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Royal Ontario Museum getting ready to hire its first Curator of ClimateChange.

Exciting news: #RoyalOntarioMuseum getting ready to hire its first Curator of #ClimateChange. Warmest congratulations and thanks to the visionary donor, Allan Shiff.

#climateaction #fossilfuels #greentransition

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Climate Energy Environment

Want a green recovery?

For those who want to influence public policy, it is important to speak up when political decisions are being made. There’s one of those moments this week. Until June 9, there is an opportunity to write to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, which is considering how the Canadian government is spending billions of dollars of our money on COVID-19 response. In particular, the committee is studying:

  • a) certain elements of Bill C-13, An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19;
  • b) the provisions and operations of Bill C-14, A second Act respecting measures in response to COVID-19; and,
  • c) the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences

If you want that money to be spent on building back better, write now to the committee, care of:

Maxime Fortin

Procedural Clerk

SENATE OF CANADA | SÉNAT DU CANADA
Committees Directorate | Direction des comités
40 rue Elgin street | Ottawa K1A 0A4
t: 613-990-6080
maxime.fortin@sen.parl.gc.ca
SenCanada.ca

 Your letter should consist of: 

  • your name and contact information; 
  • summary of your main points; 
  • factual information you would like to committee to be aware of (written evidence should generally not exceed 10 pages and in cases where this is not feasible, an executive summary should be provided); 
  • any specific recommendation that you would like the committee to consider including in its report. 

To see the submissions the Committee has already received (and translated), see https://www.sencanada.ca/en/committees/nffn/Briefs/43-1


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Climate Energy Environment

Clean50 calls for #CleanReset

I am glad to have been able to help the outstanding Clean50 (contributors to clean capitalism) deliver a compelling letter to the Prime Minister on Earth Day calling for a #CleanReset of our economy. Read it here. If you can, please send it on to your member of Parliament with an endorsement.

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Climate Energy Environment

Green Economy Heroes podcast

Looking for some hope in hard times? Don’t miss my new podcast on Green Economy Heroes.

Since 2015, I’ve talked with hundreds of audiences across Canada about the climate crisis. A few years ago, most audiences were just learning that we have a crisis. Today, you probably already know that. Now you are more likely to be wondering, is it too late? Where can we find some hope?

The only recipe I know for hope is to first look the facts in the face, and to then work with other people on concrete action. Because the climate crisis affects almost everything, there are a huge number of ways to take action. The good news is that there are amazing people in Canada who are making a living doing exactly that. They are building the green economy that we need to reduce our climate pollution, creating green jobs and helping us get ready for what’s coming.

Each Green Economy Hero podcast features someone you’ll enjoy getting to know. We will explore who they are, what their business are doing, and how it is making a difference. We will hear about their challenges, their successes, and their dreams. And we’ll learn their advice on how you too can start and build a green business.