Dundas in Transition is an all volunteer, non-profit organization focused on facing the challenges of climate changeand dependence on fossil fuels. We need to face these challenges through increasing local resilience and self-sufficiency in food, water, energy and other vital aspects of life.
The World is Watching - why we must speak up and vote to make climate change a top issue for our Federal leaders in 2015
Join us for a presentation and discussion sponsored byClimate Reality CanadaonSaturday September 19th at 6:30 pmin the Parlour at St. James Church on Melville Street in Dundas.
Ongoing record heat, drought, fires and floods make climate change the most pressing issue of our time
The opportunity to meaningfully address this issue on a much-needed global scale is rapidly shrinking
For the sake of our children, this issue demands our immediate, comprehensive and sustained attention
One of our last and most notable chances comes now with an a major international conference on climate change in Paris this December
We do have the means to wean ourselves off fossil fuels and to initiate a full scale and economically-sound industrial revolution in place of this life-threatening addiction - listen and discuss next Saturday evening.
SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK THE ELECTION CANDIDATES
What is your plan for Canada to set fair and clear emissions targets to endure global average temperatures stay below 2 degrees increase from pre-industrial levels?
Would your party support putting a price on carbon through a tax or fee sufficient to keep the rise in global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius?
What are the main components of your party's plan to promote conservation and the development of renewable energy in Canada?
As a MP, would you work to end all subsidies to coal, oil and gas, including those provided through tax breaks and weal environmental laws?
OUR COMMUNITY GARDEN CONTINUES TO PROVIDE ITS BOUNTY
If you would like to help us manage it, please contact us.
ST. MARK'S CHURCH AND DUNDAS VALLEY SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB
The Blue Dot Movement seeks to engage people across the country to sign petitions urging their local municipalities to issue declarations of the right to a healthy environment. Montreal, Vancouver and Richmond have already passed such statements. Once enough municipalities have done so, the next step is for each province to include similar wording in an environmental bill of rights. Then, with at least seven of ten provinces representing at least 50% of the population onside, the movement’s attention will turn to the Charter.
We have been running the Good Food Box for four years. This is part of our drive to build our local capacity for fresh food. We are running this project in association with Environment Hamilton's Eat Local project. Details of the Dundas project can be found on our GOOD FOOD BOX menu item at the left. Send us an email if you would like to volunteer to help in this project, or if you are interested in becoming a customer.
Hamilton first in Ontario with a Climate Charter
Dundas in Transition has participated in the development of the Hamilton Climate Action Charter. This is an exciting development as Hamilton will be the first community in Ontario to create such a Charter. A copy of this Charter can be downloaded from the Hamilton Climate Change Champions web site. Many Hamilton organizations are signing up, including Dundas inTransition, and you can too as an individual, family, organization or business through the Hamilton Climate Change Champions website.
The Charter was signed by Mayor Bob Bratina on behalf of the City of Hamilton on Wednesday October 26th 2011.
The Council of Canadians has developed resources at systemchange.ca to discuss the changes needed for the community to reduce the impact our current way of life has on the earth's climate. Localization of the economy, reduction of fossil fuel use and a change from a "growth economy" are all discussed.