Many of us are making connections between recent weather events and climate change.
C3, a climate change and sustainability agency, has been working to reduce and avoid greenhouse gas emissions for over 13 years. Join Simon Knight, President and CEO, as he explores the linkage between sustainability and climate change and the need for active measures to increase resilience to a changing climate. Simon will share stories of replicable successes he has observed and helped to create throughout his career, from net-zero homes to implementing transportation innovations to alternative energy including coal’s green replacement – biocoal.
The City of Calgary has committed to a community-wide reduction target of 20% below 2005 levels by 2020, and 80% reduction below 2005 levels by 2050. Claire Beckstead, a Community Environmental Specialist from the City of Calgary, will provide an overview of the Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, and how it is contributing both to greenhouse gas reductions as well as to an increase in resiliency in Calgary. The presentation will highlight projects already underway as well as new and innovative projects the City is exploring for implementation.
Gerald Wheatley will offer the grassroots perspective of Transition Towns and how Open Streets Calgary, Take Action Grants (i.e., food security recipients for example), and Calgary Dollars are all part of the Transition Town movement in addressing Peak Oil, climate change, relocalization, and community mobilization.
Payment is required at the time of your RSVP and is $7 per person. There will be a limited number of spaces at the door for those wishing to pay by Calgary Dollars.
This event is limited to 80 guests. Proudly organized by REAP Business Association, The City of Calgary's Office of Sustainability and Bullfrog Power.