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).
View the recording of this event here.
The Nanaimo Climate Action Hub invites you to participate in this online event Wednesday, June 2 at 7pm during the GoByBikeBC week. We are calling this event Everything You Wanted to Know About Cycling in Nanaimo and Area But Ran Out of Time To Ask. It's a follow-up from our Cycling and Infrastructure Presentation that took place on April 6.
Join us with your questions for an hour of lively Q&A where we'll seek ways to gear up for safety; burn carbohydrates, not hydrocarbons; curb the car; grasp life by the handlebars; and mend our fuelish ways!
Our specialist panel will be made up of representatives from the City of Nanaimo Transportation Department, the BC Cycling Coalition, and one of our City Councillors. Our aim is to learn more about existing local policies and best practices so that we can be well prepared to advocate for building a robust, safe, and exciting cycling community.
A recording of this event is now available here.
The Nanaimo Climate Action Hub invites you to participate in our next event in the Local Nanaimo Solutions to the Climate Emergency series, Down in the Dumps: Solid Waste Emissions Solutions.
This online event will be held on Tuesday, May 18th at 7pm. We will hear from Kirsten Gellein, City of Nanaimo Zero Waste Coordinator; Sonam Bajwa, RDN Solid Waste Planner; and Jane Hamilton, RDN Superintendent of Landfill Operations. Our aim is to learn about existing local systems and best practices so that we can be effective advocates for changes that will reduce waste emissions in our city. Everyone is welcome. Please Register Here and feel free to share this invitation with others.