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Webinar series – Response to Climate Change
May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 17, 2020
Web series on Saskatchewan’s response to climate change: Caring Sustainably for Saskatchewan Collaboration presents “Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities,” a web series at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 12 to June 16, 2020 (find more details about each session below). The presentations will run from noon to 1:00 p.m., with additional time for questions until 1:30 p.m.
The focus of this web series is on how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan, in the Saskatoon area, and on farms.
The FREE webinars will be offered in a Zoom meeting and also will be streamed live on Facebook. Zoom participants must register in advance at:: http://environmentalsociety.ca/events/2020-webinar-series/
For more information visit the website of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (environmentalsociety.ca) or contact the Saskatchewan Environmental Society by e-mail at email@example.com or diocesan coordinator of Justice and Peace, Myron Rogal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring Sustainably for Saskatchewan Collaboration presents “Response to Climate Change: Present Practices and Opportunities”
The focus of this web series is on how to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan, in the Saskatoon area, and farms. Speakers may also discuss other effects on the environment and human well being.
The first webinar in the series will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The webinars will begin at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In most of the webinars there will be two presentations. The presentations will be in the first hour, but time for questions can extend to 1:30. Whenever the presentations on a particular day are short enough, we will have 5 minutes or a bit more for questions after the first presentation.
We will use Zoom for the web series. In addition, the presentations will be recorded on YouTube. There is advanced registration for the participants in the Zoom meeting. Participants will be able to register for the whole web series or for individual webinars.
The web series is free. We plan to post recordings of the presentations or the PowerPoint slides on website of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society. In addition, the recorded presentations or PowerPoint slides will be posted on the website of Communities Inspired for Environmental Action, which is part of the website of Faith and the Common Good.
Schedule for the series:
Webinar 1 (Tuesday, May 12):
Title: Climate Change Update and Strategies for Reducing Saskatchewan’s Greenhouse Gas emissions (Speaker: Peter Prebble)
This presentation will highlight the accelerating pace of climate change. Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions will be described. Peter will propose a strategy for reducing Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions to align with Canada’s obligations under the Paris Agreement, and he will explore the far more ambitious cuts needed to hold the global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Webinar 2 (Thursday, May 14):
Title: The Low Emissions Community Plan: Saskatoon’s Mitigation Strategy (Speaker: Hilary Carlson)
Title: Sustainability at Saskatoon Light & Power (Speakers: Ross Elliott and M.D. Mohoshin from Saskatoon Light & Power)
Webinar 3 (Tuesday, May19):
Topic: Urban planning strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Speaker: Robert Patrick)
Topic: Just transition from fossil fuels in Saskatchewan (Speakers: Hayley Carlson and Justin Fisher).
Webinar 4 (Thursday, May 21):
Topic: Electric vehicles and charging stations (Speaker: Jason Cruickshank)
Tentative Title: Alternative Fuels and Vehicles (Likely Speaker: Mike Sulatisky)
Webinar 5 (Tuesday, May 26):
Title: PACE: Understanding the Power of Unlimited Green Capital (Speaker: Brian Scott of PACE Canada, which was PACE Alberta)
Title: Passivhaus: How to create comfortable, healthy, net-zero energy buildings. (Speaker: Michael Nemeth)
Webinar 6 (Thursday, May 28):
Title: Low cost energy savings through operations and maintenance (Speaker: Angie Bugg from SES)
Title: Energy Efficiency – A Look at Faith Community Buildings (Speaker: Stephen Collette from Faithful Footprints)
Webinar 7 (Tuesday, June 2):
Title: Prairie Resilience: Implementation Update (Speaker: Christine Markel, Climate Change Branch, Ministry of Environment of Saskatchewan.)
Possible additional presentation by someone from SaskPower.
Webinar 8 (Thursday, June 4):
Topic: Farms (Speakers: Darrin Qualman and Margret Asmuss)
Webinar 9 (Tuesday, June 9):
Topic: Projects of First Nations Power Authority and Indigenous communities. (Speaker: Jenna Gall of First Nations Power Authority)
Topic: Electricity generation in Saskatchewan (Speaker: Bob Halliday)
Webinar 10 (Thursday, June 11):
Possible Topics: What governments and other institutions can do to reduce Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions. A strategy for reducing Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Speaker: Mark Bigland-Pritchard)
Possible Online discussion in Zoom of actions by governments and other institutions that can reduce Saskatchewan’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Webinar 11 (Tuesday, June 16):
Panel discussion of the role of faith communities in climate change