Update from the AB Climate Leadership Program

The second year of the Climate Leadership Program began March 2 - 4 in Kananaskis, Alberta. We took to the mountains and the home of the Stoney Nakoda people for the orientation weekend of our 5-weekend program. We gathered 27 participants from across Alberta, from Slave Lake, to Red Deer, Settler, Calgary and Edmonton. We’re excited to be learning together with Metis, newcomers, the energy industry, nonprofits, First Nations, farmers, unions members, researchers and more. We’re also looking forward to our many guest presenters, from government, academia, grassroots groups, think tanks, and hands on climate leaders. At the end of this program our new grads will be bringing back a climate action project to their workplaces and communities, taking actions that will move Alberta closer to the low carbon future that is necessary. All of this wouldn’t be possible without the committed support of Alberta EcoTrust and the Calgary Foundation. We’re grateful for their recognition of the importance of developing unlikely allies as Albertan climate leaders.

In addition, we held two successful events on March 24 in Edmonton and April 21 in Calgary, where NU and CLP grads, along with the public met their local CLP participants and learned about past and planned climate action projects. Contact alberta@nextup.ca to receive updates about ongoing Climate Connection afternoons.