Climate Action Exchange - Kootenay- Castlegar

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Castlegar and District Community Recreation Complex

2101-6th Avenue

Selkirk Room

Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 3B2

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Join Leaders in Climate Action from the Kootenays to celebrate success, discover new opportunities and explore best practices and tools.

This FREE one-day event will be packed with information, ideas and discussion to help prepare the region for climate change impacts while reducing carbon emissions and energy use.

Lunch and refreshments to be provided.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 2, 2012

Agenda:

This agenda is subject to change. If you have questions, please contact Heather.Bauer@gov.bc.ca.

MORNING

TIME

ACTIVITY

9:00-10:00

Registration, mingling

10:00-10:15

Welcome: Mayor of City of Castlegar

10:15-10:45

Presentation: Mel Reasoner - Weather Trends in the Columbia Basin

10:45-11:30

Presentations: Leadership examples of successful climate action and opportunities for more

  • Meredith Hamstead & Heather Mitchell: Columbia Basin Trust Watersmart Program
  • Lukas Armstrong: Nelson’s PassivHaus
  • Stephen Bearss, Fink Machines: District Energy for Ktunaxa St Mary's Band

11:30-12:00p

Talk Show: A discussion of carbon emission reduction in communities and for corporate operations

  • Community Energy Association: Carbon Neutral Kootenays.
  • Fiona Galbraith: Nelson’s Corporate GHG Reduction Program
  • Carol Suhan, Fortis BC: Rossland on an Energy Diet & Spot the Energy Savings
  • Brendan Wilson, Selkirk College: Forest Carbon Management

AFTERNOON

TIME

ACTIVITY

12:00-1:00p

Lunch; Tour of the Castlegar Community Complex heat recovery systems & energy efficiency & waste reduction improvements.

1:00-2:05

Presentations: Tools and methods for taking action online, in the community & in your organization

  • Arvind Ramakrishnan, Fortis BC: Renewable Natural Gas
  • Robert Macrea, Instructor, Integrated Environmental Planning Technology: Selkirk College Renewable Energy Program & Carbon Neutrality
  • Carmen Proctor: Nelson’s Ecosave Program for Homeowners
  • Heather Bauer, Climate Action Secretariat: Are you a LiveSmart Leader? Online community demonstration

2:05-2:15

Sound Bites: 60 second pitches from 10 leaders of climate action in the room – a chance to identify networking opportunities.

2:15-2:30

Networking and refreshment break & tool market place

2:30-4:00

ACTIVITY: Sector based working groups

What is working and needs a boost?

What are the new and priority opportunities?

What methods can we apply?

Who will take action?

4:00-4:30

Report out from groups

4:30-4:45

Next Steps & Closing

Who is it for?

The Kootenay Climate Action Exchange is for anyone working towards addressing the challenge of climate change from every sector: elected officials, local government employees, businesses, industry, non-profit representatives, First Nations, academia, provincial and federal government.

Are you a Leader in Climate Action?

You may also be interested in joining our online community of climate action practitioners from around the province. The LiveSmart Leaders community, a social media platform, is for anyone doing or interested in climate action - mitigation and adaptation.


This event is also being planned to coordinate with the Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative’s (CACCI) Extreme Weather & Infrastructure Workshop for local governments. There will be networking opportunities for participants of both events, to be held at the same venue, though registrations are separate (please only register for one event).

View the agenda for the CACCI event.

Register for the CACCI event.


See you in Castlegar!

Further information available at: pdehnel@communityenergy.bc.ca or 250-352-1200


Recommended Accommodations in Castlegar:

All facilities have a Business centre on premises and high speed internet in room

Sandman Hotel - 4 Green Key Rating

Address:1944 Columbia Ave, Castlegar

Phone: (250) 365-8444

Rate: $99.00 taxes per night (Gov rate)

Breakfast: Continental included for one guest/room

Super 8 - 3 Green Key Rating
651 - 18th Street, Castlegar
Phone: 250-365-2700

Rate: $89.00+ taxes per night (Gov rate)

Breakfast: Deluxe Continental included (i.e. hot items incl)

Fireside Inn - No Green Key Rating, but offers Environmentally friendly services (i.e recycling)
1810 - 8th Avenue, Castlegar
Phone: 250-365-2128

Rate: $90.00+ taxes per night (Gov rate)

Breakfast: Deluxe Continental included

Brought to you by:

LiveSmart BC, Ministry of Environment, Province of BC and Community Energy Association

In partnership with:

City of Castlegar

Date and Time

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Castlegar and District Community Recreation Complex

2101-6th Avenue

Selkirk Room

Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 3B2

Canada

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