Groups of Society members participated in two events as part of the week-long global Climate Strike protests to pressure world leaders to take effective action to stop climate change.
On Friday, September 20, Society members gathered at Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave. in Toronto to distribute information to commuters at that busy intersection. The leaflet, which was developed by the Toronto & York District Labour Council, raised awareness about the need to act and upcoming Climate Strike protests in Toronto.
The Society also sent a contingent down to the massive September 27 Climate Strike protest at Toronto’s Queen’s Park. Led by young people, the demonstration drew tens of thousands of supporters and included a diversity of speakers, including a member of the International Brotherhood of Electricity Workers. The IBEW representative spoke about the importance of a just transition for all workers in fossil fuel-intensive industries and Ontario’s clean energy grid.