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
Kurt Archer


Talk to me about the big ideas for tomorrow. Co-chair for @TEDxYYC. Recruiting volunteers for @climatehubyyc. Advocate for @basicincomeyyc.