Sustainable City Dialogues

The City of North Vancouver presents the Sustainable City Dialogues, an ongoing conversation about sustainability in our community and beyond.

The Sustainable City Dialogues are an opportunity for the community to collaborate, learn, ask questions and participate in the sustainability conversation.

Past Dialogues

Climate Change Adaptation 101

"Climate Change Adaptation 101" brought together a diverse panel of experts on October 17, 2013 to discuss how climate change is affecting our community. The City shared what it is doing to adapt, what's being done across Canada and around the world to respond to climate change and how you can make a difference.

Deborah Harford, Executive Director, SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team
Dr. Stephen Sheppard, Professor and Director of UBC's Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)
Ben Cross, City of North Vancouver

Solar Energy 101

The inaugural Sustainable City Dialogue, "Solar Energy 101", was held on April 14, 2011, with over 70 participants in attendance. After a brief introduction from the moderator, each panellist gave a short presentation. The evening concluded with a group discussion about solar energy in our community, considering the following questions:

What's the potential for solar energy heating and electricity in our community? What's the price involved and how reliable is it? What are the benefits and barriers of this technology?

Mayor Darrell Mussatto, City of North Vancouver
Helen Goodland, Executive Director, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre
Scott Fleenor, President, TerraTek Systems

Biomass Energy 101

The second dialogue in the series was held on November 28, 2011, with another full house in attendance. The evening followed the same format as the Solar 101 dialogue and the following speakers:

Taylor Zeeg, Associate, Compass Resource Management Ltd.
Francis Ries, Energy and Emissions Management Group Leader, Levelton Consultants
Nitya Harris, Executive Director, Solar BC
Dr. Stephen Sheppard, Professor and Director of UBC's Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)

Discussion questions included:

What is biomass and how does it work? Where does it come from? How could it potentially be applied in our community? What are the potential barriers and benefits?

Contact Info

Caroline Jackson
Section Manager, Environmental Sustainability
Tel: 604-990-4224

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