Resilient Cities Conference: Preparing London for a rapidly changing future
In the context of urban environments, resilience can be defined as the capacity of individuals, neighbourhoods, businesses, institutions, and cities as a whole to bounce back and even become stronger after acute events such as hurricanes or chronic stresses such as smog.
The Resilience Cities Conference will explore how London can build adaptive capacity to weather the “storms” of this new century by inviting cutting edge thinkers from our city and beyond. Participants will be challenged to consider the changes they can initiate in their personal and social spheres of influence. We hope that the conference will mark the beginning of a long journey for London as it transforms itself into one of the most resilient and sustainable cities in Canada.
Attend LEN’s annual celebration and enjoy some live music, appetizers from Growing Chefs, an Environmental Pitch Night and other environmentalists’ company. Bring your friends and whoever you want to celebrate the environment with!
- Environmental Pitch Night – London youth will be competing by answering the question: “What is the most effective way to get citizens caring about climate change and changing their habits?” in 10 x 90 second pitches. Prize winner will receive $150. Only youth (ages 9-30) can pitch their idea – we want to hear from the future generation!
- Live music by the Jim MacDonald Show
- Information and stories from the LEN members
- Appetizers from Growing Chefs!
- Silent auction
- Cash bar featuring local beverages
- Networking with other environmentalists
Green Drinks is back in London and we are hosting our next event at the London Brewing Co-operative on Wednesday June 14th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The London Environmental Network is planning to host Green Drinks every 2 months for 2017 (June, August and October).
Our speaker is Sean Galloway, Manager of Urban Design and GIS at the City of London. He will be speaking about the Future City strategy for London. Future City is a community discussion about connecting London to improve our city through technology. Future City is looking to connect people, the environment, technology and the city to build urban places that reduce our carbon footprint and improve our overall quality of life.
The strategy will guide investment and partnerships to implement initiatives around four pillars that include smart living, smart infrastructure, smart economy and smart decisions/governance.
A Future City is a city that uses forms of information and communications technology to make the city more livable, functional and competitive.
Invite your friends and family! RSVP on Eventbrite here.
There is a bike rack at the venue, and try to carpool or bus if you can’t use active transportation.
Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network of people interested in talking about environmentally related topics. Stay in the loop by checking the London Environmental Network’s website.
The Council of Canadians monthly event on May 17, 2017 will be a workshop on the topic of passive climate change mitigation, covering two aspects of this: (1) passive solar construction and (2) carbon farming.
The workshop will start at 6:30 pm with a workshop facilitated by Celeste Lemire on carbon farming (carbon dioxide sequestration using various types of no-till agriculture), and after a short break for social and snacks (finger food only), Roberta Cory will facilitate a hands on workshop on passive solar design in housing construction, in which participants will make a model passive solar house from a box.
Hosted by the Council of Canadians, London Chapter
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mary Campbell Housing Co-op
587 Talbot St.
OFF TALBOT STREET AT CENTRAL
Doors open at 6:00 pm (social)
Program starts at 6:30 pm sharp
Pot luck snacks at around 7:15 pm
(Please bring snacks! Finger food only!)
We need to end the event as close to 8:30 pm as possible so that cleanup is finished by 9 pm, when we must vacate the venue.
Coffee, tea, juice, and water provided
Bring a friend!! Let’s network!
Please note: Although this event is technically one of our “monthly meetings”, our monthly “meetings” are always monthly EVENTS that are open to the public and never include a business meeting. Our monthly business meetings are separate meetings for our steering committee and a few invited guests only. All of our planning and other business are carried out at our steering meetings.