Wintergreen will have a table at the following Sustainable Kingston events. We are one of Sustainable Kingston’s Community Partners!
Sustainable Kingston, in partnership with the City of Kingston, is excited to announce the first two speakers in the upcoming Sustainable Kingston Speaker Series: Pamela Blais and Tom Rand. This speaker series will feature well-known speakers, from diverse areas of expertise, with a focus on sustainability. Each event will start with a talk by a local sustainability champion, who will highlight the great work being done in our own backyard. Come early to mix and mingle with other community groups who will have booths set up, including the Loving Spoonful, Wintergreen Renewable Energy, and more. This speaker series is another community action showing Sustainable Kingston’s commitment to the implementation of the Sustainable Kingston Plan.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th, 2013 - Keynote Speaker Pamela Blais
Opening Speaker, Local Sustainability Champion: Chris VanderZwan of New Leaf Custom Homes will be speaking on innovation, building Kingston’s “Passive House” (PassivHaus), and climate change.
Keynote Speaker: Pamela Blais, the author of Perverse Cities, makes the case that accurate pricing and better policy are fundamental to curbing sprawl and shows how this can be achieved in practice through a range of market-oriented tools that promote efficient, sustainable cities.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28th, 2013 - Keynote Speaker Tom Rand
Opening Speaker: Local Sustainability Champion Mara Shaw of the Loving Spoonful will be speaking on the Loving Spoonful’s commitment to local, healthy food, and her personal connection to climate change.
Keynote Speaker: Tom Rand, the author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit and his soon-to-be published second book, Waking the Frog, expresses his belief that we have yet to have a serious, public conversation about the threat of climate change, and the economic opportunities afforded by the global transformation to a low-carbon economy.
Where: Both events will be held at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, ON.
When: Doors at 6:45, event runs from 7PM – 9PM
Contact: Please RSVP to ensure appropriate room set up. RSVP by email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613.544.2075 ext. 3.
Events are free.