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Find Petitions, Events + Actions, General Knowledge, Theatre Resources and more.


PETITIONS & CAUSES

DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION - BLUE DOT
Blue Dot
 – An initiative started from by David Suzuki Foundation that seeks to encourage all levels of government to recognize the basic right to live in a healthy environment. Help Canada join 110 other countries that already recognize this right! 
http://bluedot.ca/

LINE 9 SHUT DOWN
Line 9 Shutdown
 – Support Vanessa Gray, Aamjiwnaang activist who shut down the Line 9 Pipeline in December 2015. Vanessa is the subject of Broadleaf's "Chemical Valley Project"
http://line9shutdown.ca/

CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES
Chippewas of the Thames Supreme Court Case
- On November 30, the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation will be going to the Supreme court to challenge the National Energy Board's decision on the Line 9 pipeline and to ensure the Canadian government properly follows its duty to consult indigenous people. This is a precedent setting case that will impact Canada's relationship with First Nations and question our constitutional duties. 

More Info: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/10/20/chippewas-of-the-thames-protest-pipeline.html
Case Summary: http://www.scc-csc.ca/case-dossier/info/sum-som-eng.aspx?cas=36776
Donate Now: https://www.gofundme.com/chippewas

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY?
Buying Carbon Offsets
 - The holidays often include long drives, plane rides, and hotel stays. Considering budgeting to purchase carbon offsets for all theatre travel. Find out more below. Find out more about your choices for carbon offsets in Canada. 
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/resources/2009/purchasing-carbon-offsets/


EVENTS, ACTIONS &
LOCAL GROUPS

EVENTS
Artists in Solidarity with the Chippewas of the Thames
- Event the weekend of Nov 18 in Toronto. 

MEETINGS AND GROUPS
Toronto350.org
- Meetings every Tuesday from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Steelworker's Hall, 25 Cecil St. Nothing is required to attend: no expectations, just show up!
http://www.toronto350.org/

Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust - a community land trust in Parkdale led by a group of residents and organizations trying to protect the social, cultural and economic diversity of Parkdale by redefining how land is used and developed.
http://www.pnlt.ca/

Cycle Toronto - (formerly the Toronto Cyclists Union) a diverse member-supported organization that advocates for a healthy, safe, cycling-friendly city for all.
https://www.cycleto.ca/

Building Roots Toronto - A group that believes all neighbourhoods need places to grow, cook, and share healthy food. Building Roots is  a social venture, working
collaboratively to create urban agriculture, kitchens, markets, retail and food hubs.
http://www.buildingrootsto.com/


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

What Is Climate Change? Find out through the David Suzuki Foundation below.
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/climate-change/science/climate-change-basics/climate-change-101-1/

Truth and Reconciliation Commission  – The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's mandate is to inform all Canadians about Canada's cultural genocide and what happened in Residential Schools. It documents the truth of survivors, families, communities and other personally affected by the experience of Residential Schools. 

Read the Commission's report here: http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=890

Council of Canadians  - Advocacy for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy. The Council of Canadians educates and empower people to hold our governments and corporations accountable. Cross-Canada events, campaigns and articles.
http://canadians.org/

Environmental Defence Canada - Empowering everyday Canadians to take action on climate change.
http://environmentaldefence.ca/

Prepare to be Safe - According to the UN everyone within 50 km of a nuclear power plant should have KI pills. That's everyone in Toronto. Learn more and order yours here.
https://preparetobesafe.ca/

ParlVuParlVU offers live streaming of the House of Commons proceedings and committees.
http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/

Find Your MP - Don't know your MP? Got your Postal Code? You can find out how to get into contact with your MP here:
http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/ParlInfo/Compilations/HouseofCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC


FOR THEATRE CREATORS

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES

Eco-Scene - A detailed database of green Canadian theatre resources that can be employed today. Thorough and sorted by discipline. 
http://ecoscene.info.yorku.ca/eco-scene-english/resources/

Ready. Set. Recycle - North America’s first recycling company for the entertainment industry, Resource recycling for theatre and film.
http://readysetrecycle.com/

BUNZ Trading Zone - Barter for nearly anything: usual and unusual props, costumes, set elements. TTC Tokens, house plants, and gift cards are common currency.  
http://bunz.com/

Digital Creation Lab - A project in development by SpiderWebShow that will offer a digital resource for long distance theatrical collaboration.

Buying Carbon Offsets - Theatre touring can often entail long drives, plane rides, and hotel stays. Considering budgeting to purchase carbon offsets for all theatre travel. Find out more below.
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/resources/2009/purchasing-carbon-offsets/

 

GENERAL RESOURCES:

Deaf Artists and Theatres Toolkit - A resource and guide to increase innovative collaborations between professional theatre companies and Deaf artists as well as to increase engagement with Deaf audiences.
http://cahoots.ca/datt/

The 49 List - A curated list of 49 exceptional Canadian plays by female playwrights of colour, all of which can be programmed immediately.
http://the49list.com/


OUR FRIENDS

ACTVISM COMMUNITY
Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines
- The experts and activists on the front line of the Sarnia Chemical Valley. 
https://aamjiwnaangsolidarity.com/

Divest Waterloo - leading the discourse on fossil fuel divestment in Kitchener-Waterloo. Partners in organizing an environmental issues story-telling week in 2017.
http://divestwaterloo.ca/

ARTISTIC COMMUNITY
Debajehmujig Storytellers
 – A landmark company in Northern Ontario. 
http://debaj.ca/

Terra Incognita Collective – Environmentally-focused mask theatre.
https://terraincogco.org/

Brave New Theatre – Recurring Toronto event where emerging artists respond to work from major theatres.


ADDITIONAL LISTINGS

Please contact us at BROADLEAFTHEATRE@GMAIL.COM if you think there is an event, action, website, petition or knowledge resource that should be listed on our Act Now page.

Broadleaf is not formally affiliated with any of the above groups, petitions, or organizations. Our Act Now page is a tool we hope will help environmentally-minded citizens connect and find resources to live greener.

GIVE US YOUR JUNK! Got an interesting household object? Something you're going to throw out but don't want to go to the dump?
Email broadleaftheatre@gmail.com with pictures of your item and we may use it in a future show!