CLIMATE CHANGE ROUND UP FOR THE WEEK ENDING: MARCH 30, 2019

CLIMATE CHANGE ROUND UP FOR THE WEEK ENDING: MARCH 30, 2019

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Alberta doctors urge Calgarians to consider climate changes at the polls

A group of Alberta doctors want climate change action to be top of voters’ minds as they head to the polls.

And they’re looking to target what they’re calling “ambivalence” toward the issue in Calgary in particular.

The coalition of health professionals, including nurses, lab technicians, paramedics and students, have pitched in donations, totaling nearly $5,000, to pay for a series of billboards and a newspaper ad to run around Calgary. 

“We’re small but passionate, and we’re starting within Calgary where we think we’ll get the biggest bang for our buck,” said Dr. Joe Vipond, with the Alberta committee of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.

“There’s a feeling that Edmonton kind of gets the climate crisis more than Calgary does. That Edmonton understands the need for strong policy,” Vipond said. “There’s still some ambivalence within my city of Calgary about the need for strong climate action.”

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Climate action map


Climate action map

See how the Government of Canada is fighting climate change in communities across the country. Here are the types of projects you can find on the map:

  • Clean and renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency in homes and businesses
  • Made-in-Canada clean technologies
  • Electric vehicle charging stations and alternative fuel infrastructure
  • Public transit
  • Investments in Indigenous, rural and remote communities to transition to cleaner energy sources
  • Support for communities to adapt to a changing climate

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