Recent Cool Drinks

November 20, 2018
Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change

Cool North Shore and SFU’s Faculty of Environment screened this documentary film in advance of COP24 in Poland. In this documentary, nine female climate change leaders in BC, who work in a variety of fields, share their stories to show how climate science, meaningful action and collaborative leadership intersect to bend the curve on climate change.

April 30, 2018
Creating a Sustainable Food System on the North Shore

A representative of Metro Vancouver first introduced Metro Vancouver’s Regional Food System Strategy.  Then a member of Table Matters reviewed the North Shore Food Charter and local projects that have supported its guiding principles. Afterwards, a representative of the Edible Garden Project discussed how this initiative educates community members on how to grow their own food as well as supports North Shore residents in accessing healthy produce.

February 27, 2018
Adapting to Climate Change in Metro Vancouver: Key Policies and Innovative Campaigns

A representative of Metro Vancouver opened the event by explaining anticipated climate impacts to the region over the next several decades.  Then a staff member from West Coast Environmental Law shared details of its Climate Law in our Hands campaign, which encourages local governments to write letters to large fossil fuel producers to persuade them to help cover the cost of adapting to climate change.

January 30, 2018
100% Renewable Energy in Cities

Many cities around the world have set a 100% renewable energy goal for the electricity, building and/or transportation sectors, including Vancouver. A representative from SFU’s Renewable Cities Program introduced why cities should adopt this inspiring target and provided examples of cities and other jurisdictions within and outside North America that are working towards this goal. Then the City of Vancouver’s Climate Policy Manager discussed the city’s Renewable City Strategy and how it is being implemented.

November 28, 2017
The Value of Energy Efficient Homes

A representative of BC Hydro provided valuable tips on how to improve the comfort of your home and save money and electricity this winter. In addition, a representative of the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders’ Association introduced the broad goals of the new BC Energy Step Code, the 5 “steps” or performance requirements for new homes, and how municipalities may apply the code.

May 30, 2017
Sustainable Neighbourhoods

A representative of Project Green Bloc in the Riley Park Neighbourhood of Vancouver discussed how several households reduced their ecological footprint and learned how to live more sustainably. Meanwhile, a resident from Bowen Island explained how homes in several neighbouroods became more energy efficient after going through CNS’ Cool Neighbourhoods program.

April 18, 2017
North Shore Electoral Candidates Panel Discussion on the Environment
Six candidates representing the Liberal, Green and New Democrat parties in the provincial election attended this panel discussion. They shared their personal and party’s position on creating a greener economy in BC, strengthening action on climate change, and protecting our natural environment.

January 30, 2017
North Shore Municipalities and Their Leadership on Climate Change
Municipal staff from the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver discussed actions that they are implementing from their Community Energy & Emissions Plans or Strategic Energy Management Plan to lower greenhouse gas emissions in their communities and at the corporate level.

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