Calgary & Edmonton Mayors Want To Hang Out With Greta Thunberg Ahead Of Climate March

Will she be impressed by their local climate initiatives?
Calgary Mayor Nenshi & Greta Thunberg Might Get Together To Talk Climate Change

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been visiting a number of different cities across North America to meet with politicians and talk about the effects of climate change. One of the next places she will be visiting, as announced on her Twitter, is Alberta. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi both want Greta Thunberg to visit their cities and discuss climate change.

Thunberg will be in Edmonton on October 18 to attend the city's Climate March. She previously attended the Montreal Climate March on September 27. On Twitter, Mayor Iveson extended an invitation to sit down and chat with Thunberg about the city's own climate initiatives.

"Hi @GretaThunberg: You're visiting #Alberta! I’d love to invite you to #YEG’s City Hall to discuss the #EdmontonDeclaration & some of the environmentally friendly projects we’re working on. Regardless of where you visit, I wish you nothing but the best," Iveson wrote in his tweet.

Meanwhile, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said in a statement that Greta Thunberg would be "very welcome" in Calgary, according to the Calgary Herald.

"We would love to talk about Calgary’s Climate Program and how seriously we’re taking climate action," Nenshi said, according to the Herald.

Nenshi's statement continued, "We’re always interested in having a dialogue on the intersection of energy and the environment, as well as highlighting the climate achievements of the Canadian energy sector."

Thunberg also received an invitation to meet with the TsuuT’ina Nation. Chief Lee Crowchild wrote on Twitter, "I would like to personally invite to our great Nation while you are here in Alberta. You are my guest and we will do what we need to do to have you speak to the province with the voices of the Alberta Nations."

Thunberg had previously been told by a number of people on Twitter that she would not be welcome in Alberta. Some even suggested that her safety would be at risk.

As for any meetings with the Alberta provincial government, it does not seem like that will be happening at this time.

"She has not reached out to the government," Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon told reporters, according to the Toronto Star. "At this point, we don’t have a plan to reach out to her."

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