SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGY
My leadership at City Hall will be guided by the noble goals of the United Nations: No poverty; Zero hunger; Good health and well-being; Quality education; Gender equality; Clean water and sanitation; Affordable clean energy; Decent work and economic growth; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; Reduced inequalities; Sustainable city and communities; Responsible consumption and production; Climate action; Life below water; Life on land; Peace, justice and strong institutions; and partnerships for these goals.
We must focus on conscious innovation, renewable energy and sustainable technology. I will clean up our city and landfills, with my Waste to Energy initiative. It is no longer acceptable or sustainable to continue as we are currently. There is technology that will allow us to convert our garbage into energy, and put it back into our electrical grid. This is an absolute necessity, to building a sustainable future for our city.
I will protect the environment, and under NO circumstances should Calgary parks and green spaces be sold. I will defend, protect, and bring in new legislation to care for our riparian areas, waterways, flora and fauna.
I intend to green the downtown core with green rooftops and bee projects. I will install community gardens within reach of all Calgarians, and I will green 17th Avenue with permanent extended patios.
I will bring food security for all to Calgary with my Grow Food, Save Alberta initiative and fund a 7500 sq.ft vertical farming facility that offers year-round fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs delivered weekly to the doors of Calgarians.
As Mayor, I will bring European-styled social housing projects to our city. We need sustainable, minimalist, affordable communities and social building projects. I will support and incentivize cooperative housing projects. I will cut the red tape and provide efficient permitting solutions.
Community members must have their voices heard, and deserve an opportunity to contribute to issues relevant to their tax dollars. By incorporating the collective effort of our citizens, we can shape a more compelling future for both our communities and city. This type of collaboration is crucial to our success moving forward, and will require a focus on education, communication, and transparency.
NOW IS THE TIME TO 'DISRUPT THE STATUS QUO' - Virginia Stone