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Media Advisory:

Public to explore local climate change priorities at BACCC Forum

Hamilton, ON – The Bay Area Climate Change Council is examining community priorities around climate action in an evening event on February 25.

The BACCC, a collaboration between 13 regional organizations and supported by the Cities of Hamilton and Burlington and the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College, is hosting a community forum to discuss the climate change priorities of the community and the possible paths forward. The evening includes:

  • a dinner discussion and workshop session, with presentations by local leaders;
  • a BACCC report on 2019 and initiatives for 2020;
  • workshops to gather feedback on community climate change priorities; and
  • a keynote address by Dr. Mark Jaccard, professor of Sustainable Energy at Simon Fraser University & author of The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success.

The event is sold out and the BACCC has created a livestreaming option for those who have registered for the wait list. Access to that option can be found at: https://events.eply.com/2020ClimateChangeForum

“We look forward to reporting on recent successes and sharing our current goals with the community and we are keen to learn what issues are most important to the citizens of the Bay Area. Having Dr. Jaccard with us to share his insights will certainly benefit everyone in attendance.” - Richard Koroscil, Chair, BACCC

“The City of Hamilton supports the work of the Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC) and looks forward to our continued partnership with Mohawk College and the City of Burlington. Fighting climate change is a key priority for the City of Hamilton and this powerful collaboration will help further mobilize the community to collectively reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to a changing climate.”

- Mayor Fred Eisenberger, City of Hamilton

“The City of Burlington is proud to be a partner in the work being done around the shared waterway and space at the bay with regards to local climate change. We have declared a climate emergency in the City and we are continuing to work on our Climate Action Plan. This upcoming forum is an excellent opportunity for the public to explore our local bay area climate change priorities and solutions.” — Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

WHEN: February 25, 2020, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mohawk College, Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation, Room EA013(135 Fennell Ave West, Hamilton)

For more information on the BACCC visit: www.mohawkcollege.ca/BACCC


Media Contacts

Mohawk College – Bill Steinburg

905-575-2408 bill.steinburg@mohawkcollege.ca

About Mohawk College

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.