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CALL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE
It All Adds Up:
In Memory of Bill Phipps
CALL's fifth Community Conference will revisit Climate Change, the topic of the 2019 conference, but from the other end of the telescope. In 2019, the goal was to help participants become more knowledgeable about this threat to the planet and the focus was on macro-level issues and problems. This year, the focus will shift to the micro-level, that is, actions that individuals are taking and that others might take.
While government and industry actions remain central to the Climate Change battle, individuals still have a role to play. Whether they lobby governments because they believe that sustained public pressure can bring about policy change or they become mindful consumers, reflecting before they purchase anything, they do so aware of immense challenges. We can't all be Greta, but choosing not to throw up our hands in despair, we also know that in fighting climate change and pollution, it all adds up.For details visit Conference Program
CONFERENCE PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS
Staunene Whelan was born in Newfoundland but spent much of her life in the Yukon. There she learned at an early age the effects of littering on wildlife and the environment, and this awareness has had a profound effect on her. She was encouraged and will continue to encourage Shawn with this huge initiative to help heal our oceans. She strongly believes 'we' are the cause as well as the solution!
Michelle Dias is an educator for Waste & Recycling Services at the City of Calgary. She studied biology at the University of Calgary and has been a naturalist and environmental educator for over 20 years. Her work focuses on building community capacity for waste diversion and reduction through education initiatives and engagement. She loves birding in her spare time and has recently developed a passion for cross-country skiing.
Grace Wark is the Green Workplace Coordinator at Green Calgary, a local organization working to empower Calgarians to take effective environmental action in their homes, communities, schools, and workplaces. Grace has a background in Environmental Science and has worked in the non-profit sector for the past four years, focusing on nature conservation and urban sustainability. At Green Calgary she provides support to local organizations in reducing their waste, water, and energy footprints. In her spare time, she enjoys nurturing her veggie patch and exploring the city's wetlands.
Tamara Seiler is Professor Emerita, Dept. of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary, where she taught courses in Canadian Studies, Communication studies, and cultural history. She is the author and co-author of a number of articles and books, and a recipient of The Order of the University of Calgary. Since retiring, she has served in a number of CALL positions.
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