Fast for the Climate - October

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Joe Oliver’s office at 511 Lawrence Ave. W. 

ClimateFast * invites you to join the international Fast for the Climate on Thursday October 1st It will be a sunrise to sunset fast, 7 am to 7 pm, and could be a food (liquid only) or carbon (low carbon use) fast. Resources follow.

This date is significant because it is an international day of fasting** in the lead up to the Paris summit AND because it is 18 days before the Canadian election, at which time we MUST elect a climate action friendly government.

We hope to have 300 Canadians fasting in solidarity with ClimateFast and Fast for the Climate on that date, including many people who represent different constituencies in the Canadian public.

Climate change is a moral issue. An essential voice for climate action is the faith community.  

 

And will you send us a photo and brief statement on why you are fasting? We would be pleased to add your name on our webpage.  Please email climatefast@climatefast.ca to confirm your participation. In addition, please register at http://fastfortheclimate.org/en/

On that date ClimateFast supporters will be present outside Joe Oliver’s office at 511 Lawrence Ave. W. during those hours and your fasting in solidarity would be much appreciated.  We will hold a banner ‘Hungry for Climate Justice’ and we will be encouraging other groups to undertake climate actions that day.

The ClimateFast team  climatefast@climatefast.ca 

Hungry for Climate Leadership, Hungry for Climate Justice

* ClimateFast started in 2012. We invite MPs, Senators, and candidates to sign our Pledge for Politicians, pledging to work to put an end to fossil fuel subsidies, to put a price on carbon, and              to develop a renewable energy plan for Canada. To date 130 MPs and 15 Senators have signed the Pledge. We encourage Canadians to ask questions at all candidates' meetings, and to invite candidates to sign the Pledge.

** International Fast for the Climate, http://fastfortheclimate.org   Both the Canadian Interfaith Fast for the Climate, and ClimateFast, fast in solidarity on the first of each month with Fast for the Climate.

Resources:

How to fast – http://climatefast.ca/about-fasting

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS IN OUR ELECTION KIT

These are the links to the 3 fact sheets written by John Dillon regarding the 3 measures in our Pledge for Politicians:
http://www.climatefast.ca/sites/default/files/files/Fact-sheet-on-Fossil-Fuel-Subsidies2.pdfhttp://www.climatefast.ca/sites/default/files/files/Fact-sheet-re-Putting-a-Price-on-Carbon2.pdf
http://www.climatefast.ca/sites/default/files/files/Fact-sheet-on-Renewable-Energy-Plan1.pdf

Here is the Canadian Council of Churches election resource:
http://www.councilofchurches.ca/2015-federal-election/

Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home      the Encyclical declared by Pope Francis

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.htmls 

Islamic Declaration on Climate Change:

http://islamicclimatedeclaration.org/islamic-declaration-on-global-climate-change/