Wed., Feb. 26 | UBC Okanagan

Building Community Resilience in a Changing Climate

An evening with Sheila Watt-Cloutier and guests. $15 admission, get your tickets now!
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Building Community Resilience in a Changing Climate

Time & Location

Feb. 26, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7, Canada

About the Event

Seating is limited and tickets are required. Buy your $15 admission tickets HERE

Registration and Doors Open at 6:30 P.M., Event starts at 7 P.M.

Keynote speaker Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is widely recognized for her influential work. She is the author of "The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet" and the TEDx Talk “Human Trauma and Climate Trauma as One.”

They invite you to explore the impacts of climate change, globally and locally, through our lived experiences and join efforts to address enhanced resiliency, and inspire action and hope for the future.

Hosted by CBC's Chris Walker, the evening will also feature:

Syilx/Okanagan captikwł (storytelling)

• The public launch of "Climate Projections Report for the Okanagan" - looking at how our climate is projected to change over the next 30-60 years and inform community response

• An expert panel discussion with Watt-Cloutier, Heather Deegan - Director of Healthy Communities with Interior Health Authority, Anna Warwick Sears - Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board , Rob Osiowy - Wildlife Officer with BC Wildfire Service, Gayle Krahn - Horticulture Manager with Coral Beach Farms, and Gillian Aubie Vines with Pinna Sustainability Inc. and the Climate Projections Report author. Others include representatives from emergency response.

Walker will facilitate a panel Q&A, helping us better understand how various sectors are adapting locally to address climate change and discuss ways to enhance resiliency.

Following the panel discussion, you are invited to visit with representatives from:

  • Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program and South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program
  • OBWB's Okanagan WaterWise
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • Okanagan Xeriscape Association
  • Green Okanagan
  • Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan
  • Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) Planning Services, Fire Services, and Waste Reduction
  • Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Learn about the work of these groups to address climate change in the Okanagan and find out how you can get involved!

Light refreshments will be served at a reception following the event.

This event is hosted by the Regional District of Central Okanagan and presented in partnership with OBWB-Okanagan WaterWise, UBC's Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services, and Okanagan Nation Alliance. 

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