the future of our planet. We focus our efforts in mitigating climate change in and around the City of Toronto.
We'd love to see you at one of our planning meetings. We meet every Tuesday, 7-9pm at Friend's House, 60 Lowther Ave (near the Bloor/St George subway). If it's your first night, please arrive at 6:45pm for orientation.
In order to avoid dangerous climate change, the world needs to redirect investment from fossil fuels to alternative forms of energy that are compatible with climate safety.
The University of Toronto is heavily invested in the fossil fuel industry. Governments and organizations around the world have recognized warming of 2˚C as the threshold where climate change will become dangerous. If we want to stay below that limit, we can emit no more than 565 billion tonnes (gigatonnes) of carbon dioxide. Global fossil reserves contain 2,795 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide, more than enough to drive humanity off the 2˚C trajectory.
The Tar Sands threaten our future well-being, even survival. They're one of the gravest dangers to planetary health, having been described as "game over" for the climate. Yet the Canadian government is pushing ahead, trying to extract this dirty fuel, in order to export the fuel to international markets, gut Canada's resources, and leave Canada poor, polluted and sick.
Toronto350.org is working to stop both the Energy East pipeline, and the Enbridge "Line9" pipeline that flows through Toronto. We also support efforts to stop and shut down other pipelines that wish to transport carbon-heavy, Tar Sands pollution.