Green in the City, a free, online event series, will explore water stewardship, sustainable building retrofits, and climate resilience
THE LONDON ENVIRONMENTAL Network, the City of London and the London Public Library are presenting this year’s Green in the City, an annual event series tackling environmental and sustainability topics. The series aims to explore topics through a local lens by highlighting leaders in various sectors, including grassroots groups, institutions, nonprofits, government and businesses.
“Green in the City has become a really special event and I’m proud of the collaboration between the City of London, London Public Library, and London Environmental Network,” notes Jay Stanford, director, climate change, environment & waste management at the City of London. “Together, with the help and expertise of the exceptional group of speakers we’ve gathered for this year’s webinar series, we are able to demonstrate that real climate change action is occurring right here in London or nearby. This can be used to build confidence to do more, a must for all of us.”
In its fourth rendition and second year online, Green in the City aims to showcase diverse perspectives and local leaders that are truly demonstrating what it takes to make London a greener city.
“Seeing the audience for this series continue to grow shows us the importance of keeping the focus on sustainability and helping to tell the story of all that Londoners are doing to make this a greener city,” shares Joanna Kerr, public services librarian with London Public Library.
In addition to learning from these sustainability perspectives, the Green in the City series has also launched a contest for a chance to win amazing prizes and celebrate environmental action in London. Simply share a photo or video on social media that demonstrates an environmental action with the hashtag #whatmakesagreencity for a chance to win one of 15 prizes! Click here for more contest details.
There are still three sessions remaining in this year’s Green in the City series to attend live. To watch all past event recordings from the series, click here. Read on for more information and to register for these FREE, online events about sustainability:
Who’s Practicing Water Stewardship? | November 9th, 7PM – 8:15PM
Learn about how community leaders, businesses, nonprofits, and municipal efforts are driving water stewardship to manage freshwater usag and protect freshwater bodies. Featuring speakers:
- Raj Gill from Canadian Freshwater Alliance
- Wahsayzee Deleary from the Oneida and Chippewa of the Thames First Nations
- Dan Rinehart of Trojan Technologies
- Aaron Rozentals from the City of London
- Interested? Click here to register.
Why Do We Need Sustainable Building Retrofits? | November 16th, 7PM – 8:15PM
Hear from several local examples of sustainable buildings and retrofits that are leading the way for greener buildings. Featuring speakers:
- Dean Sheppard, Executive Director of ReForest London
- Luca Monti, Manager of Community & Corporate Partnerships at 100 Kellogg Lane
- Terrylynn Brant from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, who also runs the Mohawk Seedkeeper School
- Tom Davis, President of Green-Tech Environmental Engineering Ltd and Professor of Building Technology at Fanshawe College
- Interested? Click here to register.
How Can I Support Climate Resilience? | November 23rd, 7PM – 8:30PM
In the series finale, we will learn about science-policy interactions and examples of climate change impacts and resilience across Canada and several First Nations communities. We will also learn how we can support climate resilience locally by getting involved with the City of London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan. Featuring speakers:
- Gordon McBean, Co-Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability and president-elect of the International Council for Science
- Jay Stanford, Director of Climate Change, Environment & Waste Management at the City of London
- Samantha Whiteye, Entrepreneur & Public Speaker of Xúwii Shoopéekal Enterprises
- Be sure to join us for our fall finale of Green in the City! Register here.
This story was created by Content Studio, TreeTown Media’s commercial content division, on behalf of London Environmental Network.