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Webinar: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System

Webinar: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System

See this exciting webinar from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: Report Release Webinar: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System Thursday, July 20 2:00 pm ET Electricity is fundamental to the United States’ health, safety, and economy. However, extreme weather events, earthquakes, cyber attacks, and other threats have the potential to cause […]

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Webinar: The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure

Check out the next webinar offered by the Security & Sustainability Forum: The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World Thursday, July 19 1:15 – 2:45 pm EDT Systems thinking and a sustainability framework can serve to effectively guide investment in natural, built, cyber, and social infrastructure.  The trifecta […]

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Still Creek: Lost and Found Performance

Still Creek: Lost and Found Performance

Community arts group Still Creek Arts Society is one of the groups working to restore the natural habitat of Still Creek. This Sunday, join them for a special performance about this beautiful place: Still Creek: Lost and Found Sunday, July 2 12:30 – 2:30 pm Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth Free for youth under 25; $10-$20 donation […]

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Open Call: Youth Delegation to UN Climate Conference COP23

Open Call: Youth Delegation to UN Climate Conference COP23

Read below for an exciting opportunity for youth aged 18-24: . The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) will be seeking youth to be part of a youth delegation and attend the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany in Nov 2017. . BCCIC is seeking 2 youth to sit on the delegation and […]

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Webinar: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience

Webinar: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience

Check out this new webinar from the Security and Sustainability Forum: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience Thursday, July 13 1:15 – 2:45 pm The private sector and all levels of government are embracing resilience as a holistic, proactive framework to reduce risk, improve services, adapt to changing conditions, and empower citizens. Recent high […]

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ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

Our latest project, Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance: A Case Study of Still Creek, has been in the news this week. SFU released an article on our project, focusing on the benefits of fighting climate change through ecosystem restoration. Restoring and maintaining ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate […]

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ACT Interview on Roundhouse Radio

On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford was a guest on Evenings with Kirk LaPointe on Roundhouse Radio. Click here to listen to the interview. (~10 minutes) In the interview, Deb and Kirk discuss the case of Still Creek, one of only two daylit streams in the City of Vancouver. After decades of pollution and neglect, […]

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CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

CBC Early Edition: How do we adapt for 2050?

On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was a guest on CBC’s The Early Edition to discuss the new podcast series 2050: Degrees of Change. This new podcast, produced by CBC, explores how our world and lives will adapt to climate change over the next few decades. Each episode focuses on a different issue, with […]

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