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Our Moment of Power: Let's solarize our cities!

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Force of Nature (FoN) is an environmental advocacy organization working in the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and Vancouver to promote alternative energy solutions.

Most recently, FoN is working to ‘Solarize our Cities’ (starting in Port Moody!). Cheryl Lewis will share their Moment of Power presentation about alternative energy. Come hear what FoN is doing and have a conversation about how you can help our cities (and ultimately our province/ country) become a climate leader.

There are several things municipalities can do to help make solar more affordable and accessible to consumers within their jurisdiction. A recent study by SPEC BC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation) found that homeowners who choose to install solar panels on their properties are paying out thousands of dollars in order to navigate municipal permitting requirements. Many jurisdictions including Toronto, Calgary, and Colwood, BC have addressed this by adopting an expedited permitting process. FoN is advocating for similar policies to be implemented across the Lower Mainland to benefit homeowners and stimulate market uptake of solar technology.

Finally, FoN is inviting Lower Mainland municipalities to consider becoming Official Canadian Solar Cities. The Canadian Solar Cities Project is a non-profit organization that recognizes Canadian communities for leadership in sustainable practices, with a focus on solar ( http://solarcitiescanada.com/application-form/).

Come be a part of positive change.

Dinner @ 6:30 pm
Talk @ 7:00 pm

The Gallery Bistro will feature a select menu, including a vegetarian meal (with meat option), as well as a lighter fare. Please call[masked] to reserve a meal and/or request gluten-free.

Come scent-free to network, socialize and learn new things. We would love to meet you!