Thank you for taking action on the budget!
Members of the Climate Hub and the Calgary Alliance at City Hall, November 22, 2022
During Budget Week (November 21-25, 2022), Calgary Climate Hub members and members of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good spoke at City Council to advocate more for climate action in the budget plan for the next four years. Over 40 of us spoke at the Council in person, and many more members put in their written comments to push Council to do more for the environment.
We put climate action on the agenda for this budget. On Friday, City Council announced $40 million in additional spending on our 5A (always available for all ages and abilities) active transportation network, freezing of transit fares and an exploration of BRT and LRT expansion in north and northeast Calgary. Our advocacy paid huge dividends for climate action in Calgary.
We mobilized, organized, and built people power behind the climate movement to hold the City Council accountable. This is huge. We could not have done it without you.
We were able to deliver a critical win like this because supporters like you spoke up at Council, donors like you provided us with resources to host training sessions, and staff that worked tirelessly behind the scene to ensure we do everything we can to make sure bold climate action is in the budget.
The Hub's own Steve Bentley gave an impassioned presentation to Council
Support the Hub to see more climate action
As our community grows, we want to make sure we can continue to engage in meaningful, local climate action. We need to make sure we have enough resources to prepare for next year. Joan, can you pitch in today? Donate here.
And if you'd rather donate your time, we want that too! Click here to find out more about our volunteer opportunities, and to sign up to join our growing team of volunteers.
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