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Sustainability for Breakfast - Sustainability and Climate Change

  • Aug 23, 2013 · 7:30 AM
  • The City of Calgary Water Centre

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.

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  • Cassandra

    Does anyone have the name of the 2nd gentlemen to give a community announcement (something Miller I believe?) or an organization name associated with him. I am trying to follow up on the 300 tiny homes project and can't seem to find links anywhere.

    August 23, 2013

    • Diane U

      His first name was Brad. I didnt catch the company name.

      August 23, 2013

    • Lew M.

      Yes it is Brad Miller. He is working with Jewels Bird and myself, Lew Mearns. My e mail address [masked] I can send you some information. What is your interest! I can forward this to Brad for you also.

      August 23, 2013

  • Sam M.

    Great meeting you all

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Gary E.

    I am glad I came out this morning. I always like the Water Centre. But 3 engaging speakers that spoke about the various initiatives Calgary is activating to push towards a more sustainable and resilient city. Mitigating and adapting. At some point we need systemic cultural shift in civil society thinking to move towards a new ecosystem of living

    1 · August 23, 2013

    • Jaeson C.

      I agree, but as Simon mentioned we need to change our notion of using fear to create change. The general populace has been beat over the knuckles long enough that it may take some time to shift a mindset. I've no doubt it'll happen, but its likely going to take some time.

      1 · August 23, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      I never know if the glass is half full or half empty. There are days when I marvel at the extent of experimentation, and change being installed and there are days when I am sick of seeing the waste and pollution being created. I reconcile myself with the appreciation of the progress made - all be it slow and insufficient. Today's speakers and topics gave me a lot of both the positive and negative.

      2 · August 23, 2013

  • Samuel S.

    It was very nice to meet like minded individuals who are passionate about sustainable development initiatives in Calgary.

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Lew M.

    Very good meeting and enjoyed the people with like minds and proactive in Sustainable Communities!

    August 23, 2013

  • Laura-Leigh M.

    Engaging speakers and fascinating topic! I learned a lot about the initiatives underway in Calgary to mitigate and adapt to climate change. More coffee would have been an additional bonus :-)

    August 23, 2013

  • Mark H.

    Excellent topic, but too much to cover in not enough time. Thanks to the speakers for condensing a big topic into a small timeframe.

    August 23, 2013

  • Diane U

    Good speakers, particularly enjoyed Simon Knight's presentation on C3 activities.

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Kirsten W.

    Met some amazing like-minded people!

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first one. It was good to hear the speakers and to become familiar with sustainable initiatives in Calgary.

    August 23, 2013

  • Jaeson C.

    The meeting was fab. Interesting to listen to people who share the same philosophy.

    August 23, 2013

  • Jaeson C.

    Great venue. Great meet up. I still have no idea what the sculptures outside are supposed to represent. :)

    August 23, 2013

  • Kevin

    Hi,
    Can I come to the meeting and pay at the door as I am not sure if I can make it tomorrow morning.

    August 22, 2013

    • Stephanie J.

      Certainly. Exact change would be appreciated. Hope to see you!

      August 22, 2013

  • Lew M.

    Very interested in the meeting. I meet Mr Simon Knight at the Pathway 2 Sustainability conference and very interested in his idea's on alternative energies!

    August 19, 2013

  • Amanda M.

    I really wanted to attend this one, but now have a scheduling conflict.

    August 19, 2013

  • Sheila

    Look forward to it!

    August 18, 2013

  • Gary E.

    Steph- I would like to attend but I won't know if I am in town until late in the week. Can I just show up and pay the $7 at the door ?

    August 17, 2013

    • Stephanie J.

      You bet, Gary. Exact change would be appreciated. Hope you can make it!

      August 17, 2013

  • Diane U

    Looking forward to it.

    August 17, 2013

  • Jaeson C.

    Looking forward to meeting with you

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Schedule conflict

    August 8, 2013

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