Our Sustainable Future: Get Inspired, Get Informed, Get to Work!
7 part online discussion series
Part Five – Envisioning a Low Carbon Future
June 16, 2021, 4:30pm – 6pm
We believe that Southern Georgian Bay can meet today’s needs of the planet, its people, and economic vitality…without compromising the needs of future generations.
The need for a collective community response to climate change mitigation is now. With an ever-growing number of cities and towns across Canada already committing to meaningful GHG emission reduction targets and proactive low carbon efforts, Southern Georgian Bay has a valuable opportunity to follow suit with its own regional approach. Now more than ever, we need to work together to engage our municipal, business, non-profit, philanthropic, and grassroot organization assets in taking a united stance for a resilient, sustainable, and equitable future.
Tova Davidson, Executive Director, Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) will share the SWR journey and its ambitious vision of supporting an environmentally and economically resilient community. Tova was selected by The Guelph Mercury for Top 40 Under 40, and is the recipient of the Mayor’s Award of Excellence.
On June 16, learn more, participate in breakout sessions, and help take the collective sustainability of our community to the next level.
Tova leads SWR under the Board of Directors, by developing their strategic direction, supporting team members, and building key relationships. She brings her experience in public relations and communications to creatively approach sustainability opportunities. Paired with her business background she is primed to collaborate with top organizations in Waterloo Region to drive change locally and provincially.
She will discuss the evolution and success of SWR and its flagship program, the Regional Carbon Initiative, and how this fully integrated environmental sustainability program evolved to meet the needs of the community, unify the Region in addressing climate change mitigation, and facilitate the net reduction of over 69,471 tonnes of GHG emissions as of 2019.
Tova will also share lessons learned in the development of SWR, the value of grassroots efforts, requisite community culture shifts, and how such insights could apply to the implementation of a similar initiative here in our own backyard.
Let’s imagine a regional Climate Action Plan inspired by leaders in the field and our own creativity to create a low carbon future!