Community Climate Change Conversation in Cathedral
Dec 9, 2018
Community Climate Conversation in Cathedral
Sunday December 9 6:30-9:30pm
Catherdral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Ave, Regina
Four local speakers (to be confirmed) will each give a 5 minute presentation followed by small group facilitated discussion.
Beverages available for purchase.
Children welcome in the event or childcare will be provided in an adjacent room.
We feel that the timing is right to have serious conversations about climate change. At the beginning of October, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned us that action must take place immediately to halt the negative impacts of climate change. They warn that we have only 12 years to do this or risk losing up to 50% of all species and see detrimental effects to human health.
On October 29 of this year, we were pleased to hear that Regina City Councillors passed a motion to be 100% renewable by 2050. Ward 3 City Councillor, Andrew Stevens said, "People at all levels of government should be taking climate change seriously. And this means the municipal leadership when it comes to building alternatives.” Cathedral Area is a key neighbourhood to begin this leadership since it holds much expertise in the area of renewable energy action and climate change.
SaskOutdoors and Cathedral Area Communicaty Association are pleased to join together to begin the conversations in Regina to promote education, and community engagement in the Cathedral neighbourhood and beyond. We are inspired by other cities across Canada and in our province that have action plans on climate change.
Two confirmed speakers to date:
Jared Clarke is a middle years teacher, naturalist and climate change advocate
Kris Dueck is high school teacher and Cathedral area resident who owns solar panels