April 13th.- Evan Ferrari Fighting Climate Change: What do we need to do in Guelph?
Presentation: We have two climate targets in the City of Guelph: Net Zero Carbon city wide and 100% Renewable energy for the corporation of the City of Guelph. While the City has made some progress, it’s lagging in other areas.We’ll take a look at what the city - and individuals - can be doing to take a more active role in fighting climate change. Bio:
Environmental stewardship and community development have been prominent themes throughout Evan’s life: from founding a water-pumping windmill project in Tanzania, changing legislation on wilderness conservation and paddling from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Ocean. He is the Executive Director of eMERGE Guelph Sustainability. Evan translated his business skills from management positions for an international photographic film company into leadership and advocacy roles in the fields of wilderness protection, waste management, energy conservation and renewables. He is on the board of Focus on Nature and was the President of the WindShare Cooperative where he oversaw the operation of North America’s first urban windmill at Toronto’s waterfront. He has helped community renewable energy projects get started around the province and right here as chair of the Guelph Renewable Energy Co-op or GRECo.
For his work on environmental initiatives Evan received the Canada 125 award. He shares his passion for the outdoors by teaching defensive cycling to high school students and he coaches children’s cross country skiing. He is happiest when he’s in nature with the people he loves.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions
April 27th. 2023 Doug Larson: The Dogma Ate my Homework
Doug Larson retired from the University of Guelph 13 years ago after a 34 year teaching and research career. He is best known for the discovery of the ancient forests of the Niagara Escarpment. Four books and 130 research papers formed the core of the academic career while he was working. His teaching involved introductory ecology, physiological ecology and ecological methods. While not conducting research and teaching, Doug was heavily involved with woodworking, instrument building, songwriting, and recording. Five albums with Kid Coma (see iTunes for Complete Metamorphosis) were recorded over 8 years, and the material in those records covered many environmental and political topics. Most recently Doug has recorded an album whose goal was to initiate a war against dogma(Things that need to be said, with Steve Knox of the Kramdens). That battle has now culminated in a new book entitled "the dogma ate my homework" whose goal is show how hope for our species and for the planet we love is dependent allowing science to destroy dogma. The book was coauthored by Doug's son Nicholas who is a scholar, engineer, and infrastructure economist in his own right actively working for the Ontario Water Quality Association.
10am. To be followed by Live Questions.
Doug and Nicholas Larson
Meetings for May
May 11th. Dr. Zhongwei Chen: How to Make the Batteries We Use More Sustainable
May 25th. Chief Cobey: Guelph Chief of Police:Adapting Police Services to a Changing Society
Activities & Events
May 20th. "Beautiful" Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge See activities desk for more details
July 15th. "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" St. Jacobs County Playhouse See activities desk for more details
April 6th. and April 20th.
RCMC Live Coffee Morning
9:30 am The Boathouse 116 GORDON ST.
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