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Hamilton's Climate Action Group

Getting off gas
Divesting from Fossil Fuels
Fighting Urban Sprawl
Transit for All

Action Updates

This section lists the most recent monthly Action Updates for which we have video recordings. See our YouTube channel for older Action Updates and other videos.

Apr 2024: Dr. Mili Roy
CAPE Ontario and OCEC
Dr. Roy discusses the impact of the climate crisis on health and what CAPE and OCEC are doing about it.

Mar 2024:
Green Life, Green Death
Issues with corporate funerals and an exploration of natural and sustainable alternatives

Feb 2024: Jack Gibbons
Chair, OCAA

Ontario Clean Air Alliance plan to triple renewable energy by 2030

Oct 2023: Alex Wilson
Councillor, Ward 13
Resisting the forced urban boundary expansion

Take Action

Hamilton 350 works with numerous allies across the environmental spectrum. We support the following actions that you can take to help make a difference. For scheduled events in our local area, see Upcoming Events.

shift

Tell your pension fund to vote for climate safety at this April’s Big Bank AGMs.
shift

4 April, 1pm ET: Webinar to present key findings from Shift's 2023 Canadian Pension Climate Report Card.
sue-big-oil

11 April, 10pm ET: Join the Sue Big Oil 101 Webinar for an overview of the Sue Big Oil campaign.

Action groups are where the real work happens in support of our campaigns. Action groups meet every week or two, depending on the group and current needs. Multiple action groups can work on any one campaign, and multiple campaigns can be associated with any one action group. 

Climate
Justice

Focusing on a just transition and ethical practices.

Group page 

Conservation
Matters​

Responding to local attacks on the environment.

Group page 

Elders 4 Climate
Sanity

Taking climate action for the next generation and beyond.

Group page  

Fossil Fuel
Resistance​

Promoting the transition to renewable energy.

Group page 

Transit
Matters​

Pushing for free, frequent and electric transit.

Group page 

Other Initiatives

A few other groups provide support and direction for Hamilton 350. These include the Steering Committee (responsible for setting overall goals and direction); the Welcoming Committee (responsible for orienting new members); and Digital Communication (responsible for our website, social media content, email bulletins, and general IT matters).

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Earth Day Weekend outside the offices of MPPs Neil Lumsden and Donna Skelley

Fossil Fools Day at the RBC branch at Locke and Main Streets in Hamilton was a great success!

Check out our photo wall from the rally

The “Dundas Four” under arrest at the RBC branch in Dundas

Four members of Hamilton 350’s Elders 4 Climate Sanity (E4CS) were arrested inside the RBC branch in Dundas at the Stop Destroying Earth rally on 22 March. They are due to appear in court in April.

It took six police officers in five patrol cars to accomplish the arrest.

For more details and interviews with the fab four, see the Hamilton Spectator article, No one is too young or too old to be a climate activist, by Susan Clairmont, 2 April 2024.

You can also check out more images from the rally and the arrest.

A perfect summing up of the Doug Ford administration

“…an ideological commitment to fossil fuels at the expense of consumers’ wallets and the future survival of our society.”

This from an article by Toronto journalist Marco Chown Oved in the Hamilton Spectator explaining clearly why the provincial government is taking us backward by at least a decade.  

Upcoming Events

22
May

Conservation Matters

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    2024-05-22
    17:00 - 18:00
    22
    May

    H350 Action Update

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    2024-05-22
    19:00 - 20:30
    22
    May

    Fossil Fuel Resistance

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    2024-05-22
    19:30 - 20:30
    24
    May

    E4CS Bank Action

  • King & Sydenham, Dundas View on Map
    2024-05-24
    11:30 - 12:30
    29
    May

    Conservation Matters

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    2024-05-29
    17:00 - 18:00
    05
    Jun

    Conservation Matters

  • https://shorturl.at/bkyHY View on Map
    2024-06-05
    17:00 - 18:00

    350 represents 350 parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.

    We are currently at 424.55

    For this statistic—and much more—see the website CO2-Earth .
    Wampum belt
     

    Hamilton 350 acknowledges that we are on the traditional lands of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga peoples, which are governed by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Agreement and are covered by the Great Lakes Purchase of 1792.