Wednesday, November 9 2016, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This is your chance to discuss climate change with a representative of your federal government!
Hosted by Niagara College at its Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario campus
A Call-Out to the Niagara community from Niagara College & Niagara Centre Liberal MP Vance Badawey
Posted November 7th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Niagara College will be hosting Niagara Centre Federal Member of Parliament (MP) Vance Badawey at our Niagara-on-the-Lake campus Wednesday November 9th, 2016 (from 9:00-11:30am) for a discussion on climate change. MP Badawey is looking to obtain the important perspective of young professionals on the impacts of climate change in the Niagara Region and what the Canadian government can do to help mitigate these impacts.
The event will take place between 9:00-11:30 a.m. on campus in the big meeting room (W212). This will be a structured open house style event and is really just a platform for current and future young professionals in the Niagara Region to come together and discuss climate change impacts with one of their federal government representatives.
Attendees will be broken up into groups and asked a specific set of questions with a facilitator leading the conversation. Comments and ideas from this meeting will be recorded and given to MP Badawey to bring back to the Hill.
There is limited space available for this event, so if you are interested in attending, we ask that you email Amber Schmucker – Sustainability Engagement Officer ( email@example.com ) by Friday, November 4th; in this email please include a brief statement of interest (a.k.a why you would like to participate), your full name, Blackboard username, and program. A confirmation email will be sent to all approved attendees (as there is a cut-off number).
We emphasize that there is limited space available, we expect that all attendees participate for the entire event (9:00-11:30 a.m.). Note that there will be a waiting list developed once the attendee cut-off number has been reached and any other interested individuals will be selected from this list should space become available.
The links below will provide some background information surrounding this particular topic, any additional information that we feel will benefit the conversation will be shared with attendees prior to the event. Please feel free to perform your own research on the topic and bring forward your individual thoughts, opinions and experiences in regards to the impacts of climate change in the Niagara Region.
- Justin Trudeau’s plan for carbon pricing: https://www.facebook.com/JustinPJTrudeau/videos/10154712762145649/
- Example of previous climate change focused meeting with MP Badawey: http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2016/09/28/badaway-asking-for-input-on-climate-change-and-electoral-reform
- David Suzuki on carbon pricing: http://davidsuzuki.org/issues/climate-change/science/climate-solutions/carbon-pricing/
- Information on Ontario Cap & Trade legislation: https://www.ontario.ca/page/cap-and-trade
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