A local look at taking action on the climate

The third annual Thompson-Okanagan Climate Action Forum will be held this Thursday, March 29, at UBCO.

  • Mar. 27, 2012 7:00 a.m.

The third annual Thompson-Okanagan Climate Action Forum will be held this Thursday, March 29, at UBCO.

This free event is a great opportunity to engage with local leaders interested in climate action.

The Fresh Outlook Foundation, a Lake Country-based organization, is partnering with B.C.’s Climate Action Secretariat, UBC Okanagan’s Sustainability Office and FortisBC to host the event.

The day has been designed to cover many of the facets of climate action that are taking place in the Okanagan right now and possible ideas to affect change in the future.

Attendees at the one day conference will learn about the business case for sustainability and climate action, enjoy a tour of sustainable facilities at the host venue, UBCO, and learn about some of the climate action successes from all over the Thompson-Okanagan.

There is also an opportunity to take part in the discussion about regional initiatives.

Participants interested in climate change will be able to learn more about green buildings, water and wastewater, agriculture, transportation, and energy programs.

Experts have been scheduled for each of these topics and it promises to be an informative event.

Joanne de Vries is a Lake Country resident and the dynamo behind The Fresh Outlook Foundation. Fresh Outlook is well known by regional sustainability experts for organizing the multi-day Building Sustainably Communities Conference, which attracts top experts and decision makers in the field from across North America.

The Climate Action Forum is an opportunity for interested locals to take advantage of Fresh Outlook’s organizational depth and grasp of the issues in a single, easy to digest day.

For more information or to register contact de Vries at 250-766-1777 or go to jo@freshoutlookfoundation.org.

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