Global Climate Action Summit - affiliate event

Thu, 09/13/2018
When: 
September 13-14, 2018
Where: 
Okanagan College - Penticton and Kelowna Campuses
Who: 
Okanagan College and the Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan
Municipality: 
Penticton and Kelowna
Contact: 
rowarner@okanagan.bc.ca

On September 13 and 14, Okanagan College and the Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan will be hosting affiliate event in partnership with the Global Climate Action Summit with a focus on healthy energy systems and sustainable communities themes.  

Event Description: 
Okanagan College and the Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan have partnered with the Global Climate Action Summit to host an affiliate event during the Summit. 
 
With a focus on two of the Summit’s themes of healthy energy systems and sustainable communities, this Affiliate event will demonstrate progress by showcasing local projects addressing sustainable energy, building, and infrastructure.  
 
The event will include an ongoing expo with exhibits from local businesses and organizations helping to achieve climate progress and building toward a more sustainable future.  The event will be open to the public and the press.
 
Healthy Energy Systems
 
The Community Energy Association will speak to their activities in community and corporate energy and emissions plans, energy efficient new and retrofitted buildings, support with renewable energy projects, and implementing electric vehicle charging stations.  Fortis BC will address rebates and support for energy efficient building construction and renovations, and renewable energy (solar and renewable natural gas).  
 
buildingsSustainable Communities
 
The theme of sustainable communities will address the intersection between local and global initiatives, especially opportunities for coordination.  Participants will focus on building (for example, Okanagan College’s Sustainable Construction Management program) infrastructure, and planning.  
 
 
Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 (All day) to Friday, September 14, 2018 (All day)