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Fridays for Future Calgary Newsletter - August 10

Welcome to the Fridays For Future Calgary Newsletter! Our newsletter is sent bi-weekly and includes updates from our group, climate and environmental news and ways to take action! If you enjoy this newsletter, tell your friends and family to sign up too!

What We've Been Up To

While we haven’t yet returned to striking in person, Fridays for Future Calgary has been hard at work on educational social media posts, planning for future actions, and assembling this newsletter!

Want to Strike Online?

Many of our members have been participating in digital climate strikes on Fridays in alignment with on Instagram and other organizations to advocate for climate action while following public health regulations. Do you want to advocate for systemic climate action from home? Send us an email or a direct message on Instagram with a picture of you and your sign to be featured on our social media!

Upcoming Events

  • Fridays for Future has recently announced that the next Day of Global Action will be on September 25th! Stay tuned for more details!

Latest Media & Blog Posts

Climate justice, racial justice, and so many other aspects of social justice are all intrinsically intertwined. In order to solve one of them, we must solve all of them. We as a group recognize this and are dedicated to standing up and fighting all of these injustices, to ensure a just and sustainable future for everyone.
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Climate change and racial inequalities are deeply connected and we hope this post is beneficial in helping people understand some of the more complex issues of climate injustices!
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Find out how climate change is affecting our world and what's being done about it.

Check out this very informative article about how Bangladesh is currently witnessing severe flooding and cyclones affecting over 4.7 million people. We are already witnessing the impacts of the climate emergency and this is yet another testament that those who contribute the least endure the most suffering. Please read it through and share this story with those you know!

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Do you like listening to the news rather than reading it? Interested about how Canada can incorporate climate action into the pandemic recovery plan? Check out this podcast by CBC Frontburner called The push for Canada’s green recovery, to see what that might look like and the challenges it may face. It can be found on Google and Apple Podcasts as well as Spotify or through the link below!
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A recent uplifting story is that the world’s largest nuclear fusion project has begun assembly in France! This is a huge step for finding innovative ways and technologies to tackle the climate crisis and something other countries can learn from!
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Calling All Artists!

Fridays for Future Calgary wants your art! We hope to express the hopes, concerns and opinions of Calgarians through art. The art will be featured on our Instagram and other social media platforms. 

You can submit any form of art, whether it’s videography, photography, sculptures, makeup, 2D visual art, poetry, short stories or opinion pieces! It does not matter what your skill level is, we want to be able to connect our community through an artistic lens!

You may include a headshot or send us a photo of yourself (the artist(s)) along with your preferred name, pronouns, description of the piece, and whether or not you would like to be tagged in the post.

While your submissions will be reviewed, we do ask you to keep art submissions in good taste (no explicit nudity, extreme violence/gore, hateful/oppressive speech, etc).

Please send us your art at or through direct messaging on Instagram!

Interested in joining Fridays for Future Calgary?

If you’re under 25 years of age and are interested in becoming more involved in intersectional climate activism in Calgary, we’d love to have you in our group! Depending on your interests, you can join our media committee, newsletter committee, or self-care committee! Message us on Instagram or send us an email and we can schedule a video call for you to meet a few members and get more familiar with what we do.

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