A short history of the Hub

2017 May

  • A small group of local citizens interested in working on climate change is brought together by Climate Reality Project Canada to discuss starting a local hub.

 

2018 February

  • The Hub launches a survey to identify organizations, companies, and individuals engaged in and favourable to climate action.

 

2018 June

  • The Hub engages in the City of Calgary administration's proposal to the SPC on Utilities and Corporate Services for the new Climate Resilience Plan. Multiple people present. One key element requested is to have a citizen advisory panel on climate.
  • The Climate Resilience Plan passes unanimously.

 

2018 July

  • Thanks to an Alberta Ecotrust grant, the Hub hires Aïda Nciri to assist it in becoming a non-profit society.

 

2018 September

  • Hub members present to City Council at five OneCalgary budget engagement sessions over a two-week span.

 

2018 November

  • The Hub continues to engage in the city's budget process.
  • The City of Calgary announces the Calgary Climate Panel.
  • At the City's invitation, the Hub joins the Stormwater Strategy advisory group and the Next20 review of the Municipal Development Plan/Calgary Transportation Plan.

 

2018 December

  • The Hub becomes a non-profit society.

 

2019 January

  • The Hub is retained by the Amalgamated Transit Union to consult transit users, ATU members, and targeted organizations on the role of public transit and explore the creation of a Friends of Public Transit organization.

 

2019 February

  • The Hub hires Simone Lee to be its volunteer coordinator.
  • The Hub hosts its inaugural Community Climate Conversations event at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association. (see blog)
  • The City invites the Hub as a member of the Calgary Climate Panel.

 

2019 March

  • The Hub hosts its third Community Drinks event, and second Community Climate Conversations event.