VIU Follow Up: Climate Action Task Force
You may remember that a few months ago, we worked with the VIU EcoClub to write an open letter to VIU asking for the University to make a number of changes in regards to climate change. See our blog post:
VIU recently announced their President's Task Force on Climate Action and Sustainability which will report on progress twice yearly. This is a great step towards the asks from the open letter. Congratulations VIU. See their post here:
AGM and Keynote talk
Our 1st Annual General Meeting happened on January 25th, 2022. Thank you to everyone who attended and everyone who has been part of the Nanaimo Climate Action Hub since it began! We had a great first year and look forward to an even better second year.
First, we'd like to welcome our new board of directors. Many of them you'll recognize from last year but we also have a few new faces. Our About Us page will be updated shortly to reflect the new directors.
Both of our bylaws passed and we had a discussion about the initiatives that were selected as the focus for the upcoming year. Stay tuned for further updates about these initiatives and how you can be involved!
Finally, we'd like to thank Dr. Jessica Stanley for her keynote talk.
To view the talk and some of the other highlights from our AGM please see the video below.
2022 Annual General Meeting
Our first Annual General Meeting will happen Tuesday, January 25th at 7pm- 8:30pm. There will be a poetry reading by Natasha Overduin and a keynote talk by Dr. Jessica Stanley, SD68 School Trustee. We will go over what we have been up to for the last year and hold our director elections as well as a small bylaw change.
To RSVP, please fill out the form here.
Please help us determine the priorities for the next year by filling out the survey here. (Survey closes at midnight Sunday, January 23rd 2022)
To become a member of the Nanaimo Climate Action Hub (in order to be able to vote in the elections) please go to the get involved section of the website here.
The Nanaimo Climate Action Hub held another presentation in the Local Nanaimo Solutions to the Climate Emergency series, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in Nanaimo on October 28, 2021.
Transportation is Nanaimo’s single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. EV’s are not the entire solution to de-carbonizing transportation but, in BC where 95% of our electricity comes from renewable sources, they are helping to reduce GHG emissions. (Not to mention improving air quality and reducing traffic noise.) Our aim is to learn more about existing local systems and best practices so that we can be effective advocates for changes that will accelerate the conversion to EVs.
Click here to watch the recording of this presentation.
October 28th, 2021 at 7pm.
Nanaimo Climate Action Hub signed on to the open letter to the BC Government from the BC Climate Emergency Campaign. The letter specifically asks that the leaders implement ten actions:
A transciption of the letter and signatories can be found here.
Find it on the climate emergency unit's website here.
As part of the initiative, some of the members of the Nanaimo Climate Action Hub met online with MLA Sheila Malcolmson to discuss the ten actions.