THE WORLD WE WANT: This is What Sustainability Looks Like
CLIMATE CHANGE AND COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FORUM
November 8th 10:30 am -6:30 pm Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar
Our aim is to educate communities to climatic changes and impacts to our environment, economy and lifestyles and the alternative measures people can take to successfully adapt and thrive in more ecologically sustainable ways.
This 1 day event includes 2 key note speakers, 8 participatory workshops, Kootenay Premier Film, multi-media presentations, informational displays, a large amalgamated choir and a vegetarian potluck dinner.
300 to 500 participants. All ages. All groups and Orgs. & local Government bodies.
Key note speaker, Dr. Richard Hebda, University of Victoria (Biology, Earth and Ocean Sciences), will speak about local and global climatic changes and impacts to our environment, economy and lifestyles and Herb Hammond will introduce "Ecosystem-based Conservation Planning: An Important Response to Climate Change”.
A key aspect of this event is framed to educate and link people to local experts through workshops which will be led by local leaders.
List of Workshops:
Climate Change & Green Jobs and Economy
Rob Macrae, Professor and Chair of BC Environmental Programs Articulation- Green Jobs and economy.
Dr. Mel Reasoner PHD, Climate Change in the Kootenays
Rebuilding Local Self-Sufficient /Resilient Food Systems
Seeds: Lee Reid from Seeds - Seniors working with youth, Food banks and Community Gardens - 10 minutes
Charlesworth & Nadine Ben-Rabha -10 minutes-on Self Sufficient food systems
Grégoire Lamoureux – 20 minutes-PowerPoint-Resilient gardening adapting to climate change
Kootenay Permaculture Institute http://www3.telus.net/permaculture/KPIWebdesign.htm
15 minutes Questions to the Panel
Eco Based Community Forestry practices and Watershed Conservation
Herb Hammond, Professional Forester and Forest Ecologist,
Rami Rothkop, Chair of the Board of the Silva Forest Foundation, Harrop-Procter Community Forest
Erik Leslie Professional Forester, Harrop-Procter Community Forest
Community Based Transportation-Panel
Carshare and Ride Share: Colleen Matte 10 minutes
Bike Coop - 5 minutes
Community Transit Bus - 10 minutes
Electric Cars Oso Solar - 5 minutes
Rossland Trusted Boilers - 10 minutes
Solar Energy/Wind/ Ground Source Energy, Spectrum Thermal –PowerPoint
Oso Solar Kip Drobish Power Point - Solar + Hot Water, PV
Adam James PHD JDQ Engineering Power Point –Spectrum Thermal - Ground Source
Portions of this forum will be professionally videotaped & mounted on YouTube.
Confirmed Sponsors to date:
Duhamel Watershed Society, Kootenay Region Branch United Nations Association in Canada, Nelson Chapter Council of Canadians, KAIROS, Valhalla Wilderness Society, Nelson-Creston, Kootenay-Columbia, and South OK/W Kootenay Greens, Kootenay Coop Radio, Kootenay Eco Society, Citizens Climate Lobby, Nelson Chapter, Friends of Kootenay Lake, Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc., Deconstructing Dinner and Seeds.
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