Boiling Point: Water Crisis Discussion – Sept. 22, 2016

September 19th, 2016

We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected [...]

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Toxic Tour — Free Bus to Sarnia August 21, 2016

August 16th, 2016

The Toxic Tour is an opportunity to visit Chemical Valley and learn about the pollution that citizens of Aamjiwnaang First Nation live with every day. This year’s Toxic Tour will be different than previous years in that the tours will take place on buses with volunteer tour guides who will share in-depth information about various [...]

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Cool the Planet 2015 Rally

November 26th, 2015

We need leadership from our government NOW: *100% renewable energy must be in our future! * 80 % of fossil fuels must be left in the ground! Please join the People’s Climate Mobililzation that’s happening all over the world! Bring family, friends, neighbours, banners and signs. Music by James Gordon and the Funky Mammas. Guest [...]

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Water Day in Guelph

May 8th, 2015

There was a gratifying turnout for World Water Day events in Guelph. People learned about our watershed and threats to it, and posed to demonstrate their concerns for water security worldwide.

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CoC Chat Café – January 20th

December 11th, 2014

Be part of an evening of loosely structured conversation about the issues of the day concerning our municipality, our country, and our world. Grab a coffee and expand your knowledge by sharing thoughts face to face, that quaint old-fashioned way of engaging in political discourse. We’ve had two such evenings thus far with excellent attendance [...]

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Council of Canadians part of People’s Climate March

September 25th, 2014

100+ world leaders gathered in NYC. 2808 solidarity events in 166 countries. The largest climate march in history. http://peoplesclimate.org/ “With a last count of 400,000 people strong, it indeed was the largest climate march in history, and one of the largest social movement moments in years.” — Andrea Harden-Donahue, energy & climate justice campaigner On Sunday, September 21st, more [...]

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St. Francis Day Celebration

September 9th, 2013

A day of celebrating our non-human companions and friends. Come out and bring the whole family. * build a birdhouse * learn about raising chickens * find out about adopting a pet from the Guelph Humane Society * try your hand(s) at juggling * enjoy face painting and puppet shows * catch the Funky Mamas [...]

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Maude Barlow – “Blue Future” – October 9th

September 2nd, 2013

Ms. Barlow brings her new book, “Blue Future”, to Guelph at Hope House, 75 Norfolk St. Guelph from 7 – 9pm. Tickets $2.00 for assured seating. (available at the Bookshelf) We will do a pass-around as usual for covering expenses. Fully accessible if we have notice ahead of time at the Chapel Lane entrance at [...]

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Idle Know More: Teach-In and Discussion – University Centre, Room 103

March 31st, 2013

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January 12, 2013 Idle No More Rally, Guelph – Pictures

March 22nd, 2013

Please click the link below to see our gallery of photos from the Idle No More rally that took place on January 13, 2013. Many locals and not-so-locals gathered to protest the destructive environmental and economic policies of Canada’s federal government. http://coc-guelph.ca/?page_id=59&preview=true&preview_id=59&preview_nonce=d2a017811b

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