On Sunday, September 21, over 3000 Torontonians gathered in Nathan Phillips Square, while hundreds of thousands of people gathered in cities around the world with the same message: we want action on climate change.
Franz Hartmann, TEA’s Executive Director, joined the rally and delivered a message of hope: while climate change is a global problem, we can take action right now in our own city. Franz reminded the crowd that City Hall plays a key role in addressing climate change: including managing how we move (eg. the TTC, roads, bike lanes, walking), how we design our cities, and how to build the green infrastructure we need.
His message was simple: this municipal election is an opportunity to ask our leaders to take action on climate change. Talk to your neighbours and friends, ask council candidates where they stand, and ask them to support TEA’s Green Action Agenda.