are residents and organizations connected to Calgary’s 150 communities and Community Associations
of partners, stakeholders, topic experts, case study guests, and facilitators working as an Innovation Lab structure to develop, test and create community focused projects that address the impacts of climate change on Calgary’s communities.
What is it?
the Climate Partners are community driven with the bulk of the learning and experiments created and lead through the experiences of the partners and the curated guests. The Partnership is designed to build social and practical relationships to create a vibrant and supportive network of Calgary residents and organizations to build a growing legacy of impactful climate action project that will cumulatively and collectively address the very real and serious impact of climate changes that are coming to Calgary.
How it works
The partnership is running as an innovation lab over a series of two half Saturdays and three weekday evenings (for a total of about 20 hours). Partners practice ideation, project development, prototyping (feasibility, impact and fault testing) and project resourcing / implementation, through peer mentoring and active facilitation.
Partners are expected to attend all sessions, and publically present their work at Moving Mountains or at a Market Place of Ideas. Partners are encouraged to continue with the lab as case guests, peer mentors, community resource partners or lab members.
When is this happening?
We have now completed the pilot program and will be starting the next round of Climate Partners on November 9th, 2022.
We are holding a series of three workshops to map the potential of Circular Economy as a tool to address climate change, and to design the upcoming Climate Partners Circular Economy Challenge.
The workshops are:
Wednesday, November 96:00 - 9:00 pm at the Arusha Centre (106 223 12 Ave SW)
Wednesday, November 16
6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Arusha Centre (106 223 12 Ave SW)
Saturday, December 3
9:00 - 3:00 pm at Workhaus Colocation (1100 604 4 Ave SW) Indoor secure bike storage available.
The workshops are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about climate action projects, design thinking, or circular economy. Folks are welcome to be part of one, or all of the workshops, and are encouraged to involve others in the series.
RSVP to [email protected] or just show up!
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We are guided by our indigenous Elders, allies and co-workers and the 94 calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in our striving for reconciliation with the people of the Sisikaitsitapi, Îyarhe Nakoda, Danit'ada, Métis, Nehiyawok, Salteaux*, and other Indigenous Nations who we live alongside with on Treaty 6, 7 and 8 lands.
*described by settlers as the Blackfoot Confederacy, Stoney Nakoda, Dene, Cree, and Sauteaux Nations
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