From Keystone XL to the Northern Gateway and Energy East pipeline projects, the accelerated expansion of the Canadian Oil Sands is being framed as inevitable and essential for nation building and job creation. Yet an alternative narrative is emerging that needs to be amplified about the transition to clean energy and low carbon solutions and the benefits this pathway provides. Join environmental communication expert Cara Pike from Climate Access as she shares an overview of public opinion and media coverage in Canada on clean energy and climate issues, along with recommendations on how to reframe the debate.
Join us on Thursday October 30th at the Sustainability Network offices in Toronto for this one-day training session. The workshop will be hosted by John Swaigen of Ecojustice who has designed the session to educate nonprofits active in the environmental field about the legal tools available to protect our air, water, land, and human health.
Please join us on Wednesday November 12th at 1 PM Eastern for an hour long webinar with Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, on her first report as Commissioner.
The report dealt with Canada's commitment to: - Mitigating Climate Change - Environmental Monitoring of Oil Sands - Marine Navigation in the Canadian Arctic - Implementation of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 - Departmental Progress in Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies - Environmental Petitions Annual Report
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
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The need to reframe our conversations about environmental concerns has emerged as a key priority for many who work to protect the health of our small blue planet. Solid scientific research pointing to the impacts of climate change, degraded water quality, habitat destruction and toxics have failed to mobilize sufficient public, government or corporate action to address these and a host of other environmental issues. As communicators, we are just not connecting.