As plans are made to restart our economy the Environment team invites us to imagine a brighter climate future. The Environment team, led by our member organization, the Climate Hub, is asking that the City of Calgary build for not just stimulus but climate through our Green Stimulus plan.
Can you adjust this at the bottom of the environment page "..."
We need to "Provide a copy of materials that recognize the Calgary Foundation as a supporter of your initiative – include any pictures or other appropriate material." for the final CF report. Can you please create a document that shows the page from CACG website, the annual report and About (calgaryclimatehub.ca) spots where Calgary Foundation is recognized? And any newsletter mentions, tweets, etc. along with the statement "Calgary Foundation is recognized verbally every time the Climate Organizer introduces herself in a new space and has also been verbally recognized as a supporter of workshops and trainings held." If you could get this to me by end of day May 28, it will give me time to make sure everything is in order before the report is due May 31.
A Green Kick-Start
As government invests in economy after the COVID-19 crisis, that investment needs to be used to shift us towards a just and environmentally sustainable economy. As an organization we are asking for:
- The four new capital buildings the City has committed to building be net-zero emission and adopts Top-of-Class Green Building Certification and Standards. (These are: The Event Centre to replace the Saddledome; an expansion of the BMO Centre; Arts Commons; and the Foothills Fieldhouse.)
- Investments be made to increase the quality and affordability of our transit system (Green Line and completing our primary transit network) to make transit the most attractive and affordable option to get around as we return to work. Some of our actions include:
- Prior to the Transportation Committee meeting we sent a letter outlining the reasons for our support of the Green Line.
- On June 1st we gathered in front of City Hall to show our support for the Green Line.
- On June 15th we were present to remind City Council of the importance of the Green Line.
We are at a time when the shift to a sustainable economy is critical if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change and ensure social inclusiveness.
The Environment Team meets under the Calgary Climate Hub umbrella as the Policy and Research Node on the third Tuesday of the month 12-1PM. To join or learn more please contact [email protected].
To learn more about the Calgary Climate Hub and its activities visit https://www.calgaryclimatehub.ca.
View our most recent efforts on our internal website at team.calgarycommongood.org.
|We would like to thank the Calgary Foundation for their support of this work.|