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Media Advisory: Inspiring local action on Climate Change


Bay Area Climate Change Summit March 7 - 8

FEB. 28, 2018 - People wanting to take action on local climate change initiatives at work and in the community are invited to a regional summit March 7 and 8 at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

The Bay Area Climate Change Summit is hosted by the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College in partnership with the City of Hamilton, the City of Burlington, Sustainable Hamilton Burlington and the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

Along with showcasing local and international initiatives, the summit will launch the process for developing a Bay Area Climate Change Action Plan that builds on the existing Hamilton Community Climate Change Action Plan and the Burlington Community Energy Plan.

The summit will feature presentations and panel discussions by representatives from the cities of Hamilton, Burlington and London, EllisDon, IKEA Canada, the Bay Area Restoration Council, Environment Hamilton, Burlington Green, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Intact Centre of Climate Change, Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow and Copenhagen-based Quercus Group.

To register and for more information on the Bay Area Climate Change Summit, go to www.eply.com/cccmsummit or email sustainability@mohawkcollege.ca.

WHAT: Bay Area Climate Change Summit

WHERE: Royal Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington

WHEN: Wednesday, March 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a keynote by Sebastian Damm Wray, Development Manager for Copenhagen-based Quercus Group on how Denmark is enlisting people and business to combat climate change.

Thursday, March 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with panel and table discussions on business and community initiatives.

WHO: Summit is open to industry, business, government, not-for-profits, academic institutions, community organizations and the general public


Jay Robb, Director of Communications, Mohawk College, 905.979.8893, jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca