Climate Crisis: Making Sense of Energy Transitions
Continuing its conversation on climate change, the Collingwood Climate Action Team is hosting an interactive event next month called, Climate Crisis: Making Sense of Energy Transitions.
They are the same group that hosted the Simcoe-Grey version of 100 Debates on the Environment in October.
On Dec. 21, they are welcoming climate crisis and energy systems expert Mark Meldrum, Director of Energy at SYSTEMIQ, a climate crisis think-tank and consultancy based in London, Munich and Jakarta. Formerly the Head of Corporate Strategy at National Grid (the energy utility in the UK) and Manager at Bain and Company, Meldrum holds an INSEAD MBA and University of Waterloo degree in Engineering. He is a proud Canadian, born and raised in Ontario, and approaches his work from both a global and local perspective.
Organizers say, news reports of climate change are increasingly frequent and illustrate there is indeed a crisis at hand. Unfortunately, these reports do not often provide much in the way of detail, broader impacts, substantiation, or initiatives where people can contribute in a positive way. This conversation will give us a chance to understand the macro trends and how it all fits together. What is the impact on our society, on our local community, on you, on our kids? What can you do that makes a difference?
Bringing this issue into the light will help us locally move forward with solutions and actions in 2020.
The event is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Collingwood Leisure Centre, 100 Minnesota St.
There will be a cash bar and light snacks provided. Please bring refillable/reusable containers. Everyone, including youth 12 and older, is encouraged to attend. Admission is free. Register online at www.eventbrite.ca, search “Climate Crisis: Making Sense of Energy Transitions. What Can You Do?”
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