22
April 2020

Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability in the Lower Mainland

Panel Presentation Organized by the Sustainability Committee and the Vancouver Branch

Please Note
To meet the latest advice from public health officials and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled until the fall season. Registration fees will be refunded to those that registered online and the rescheduled date is to be announced.
Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM–6:15 PM: Registration, and Networking
6:15 PM–7:30 PM: Panel Presentations
7:30 PM–8:15 PM: Questions to the Panel
8:30 PM: Closing Remarks
Location: Vancouver City Hall - 453 West 12 Ave., (Main Floor - Town Hall Room 110), Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Melina Scholefield (Manager of Green Infrastructure Implementation, City of Vancouver)

Conor Reynolds (Division Manager, Air Quality and Climate Change Policy, Metro Vancouver)

Anna Stukas (Business Development Manager, Carbon Engineering Ltd.)

Jae Mather (Director and Co-Founder at the Carbon Free Group)
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20 + GST = $21.00
Contact: If you have questions, please contact Harshan Radhakrishnan, P.Eng., at [email protected].
Note: Dress code: Business casual

To help us predict our catering needs, please register by April 15.
To raise awareness on energy and environmental sustainability strategies, the panelists will focus on some of the initiatives they are currently involved in and share with us their innovative solutions in creating a sustainable future through local action. Learn more about the challenges and opportunities for sustainability in the Lower Mainland by attending this panel discussion. Presentations will focus on the following areas:
  • Water Sustainability
  • Climate Action Planning
  • Negative Emissions Technology
  • Adoption of Clean Energy

The Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Sustainability Committee in partnership with the association’s Vancouver Branch has organized several panel discussions in the past few years around sustainability and climate change. This year’s event will feature presentations about water sustainability, climate action planning, negative emissions technology, and adoption of clean energy from Melina Scholefield (Manager of Green Infrastructure Implementation, City of Vancouver), Conor Reynolds (Division Manager, Air Quality and Climate Change Policy, Metro Vancouver), Anna Stukas (Business Development Manager, Carbon Engineering Ltd.), and Jae Mather (Director and Co-Founder at the Carbon Free Group), respectively. The Chair of the Sustainability Committee, Nelson Lee (Certified GHG Verifier, Green Sky Sustainability Consulting Inc.), will moderate the event.

To raise awareness on energy and environmental sustainability strategies, the panelists will focus on some of the initiatives they are currently involved in and share with us their innovative solutions in creating a sustainable future through local action. Please join us on April 22, 2020, at the Vancouver City Hall to gain a greater understanding on the various sustainability initiatives and for informal networking and discussions about sustainability trends to help expand awareness and engagement with these issues.

The event will include content on Development of an Engineers and Geoscientists BC Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP). The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG) is facilitating the work that would result in the development of a Climate Action Plan and the engagement sessions for the Action Plan Development are well underway: egbc.ca/climatechange.

Notes

  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'Non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
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  • Due to space limitations, registration is limited to 80 people. Please register online early to secure your seat


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