The Climate Crisis and Its Solutions - Halifax (Livestream Available)

Feb 28, 2019 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM

Volta

Location: Volta, 1505 Barrington St (Maritime Centre), Unit 100, Halifax, NS

Date: Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Time: Lunch and Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free (lunch – please advise of any special dietary requirements)

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, February 26th, 2019.

NEW!  A livestream of this session is available. Please select the appropriate timeslot where details are provided. 

 

This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.

 

Presenters: Laura White, P.Eng., Research Associate, Applied Energy Research Department, NSCC and Chaz Garraway.  

 

Description: 

The Climate Reality Project, founded by former US Vice-President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is a global network of citizens committed to the implementation of solutions to the greatest challenge of our time. Over the course of three days in August, 2018, Chaz Garraway and Laura White, P. Eng completed the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training program. Participants were trained on climate science, solutions to solve the crisis, and communication techniques to rally Canadians behind those solutions. There are now over 17000 leaders worldwide advocating and campaigning for climate solutions in 150 countries. Canadians make up 900 of these leaders. 

 

Al Gore frequently presents his slideshow entitled “The Climate Crisis and its Solutions”, as shown in his two documentaries; An Inconvenient Truth (2006) and An Inconvenient Sequel (2016). The slideshow addresses the questions "Must We Change?, Can We Change and Will We Change?". This Lunch and Learn session will be a personalized version of this presentation delivered by Chaz and Laura followed by a Q&A session. 

 

Bios:

Laura White, P. Eng has seen the world through the lens of sustainability since completing her mechanical engineering degree at Dalhousie in 2001. She has a background in non-destructive testing and nuclear waste management from her time with Ontario Power Generation. Laura returned to Nova Scotia in 2014 and is currently engaged in her work at the Nova Scotia Community College Applied Energy Research lab, raising her young family, and various volunteer roles including chairing the Engineers Nova Scotia Sustainability Committee.

 

Chaz Garraway is a second year engineering student at Dalhousie University and has been involved with environmental issues from a very young age. As a young person from The Bahamas, Chaz has seen the effects of climate change first hand, from rising seas to severe hurricanes. After years of research and learning about climate change and the effects it has on the environment, he has taken action to contribute to the solutions. Chaz started a recycling program in high school, became a Climate Reality Leader and started an environmental club, the Dalhousie EnviroMENTALISTS. He is involved with several organizations in Halifax fighting for climate justice.

Schedule

11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Access this session from your computer, tablet or phone using the following steps:

​1. Make sure your device is updated to Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later

​2. Download the Adobe Connect app in advance (this can take 5 minutes or so)

​3. Connect to the session through the URL:  https://engineersnovascotia.adobeconnect.com/lunch/