The Social Distance Earth Hour YYC!

I hope you're doing well. I personally am overwhelmed with the near universal 'we're in this together' feeling I'm experiencing from my fellow Canadians and especially Calgarians. 
Regarding Earth Hour YYC we're keeping the party going online! We've also decided to scale back the requirement to 'power down' our lights or laptops. Folks are making enough sacrifices right now and both emissions and carbon footprint levels haven't been better in the modern age. That doesn't mean we let Earth Hour pass by this year, quite the contrary. Folks need to celebrate and this is a valuable time to ensure we're celebrating the right things.
This Earth Hour, from our now stuck-at-home fellow Calgarians, we're asking them to share their thoughts about the earth during these unprecedented times, their hopes for it once we've beaten Covid19 as well as solutions, technologies and innovations in their community that would better position us for future challenges like this one. We'll be asking folks to share what community they belong to in their post if they feel comfortable sharing that information. Each entry to any of the social networks for either Arusha Centre or the Hub gets entered to win this pretty rad espresso machine!
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From our Community Associations if you're overwhelmed, WE GET IT. You do you. If you *do* want to participate we'd ask that at least one of your board or members creates a post about your CA in reference to the earth or even just things you're doing to help or cope during this crisis. We also ask that you retweet or share widely any Earth Hour YYC post that makes mention of your community. Any post from our CAs gets entered into a draw for a jumbo Jenga set for when we're all ready for a grand re-opening party! (and gives us an excuse to talk about your association!)
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Ever forward (and now more than ever),
Steve Bentley
Calgary Climate Hub
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YOUR 2020 Community Climate Conversations

The 'Community Climate Conversations' (CCCs) are a city spanning initiative that brings a host of bonafide climate experts to Calgary communities so citizens can not just listen to them but engage with them (and each other) in *real* conversations about the climate topics that resonate with them the most, from Climate Science to Renewable Energy to Eco-Anxiety to you-name-it!

Our events in Sunnyside, Marda Loop, the East Village, Sunalta, Marlborough and for the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good have been solid successes in our books as we have had good attendance and responses from those communities!

We want to keep this ball rolling into 2020 and beyond so we're very happy to announce our next Conversation in Renfrew on January 23rd at the Renfrew Community Association! 

Here is our RSVP link for the Renfrew Conversation. Please register and feel free to share with your networks (*especially* if they live or work in Renfrew!): https://www.calgaryclimatehub.ca/ccc7_renfrew

Beyond Renfrew we've lined up Conversations in communities near you right through to August (we take a break in July).

Community Association   Date
Renfrew   Jan 23
Pineridge   Feb 11
West Hillhurst   March 24
Bridgeland-Riverside   May 3
ANNOUNCEMENT SOON!   June 16
Killarney   Aug 25th

 

Let's work together on an impactful 2020 for Climate in Calgary!

 See you at the Conversations!

 

 

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City Budget: Climate Hub Needs Your Help!

It’s budget time at City Hall, which is a perfect opportunity to remind Council to apply the climate lens to decision making. Yesterday, Bob Morrison made a presentation on behalf of the Mobilize Node outlining some ideas from the Hub. (Thanks, Bob!)

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October Newsletter - Greta's Visit

 

Wow, what a week. 

The hub was very busy organizing two buses which headed up to Edmonton with 80 people on board.  We were welcomed with open arms, and were able to really make a difference.  It is a testament to why an organization such as ours exists:  in 36 hours we were able to book the buses, put up a ticket purchasing webpage, and get both CBC and Global to cover the trip. Kudos to Bob Hawkesworth, Pierann Moon, Simone Lee, and Dave Burdon who made it happen. 

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Thursday Thank You : The Alt Hotel and Go Electric!

#ThursdayThankYou goes out to the Alt Hotel in Calgary's East Village for their TOTALLY UNIQUE assistance during our Climate Conversation this August. We ran into a challenge, decided to turn it into an opportunity. GoElectric & the East Village Alt Hotel were only too happy to help us make it happen!

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September Newsletter

Global Climate Week Sept 20-27 is upon us, and the city is abuzz with climate activism, with the Calgary Climate Hub organising and facilitating many events.

We’ve put this newsletter together to help you find your niche(s) for the week. But
the key is, get involved! Attend an event (check the schedule here and see below for more info), volunteer for a node (see updates below), post some important social media, talk to your friends! Now is the time, this is the place, to make change. So glad you, our members, are in our world, caring about our futures. Let make it the best future ever! Dr. Joe Vipond and Dr. Aïda Nciri, co-chairs

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Climate Conversation #3: East Village in ONE WEEK!

Fellow Climate-Conscious Calgarians,

Everything starts with a conversation, or, as esteemed Canadian climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe says:"The most important thing each of us can do about climate change? Talk about it!"

Next week the Calgary Climate Hub launches the next instalment of our popular 'Community Climate Conversations' (CCCs), a city spanning initiative that brings a host of bonafide climate experts to Calgary communities so citizens can engage with them and each other about the climate topics that resonate with them the most, from Climate Science to Renewable Energy to Eco-Anxiety to you-name-it!

Our events in Sunnyside and Marda Loop have been solid successes in our books as we have had great attendance and responses from those communities. We want to keep this ball rolling so we have another one scheduled for this Thursday, August 29 in the East Village and are looking to do two per month in September and beyond. 

For more details about how the CCCs work, important details for the event as well as an RSVP link click here. Please feel free to share far and wide. We're all in this together!

See you Thursday in the East Village!

 

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Community Climate Conversations: East Village Edition - Aug 29!

Hi Hubsters and fellow climate-conscious Calgarians!

We're firing up our next round of Community Climate Conversations (CCCs) and we could use your help! 

Our events in Sunnyside and Marda Loop have been unqualified successes in our books as we have had great attendance and responses from those communities! We want to keep this ball rolling so we have another one scheduled for August 29 in the East Village and are looking to do two per month starting in September!

Famous Canadian climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe says "The most important thing each of us can do about climate change? Talk about it!" This is YOUR chance to do BONAFIDE climate work and join us in reaching out to Calgary's communities!

Our next CCC Node meeting is next Monday July 29 at 7pm, so comment here or shoot us an email if you'd like to join us either on that day or over the weeks to come!

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June 2019 Newsletter

Message from the Co-Chairs

Welcome to our inaugural newsletter!  You’ve told us you want to know more about what we are up to, so hear you go!  It also will allow inactive and new members to look at options for getting more involved.  It’s our first try at this, so give us feedback!  We’d love to create what you need.  Thanks for being a Hubber!

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Gathering with Community – Talking about Climate in Marda Loop

The Calgary Climate Hub held its second community climate conversation in the beautiful neighbourhood of Marda Loop, in partnership with the local Communities Association.

By Suzanne Chew and Roger Gagne

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