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Fridays for Future Calgary Newsletter - January 25

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

Happy the-United-States-now-have-a-leader-that-acknowledges-the-need-for-climate-action-week! 

There’s not too much to update you all on, organizing at Fridays for Future Calgary has been business as usual, we’ve been posting frequently on social media, planning for future campaigns and actions, and figuring out how we can better practice healthy activism to avoid burnout.

Upcoming Events

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th, the Calgary Climate Hub will be hosting The Haysboro Climate Conversation, for Haysboro residents, and other Calgarians to discuss what initiatives can be put in place in their community, to help prevent and mitigate climate change. Please RSVP here if you'd like to attend.

Latest Media & Blog Posts

2020 was a crisis year ー the hottest on record. Given Canada’s considerable contributions to global carbon emissions, it is unacceptable that our governments continue to delay the action our world so desperately needs of us. Not everyone has the luxury of ignoring the climate crisis. We are calling out to our politicians to stop ignoring the climate crisis! Pass this tweet along to your elected officials!
Joe Biden cancelled the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office. This is a major win for climate, local ecosystems, and Indigenous communities along the route. Yet, the Alberta and Canadian governments claim that Keystone XL fits within Canada’s climate plan. How does exporting 830 000 barrels of oil a day fit within an acceptable climate plan? Justin Trudeau, take notes, climate leaders don’t approve offshore drilling projects, they cancel pipelines. 


Find out how climate change is affecting our world and what's being done about it.

Some great climate news happened last week across the border! As you’ve most likely heard, Joe Biden, the new president of the United States signed many crucial executive orders on his first day of office. Climate wise, Biden cancelled the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, by removing their permit, and rejoined the Paris Agreement!

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As they tackle the detrimental effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Amsterdam has been attempting the doughnut model of economics, striving to reduce inequalities and avoid any further harm to the planet.
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Check out this infographic that provides important insight into why the clean economy transition is manageable for workers in fossil fuel industries. The report provides ten principles that we should be following to make this transition fair and effective.
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Add your Name to the Petition for #StatusforAll

Migrant workers, refugees, and other undocumented people are suffering in this pandemic, due to loss of wages, and financial support. Many have died, and others are left with no choice but to accept dangerous working situations. Join the thousands of Canadians calling for full immigration status for all, without exceptions. Fridays for Future Calgary has signed as an organization. Sign the petition today!

Demand than Minister Wilkinson Makes Bill C-12 a World-Class Climate Law

The newly proposed legislation, Bill C-12,  although a step in a good direction, has many flaws. Sign the petition to demand bold action and achievable targets, just transition for all workers and true government accountability.

Donate to the GoFundMe to Help Financially Support an Indigenous Organizer

One of the best ways to support the intersectional climate movement is to provide financial support to activists on the frontlines. If you have any cash to spare, please consider supporting Dani, through these difficult times, as she takes time to focus on her activism and community care in so-called Toronto.

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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