Update (July 6th, 2022): The Climate Strategy passed!
Calgary has a tremendous opportunity to benefit from a strong approach to the climate crisis. Council has signalled that it wants to seize this opportunity, starting with the November 2021 Climate Emergency declaration. The Community Development Committee passed the “Calgary Climate Strategy - Pathways to 2050” on May 31, 2022 and Council will vote on the Climate Strategy on July 5th.
We are asking councillors to ensure actionable climate adaptation and mitigation plans with generous funding as a part of Calgary's Climate Strategy. We are also concerned about the misinformation circulating about the cost of the Climate Strategy and how that might influence councillor decisions.
Please consider the below sample letter when sending a message to your local city councillor. Letters sent to public officials are often reviewed by staff. Consider adding in personal stories and making the below letter your own, as it is key for it to push decision makers into action.