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Community Conference Climate Change

What's an Albertan To Do?

A Community Conference Sponsored by CALL, with assistance from Calgary Citizens on Climate Change (4C)

Many Albertans are concerned about climate change and its impact on their lives. They want to know what they can do to respond to the challenges climate change poses. This “mini-conference” will offer an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about both challenges and possible responses, and will feature

A keynote address, “Alberta as a Leader of Climate Change Action and Renewable Energy Transition” by Dr. Mishka Lysack, Professor of Social Work, University of Calgary, and internationally renowned expert on the intersection of climate and environmental protection with social and economic development

An expert panel

    • Leonard Bastien, Traditional Knowledge Keeper
    • Amber Bennett, communications consultant, Climate Outreach
    • Chris Turner, journalist and author
    • David Yager, retired oil executive, consultant
Q & A

Facilitator-led conversation groups

  1. Alberta's Renewable Energy Prospects - How wind and solar could help power Alberta's 2030 electrical grid. Facilitator: Ken Hogg
  2. What will be the impact of electric vehicles? Facilitator: Paul Switzer
  3. Climate Change as a Spiritual Matter. Facilitator: Bill Phipps
  4. Climate Change and Health - what are the current and near term expected impacts of carbon-intensive industry on Albertans' health? What may be added benefits of different approaches Facilitator: Andrea Hull
  5. Climate Change and Food - How does our diet affect climate change? Facilitator: Sandy Aberdeen
  6. Climate Change and Public Transit. Facilitator: Bob Hawkesworth
  7. What Will a 2030 Low Carbon Calgary Look Like? Facilitator: Noel Keough
  8. Climate Change Communications - How can we talk about climate change? Facilitator: Amber Bennett
  9. Jobs and Climate Change - What are likely effects of steering away from a carbon-intensive economy? Facilitator: Mishka Lysack
  10. What’s a Calgarian to do? Aims of the City’s Climate Change Action Plan.Facilitator: City of Calgary Representative: TBA

A Wrap-up Session

A Photography Exhibit: Climate Change Footprints in Alberta

A detailed program is available at this link. Program

Come join the conversation! Coffee and lunch are included.

Time:9:30 - 3:30 PM; Doors open at 9:00 AM
 Conference starts promptly at 9:30 
Date:March 30
Where:Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church 
 4612 Varsity Dr. NW
Register:Online registration is now available. Space is limited, so register soon!
 Online registration closes Monday, March 25th.

This event is expected to sell out. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
To avoid disappointment, tickets can be purchased preferably, on-line with a credit card.

Payment via PayPal or Credit Card via PayPal. Cheques (payable to Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners) will be accepted but must be received no later than March 1. Mail to:

George Melnyk
1420 - 5 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2M 3B9

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public

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