Mississauga Climate Action
To prepare for the City of Mississauga Climate Action Plan consultations, register for a special deep dive workshop on the Climate Action Plan on Wednesday October 16th, 7:00 -9:00pm at the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga. Check the website at www.mississaugaclimate.ca to register. There are a limited number of workshop spots so register early!
Mississauga Climate Action is a community-based, solutions focused group of concerned citizens that meets on alternating Wednesdays in the Great Hall and engages in other community activities.
The City of Mississauga Climate Action Plan consultations are officially underway. Please plan on attending one of three Town Halls on Wednesday, October 2 , 7 to 9 p.m. at the Meadowvale Community Centre, Tuesday October 8, 3 to 7 p.m., University of Toronto Mississauga or Thursday October 10. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre.
Getting Effective Climate Action from our Next Federal Government is Everybody’s Business
On Wednesday September 18, 2019, Mississauga Climate Action, a new community-based climate group, gathered to hear from two amazing women who are working to bring about climate action in their own organizations.
Angela of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers gave a fascinating presentation about the potential for investment in social and climate action through the national postal service.
Canada Post has more outlets than other business in Canada, including Tim Hortons (yes, this is shocking). They have the largest fleet of any commercial operation. The government has a fantastic opportunity to invest in electric vehicles and energy efficient building technology through the postal office. Other countries have used their postal services to roll out green technology and social innovations including electric vehicles and solar panels, making money for the public purse and green tech more affordable for all. Imagine if every post office also came with a charging station! To find out more visit deliveringcommunitypower.ca
We learned that at this very moment the federal government could revive the dying GM plant by committing to electrify their fleet while creating thousands of good paying jobs. With the federal election the time is perfect for our government to commit to a tangible climate action!
The second exciting announcement was from Heliya Babazadeh-Olghi of the City of Mississauga Environment Team who came to share that the Climate Action Plan consultations are officially underway. Please plan on attending one of three Town Halls on Wednesday, October 2 , 7 to 9 p.m. at the Meadowvale Community Centre, Tuesday October 8, 3 to 7 p.m., University of Toronto Mississauga or Thursday October 10, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre.
If you want a federal government that takes meaningful climate action, you can join a Mississauga Climate Action team. Our federal election campaign team will link you up with other MCA friends who are attending the same debate. For more about the dates, times and locations of the debates. https://www.mississaugaclimate.ca/campaigns/federal-election
It should be fun and interesting to hear our candidates respond to solution focused climate questions such as:
Climate change is a crisis, but there are solutions that can create and maintain good jobs. For example, jobs like those at Canada Post and in vehicle manufacturing. Will your government talk bold action and invest in a green economy by electrifying the Canada Post and other federal fleets and at the same time?
As you may know, our City is current running consultations on an invocative and exciting climate action plan. As you may be aware, the Seimens report on green tech here in Mississauga indicates over 230,000 good jobs would be created right here while substantially lowering our GHG emissions? Will you commit, as our local representative, to ensuring that Mississauga receives sufficient federal funding and cooperation to make this plan a reality, lowering emissions and creating good jobs?
What will your government do in the first 100 days in office to address this climate crisis?
There are lots of other interesting ways to get involved in climate action, these are just two of the ways MCA invites you to get involved.
By Susan Berry, Core Team Member, Mississauga Climate Action
September 19, 2019