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(Mar 1) Semester in Climate Futures

(Mar 1) Semester in Climate Futures

We are proud to announce that ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford will be teaching the Fall 2019 SFU Semester in Dialogue, Semester in Climate Futures. Deborah is the first alumna of the program to return in a teaching position and will provide students with insights as a life long environmentalist, passionate communicator, and thought leader […]

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(Feb 21) Ecosystem Restoration with Wildfire: Webinar

(Feb 21) Ecosystem Restoration with Wildfire: Webinar

          This is the first webinar as part of a new Wildfire and Climate Change Winter/Spring 2019 Webinar Series. When: February 21 9am-10am PST Speaker: Al Neal, Senior Ecosystem Restoration Specialist, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Al will share his many decades of experience in planning […]

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(April 2,3,4,) Parksville 2019: Building Nanaimo Region’s "Actionable Vision" for Water & Watersheds

(April 2,3,4,) Parksville 2019: Building Nanaimo Region’s “Actionable Vision” for Water & Watersheds

Join delegates from the east coast of Vancouver Island and beyond, and attend a ‘watershed moment’ in the City of Parksville on April 2-3-4 for a field day followed by the 2-day symposium. In 2019, the Regional District of Nanaimo is updating their Action Plan for Drinking Water and Watershed Protection (DWWP) to incorporate learnings […]

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(Feb 28) The Impacts of 1.5 Degrees

(Feb 28) The Impacts of 1.5 Degrees

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Climate Futures Initiative and Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment are pleased to introduce the Climate Futures Series: The SCIENCE, the IMPACTS and SOLUTIONS to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. On February 28th, the Impacts of 1.5 Degrees talk will focus on the approach used by the scientific […]

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(Jan 25) TEDx: The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate

(Jan 25) TEDx: The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate

Beth Sawin presents “The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate” at TEDx Sun Valley. Elizabeth Sawin tells how we can solve the climate issue by helping other people solve their problems. Elizabeth Sawin is Co-Director of Climate Interactive, a think tank that applies systems analysis to climate change and related issues. A biologist with […]

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(Feb 11) YYC Job Posting: Climate Change and Environment Technician

(Feb 11) YYC Job Posting: Climate Change and Environment Technician

The Calgary Airport Authority is looking to hire a Climate Change and Environment Technician. The Environmental Technician is suited for a Jr. environmental professional or new grad and is responsible for supporting the environment portfolios of water, vegetation, wildlife and noise. The person in this role will collect, analyze, monitor and manage environmental data in […]

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(Jan-Mar) BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative Workshops

(Jan-Mar) BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative Workshops

The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative is hosting multiple workshops over the next two months that support adaptation and wildfire planning for agriculture across BC. The workshops are aimed at agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives. Producers will gain vital knowledge to prepare themselves and […]

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(Jan 22) Sustainable Land Use: A Public Opinion Survey of British Columbians

(Jan 22) Sustainable Land Use: A Public Opinion Survey of British Columbians

The Real Estate Foundation of BC recently released and opinion poll outlining British Columbians opinions and values on land use, sustainability, and conservation. Here are some of the findings that might interest the ACT community: 81% of British Columbians support strong penalties (including jail time) for people and companies who pollute or severely damage natural […]

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