Date(s) - 18/Mar/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
🌿Urban Forestry – Its Role in Climate Change Mitigation – Kanchi Dave & Cheryl Ng
Climate change does not have to be an overwhelming, faraway topic that only high-level government bodies talk about. Here in our everyday lives, and on the local scale, we can take active steps to reduce our own carbon footprint and make our neighbourhoods more climate-friendly. In this interactive workshop, Kanchi Dave and Cheryl Ng from UBC’s Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning will address how urban forests are one key solution to climate change impacts in urban environments.
Through fun and practical exercises from the Citizen’s Coolkit, you will get to participate in hands-on activities to learn more about the causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation of/for climate change at various scales. Kanchi & Cheryl will explain the role and importance of urban forests in climate change adaptation, and together we’ll brainstorm practical solutions to address climate change within our households and neighbourhoods.
Both Kanchi & Cheryl are passionate and experienced climate change researchers and educators. As Community Energy Coordinator at CALP Kanchi leads projects related to renewable energy, urban heat and nature-based solutions for climate change and human health. Cheryl’s role as Community Engagement Coordinator has involved planning and co-delivering Vancouver’s 2020 Cool ‘Hood Champs program which trained over 30 local residents to become climate champions in their neighbourhoods.
This presentation will be aired via Zoom Video Conferencing. On the Monday preceding the event, Nature Vancouver members will receive the Zoom link in the weekly e-News. To join the talk on Thursday, click on that link after 7:15 pm. The talk will begin at 7:30 pm. Non-members are welcome and should Email denis@NatureVancouver.ca well in advance to register for the link.