Hamilton 350 Committee

Making Hamilton a leader in the fight for climate justice

Saturday, 25 November, 1 - 2pm | Gore Park, King and James

Speakers include Hamilton Centre MP Matthew Green, Dr. Susie O'Brien of MacGreenInvest, and Ian Borsuk, Executive Director of Environment Hamilton. Radical rap courtesy of Lee Reed.

In the run-up to the next UN global climate talks (COP28), and as fossil fuel companies are publishing another round of obscene multi-billion dollar profits, more than 200 communities around the world have been coming together in November for a Global Day of Action.

As reported in The Guardian, Canadian pipeline companies Enbridge and TC Energy are among the top 10 companies lobbying for legislation to ban or restrict democratic protests, along with Exxon and Koch Industries.

Enbridge is the largest local source of GHG emissions in Hamilton. It is currently pushing for a new pipeline across the city that would increase local gas consumption by nearly one-fifth.

Join us at the Pay Up, Power Up rally to demand:

  • A ban on fossil fuel hook-ups for new buildings.
  • Subsidies for heat pumps installations, including in tenant-occupied buildings.
  • Compensation for climate damage from Enbridge and other fossil fuel companies.

Take a look at some of the other Pay Up, Power Up events from around the world:

 

21 Feb 2024: Video of call with Jack Gibbons of OCAA: Tripling Ontario’s renewables by 2035

Jack Gibbons, Chair of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) delivered a powerful  message at our February Action Update. He discussed how we  could expedite the delivery of clean energy while reducing the cost to the citizens of Ontario. He also demonstrated clearly why the Ford government is moving in the opposite direction.

Watch the video here. Chat comments and questions are available here.

14 Feb 2024: Hamilton City Council today unanimously endorsed a motion supporting the OEB’s rejection of Enbridge’s proposed gas pipeline subsidy

Enbridge’s proposal would shift the cost of building of new gas pipelines onto its customers. Doug Ford has threatened to overrule the OEB’s rejection. See the motion, as well as a supporting email from Environmental Defence.

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We urgently need systemic change to address and minimize the effects of the climate crisis being felt all over the world. While Hamilton 350 can’t solve the world’s problems, we’re doing what we can to address the situation in our own backyard.

To do that, we need you and your energy, whether it’s for ongoing work in the committees, below, or for one-off actions and events. Hamilton 350 depends on the efforts of volunteers.

Climate Justice

Focusing on a just transition and ethical practices.

Conservation Matters

Responding to local attacks on the environment.

Elders for Climate Sanity

Taking climate action for the next generation.

Fossil Fuel Resistance

Promoting the transition to renewable energy.

Transportation Action

Pushing for free, frequent and electric public transit.

Other Initiatives

Provide support and direction for Hamilton 350.

If you don’t have spare time on your hands but can afford to make a GoFundMe donation to help further our work:

There are costs associated with organizing and holding events, getting the word out, providing honoraria for speakers and performers, hosting this website, and much more.

Why 350?

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

What are we currently at?

418.51

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

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Climate Justice
    7 Mar 2024 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    One meeting every month will consist of a discussion with a representative from another organization in the Hamilton area. Our goal is…

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  • Climate Justice
    21 Mar 2024 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    https://shorturl.at/bkyHY

    One meeting each month consists of a discussion with a representative of another organization in the Hamilton area. Our goal is to…

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Hamilton! Doug Ford wants you to play a higher gas bill. His corporate friends at Enbridge are opposing a new ruling to protect you. Ford has decided to help his buddies at Enbridge, not you.Join an Energy and Affordability webinar this Wednesday March 6 to protect your pocketbook and our climate from Ford and his greedy corporate buddies at Enbridge. RSVP here:www.jessicabellmpp.ca/rsvp_energy_and_affordability ... See MoreSee Less
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#Ontario -❌SAY NO ❌to publicly funded #climate damage, here:



We're asking Opposition Leaders & MPPs to help put a STOP to Doug Ford’s plans! #onpoli #phaseoutgas #climateaction

QUICK ACTION:

Email your MPP via @leadnow and tell your MPP to say NO to Bill 165!

❌ Don’t let @enbridgegas raise bills, costing an extra $600 per household

✅ Support OEB decision against new gas line subsidies

Flood some Hamilton MPP inboxes👇

If you were planning to tune in to the #HamOnt Council meeting today, and now have nothing to do…

Check out letters from us and @envirodefence on the agenda 🔥

We saw Enbridge’s letter trying to confuse councillors, and we set the record straight 👇

https://pub-hamilton.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=399694

Doug Ford’s “Get It Done” Act worsens housing crisis with sneaky new push for sprawl via @torontostar #stopsprawl #homesincities #ONpoli

Great to see Neal Bonnor being recognized for his clean up efforts with creeks in Dundas and #HamOnt.
He volunteers with @Hamilton_350 & Stewards of Cootes Watershed.

#Waterislife #Ontario

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