Practical Lessons from the Frontlines of the Climate Emergency

Thursday, April 22nd at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST.

Cities and municipalities are on the frontlines of the climate emergency. They're also on the frontlines of bold solutions to address it.

Join us for this Earth Day Webinar to learn from two communities who worked with residents to build strong, equitable climate emergency action plans, reaching 25% of their permanent resident population.

Join to hear inspiring success stories and practical public engagement tips for moving forward, or even starting, your own community climate action plan. 

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Meet Our Guests


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Kim Neale, Climate Change Coordinator at Municipality of Central Manitoulin and Billings Township

Kim is Working on behalf of the Municipality of Central Manitoulin and Billings Township to publish Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory(s) and work with each community to create, implement and monitor a Climate Change Action Plan focused on mitigating the impacts of climate change at the local level.

She spent three years in project management and public policy development in the post-secondary sector after her 2006 graduation from environmental engineering at the University of Guelph followed by nearly a decade as an environmental underwriter where she worked frequently with Canadian municipalities.

She brings with her an in-depth understanding of environmental risks for municipalities and a desire to focus on climate change risk, climate action and helping municipalities become more resilient.

Ben West

Ben West, Co-director of the eDemocracy Network and the Carbon Budget Project

Ben is the Executive Director of eDemocracy Network and co-director of the eDemocracy Carbon Budget project. He is a leader in the climate space in Canada with over 20 years of experience in strategic communications and public engagement.

He was the founder and chair of The Great Climate Race, worked as a Healthy Communities Campaigner and Communications Coordinator for the Wilderness Committee, Campaign Director for ForestEthics (Stand) and as the Communications and Project Lead for Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative.


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Meet Our Host

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Andrea Reimer

Andrea Reimer spent four terms in local government including 10 years as the lead on public engagement on Vancouver City Council, where she also served as Deputy Mayor and Chair of Policy and Strategic Priorities. She recently completed a fellowship at Harvard in recognition of this work and is currently teaching about power, policy and engagement at UBC and SFU in Vancouver, Canada.


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