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.
We worked with the VIU Eco Club to write an open letter to VIU (Vancouver Island University) asking for the university to:
We teamed up with the VIU Eco Club to help organize a local rally and march on September 24, 2021. The event had music by local musician, Elise Boulanger, as well as speeches by event organizer Jocelyn Maguire, Julia Roberts of the Nanaimo Green Faith Circle, youth representative and climate champion Oliver, community member Viraat Thimmanna, and more.
News article about the event:
A recording from the livestream can be found here (part1) (part2).