Green in the City 2020, a free, online series of speaker seminars, will explore key environmental and climate issues
THE LONDON ENVIRONMENTAL Network, the City of London, the London Public Library and City Symposium are presenting Green in the City 2020, a free series of environmental seminars tackling key climate and environmental issues through the lenses of regional, municipal and local speakers.
From October 27 to November 24, Green in the City 2020 will explore environmental issues like food waste, urban agriculture, and sustainable transportation. An annual program, this year all sessions will be hosted virtually with plenty of ways to interact and engage online.
“Through Green in the City, we are aiming to show Londoners examples of programs or organizations in the region that are taking environmental action, as well as examples of how community leaders in London are taking environmental action in their households and communities,” says Leah Derikx, environmental projects coordinator at London Environmental Network.
“Even during a pandemic, there are ways that we can be mindful of our environmental impacts and make our city more sustainable and just for current and future generations ― and we are trying to show that through Green in the City.”
The series finale, Covid-19 and a Green Economic Recovery on November 24, features Priyanka Lloyd (executive director of Green Economy Canada), Gaby Kalapos (executive director of Clean Air Partnership), Grand Chief Joel Abram (Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians), and Mike Fabro (manager of sustainability and resiliency at City of London). These speakers will be sharing what strategies, policies and projects should be implemented for a green economic recovery, and how these can be applied in London.
“Green in the City has special meaning this year,” notes Jay Stanford, director, environment, fleet & solid waste at the City of London. “All subject areas and the tremendous list of speakers will provide excellent ideas, perspectives and insights that can be used by London residents, businesses and the city staff as we collectively develop London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan.”
Sign up today!
From beginner to expert, there is something for everyone at Green in the City 2020. To sign up, consult the schedule below and click on the registration link for each session you would like to attend. Recordings will also be available after each event.
Tackling Food Waste | October 27, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Explore how like-minded cities are creating a circular economy and eliminating food waste, London’s food waste reduction efforts and how you can make some simple changes in your life to reduce food waste. Register here.
Making Sustainable Transportation Choices | November 3, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Learn how public transit systems, transportation demand management strategies and cycling can empower you and create a sustainable city and healthier environment for all. Register here.
Urban Agriculture in Your Backyard & Community | November 10, 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Listen to three different perspectives about how the urban agriculture movement is growing, and how you can become a part of it in London. Register here.
City Symposium on Responsible Consumption & Production | November 16, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Inspired by Sustainable Development Goal #15, we ask four brilliant people, What would responsible consumption and production look like in London? Register here.
Covid-19 and a Green Economic Recovery | November 24, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In our series finale, we will explore what strategies and projects should be implemented for a green economic recovery in London. Register here.
This story was created by Content Studio, TreeTown Media’s commercial content division, on behalf of the London Environmental Network.