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June Newsletter! 

Welcome to the Fridays For Future Calgary Newsletter! Our newsletter is sent monthly 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 July! June was a crazy month for Fridays For Future Calgary. We participated in the June 4th global day of action calling on world governments to halt Reconnaissance Africa’s exploration and drilling for oil in the Okavango Delta and Kavango basin, located in Namibia and Botswana. There were a ton of events worldwide, including an art build and zap that was hosted by Climate Strike Canada! Check out our digital strike

Last Friday, July 2nd, we tried to hold a rally outside City Hall in solidarity with land defenders at the Fairy Creek Blockade, but unfortunately, it got cut short due to the crazy thunderstorm. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful gathering of folks who came out in support. We’ve rescheduled the event for tomorrow, at 6 pm, more information further on in the email! 

We also attended many events hosted by other groups, such as Calgary’s Future’s youth summit on June 24th to 26th, and multiple vigils and marches on July 1st to mourn the Indigenous children who suffered and died in residential ‘schools’ and the effects that Indigenous communities are still feeling today. 

Our biggest focus has been election organizing. In anticipation of the municipal election this fall, we’ve been meeting with city council and mayoral candidates, asking them a series of questions about how they will address issues that matter to youth in the city. We’ve done 29 interviews so far! We plan to share candidate’s general views on these topics with our followers, along with some endorsements.

Fairy Creek Rally-  6 pm TOMORROW
 

Join us tomorrow, Friday at 6 pm at City Hall for speeches from academics, Indigenous activists, and other community members, along with some time for a rally and online actions to make sure that our city hears us!

Check out our Instagram post and Facebook Event for more information. Please share it with your networks!

Calgary Climate Hub Election Signs

Make sure that candidates in the upcoming municipal (and possibly federal) election(s) know that you want real climate action! Donate to the Calgary Climate Hub, and you’ll get a rad lawn sign! Here’s the link to purchase. You’ll also be able to find other ways to get involved in demanding climate action from our elected representatives.

Take Action for Fairy Creek From Home! 

Even if you can’t come to the rally tomorrow, there are still lots of ways to support the Fairy Creek Blockade from Calgary! Check out this linktree we’ve made, compiling lots of petitions, donation pages, and phone and email templates so you can help keep the pressure on the BC government to save old-growth forests! Please take 10 minutes to sign all the petitions!

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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