Hello Waterloo Region Greens! Here are some events that are sure to be of interest to people who care about the Environment and Social Justice issues.
Elmira Branch, Waterloo Regional Library System
65 Arthur St. South, Elmira ON, N3B 2M6
Attend this informative session where you can participate in discussions and get questions answered. Registration required.
Thursday, March 14 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Climate Action in Waterloo Region: What is our local progress and what are the plans for the future?
Presented by Katarina Milicic, ClimateActionWR
#Fridays4Future Climate Strike
This event is dedicated to building a youth voice to speak up for climate action in solidarity with Greta Thunberg and other young people across the world.
Join the students on FRIDAY, MARCH 15th from 12.30 to 1:30pm in solidarity with a worldwide climate strike outside of MP Bardish Chagger’s office / Waterloo City Hall at 100 Regina Street in Uptown Waterloo. Map The focus will be on youth, but all are welcome.
Kitchener-Waterloo Climate Save, RISE for Climate Waterloo, Divest Waterloo, and the local chapters of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and 350.org would like to facilitate and support youth climate strikes in our region … for their future.
This event will be held the 1st Friday of every month.
Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story
The Nith Valley Ecoboosters are pleased to present an event about food waste. Recent media attention has focused on the amount of food that is wasted each year in Canada. Join the Ecoboosters on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Zion United Church, 215 Peel St., New Hamburg (Map) to view the film “Just Eat It – A food waste story” and hear from three expert panelists who will share their thoughts on this issue.
The panelists include Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer, the director of the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at Wilfrid Laurier University; Dr. Mike von Massow, the OAC Chair in Food System Leadership at University of Guelph; and Jennifer Pfenning, Director of Human Resources and Marketing, Pfenning’s Organic Farms, New Hamburg. Following the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
This event is free but registration is required. To register, use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-eat-it-film-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-53254237859
For more information, email nvecoboosters@gmailcom
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Join CROSS CULTURES magazine’s 18th annual commemoration of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for the entire Waterloo Region
Open to everyone!
From 8:45am to 11:00pm at Kitchener City Hall Map
- we start with indigenous prayer, O Canada and greetings from dignitaries
- morning – focus on students from public, Catholic and private schools
- afternoon – open interactive roundtable and panel discussions, documentaries
- the meaning of being indigenous to a land
- what is race? why racism?
- youth identity
- open for more suggestions and speakers
- evening – peace concert and arts and culture extravaganza
Open invitation to all artists . . . music, drama, spoken word / poetry, dance, visual … and crafts, fashion show ???
CROSS CULTURES has been working on a MUTUAL RESPECT campaign
and last year unveiled the prototype for what is hoped will be completed by March 21st for a monument to be placed at the clock tower entrance of Victoria Park ..
This event is always a work in progress, and we would love to hear from you!