SCAN! LONDON

 Who We Are

 

SCAN! London started with four (very) active members, and we’re excited about the activities and events we’re planning.

If you live in or near London and are interested in SCAN!’s organizing against climate breakdown,

please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

london@seniorsforclimateactionnow.org

The Roundup!

June 28, 2024

 

Preparations for the Seniors For Climate Day of Action on October 1 are underway, and SCAN! London members are reaching out to other seniors and climate groups. Our meeting with City Councillor David Ferreira was lively. He is supportive of the plans for October 1 and will attend the London action. MPP Terence Kernaghan met with us and has also been enthusiastic, helpful, and eager to assist in any way, offering to put a blurb about Seniors for Climate in his latest newsletter.

We have participated in several local events that offered opportunities to promote both SCAN! and the Seniors For Climate Day of Action: Gathering on the Green, Rhubarb Festival at Unitarian Fellowship of London, Indigenous Solidarity Day, and Wortley Pride.

We are taking part in the postcard campaign ‘No Canadian Badges for Fossil Fuels at COP 29’.  We have learned the song “Canada Is Burning” and have our SCAN! t-shirts. We’re ready to go!!

The Roundup!

February 26, 2024

 

Here are some details about the January Climate Conversation at the Kiwanis Seniors’ Centre. The eighty-minute conversation included SCAN!’s Call For Action and a  presentation of some of the good climate news in Ontario and around the world. Feedback was very positive and supportive. Everyone took home a set of three postcards to send to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and a SCAN! information card on how to join. We’re looking forward to a Climate Conversation with a mixed seniors’ group in March, with about 18 people expected.

Peter and Donnafaye staffed a SCAN! table at the Horton Street 50+ Centre’s Health and Active Living Fair, where SCAN! was promoted and people were encouraged to join SCAN! London. There were about 40 exhibitors and over 150 participants. There was no charge for the table, and lunch was provided.

The Seniors Information and Active Living Fair is a public education initiative, developed in partnership between the Older Adult Centre’s Association of Ontario (OACAO) and the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat. Those who attended heard greetings from the Honorable Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors & Accessibility; greetings from local MPPs; a presentation on Fraud Prevention by the West Region OPP; an Elder Abuse presentation; and a mini-presentation on Hearing Health and Cognition by Beck Hearing.

Seniors in the London region turned out to the Power Up rally on November 4, 2023, to show their support for vigorous action on climate issues.