Limiting global warming to 2°C by the end of the century is the greatest challenge our generation is facing. Cities, businesses, communities, and individuals around the world are taking action by reducing their green house gas emissions and embracing solutions to create a sustainable future. Faith communities are also supporting this task to help care for our planet. In June 2015, the world saw the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si: On care for our common home” which focused on the environment and climate change, and asked leaders and citizens, businesses and communities around the world to act.
One year after the encyclical, the SFU Interfaith Centre, in collaboration with the SFU Sustainability Office, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and SPNAGE PR and AD Agency, is hosting a public dialogue to highlight the concrete steps that businesses, organizations, researchers and individuals in the Lower Mainland have taken to improve “their common home”.
Commitment to sustainability and climate solutions will be awarded at the event. Recognition will be given in four categories: Educational, Business, Non-Profit, and Individual.
When: October 11, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Asia Pacific Hall, Wosk Centre for Dialogue - 580 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
This is a free public event. Registration will open on September 6th.
Panelists confirmed so far:
Anne Giardini, Chancellor, Simon Fraser University
J. Michael Miller, Archbishop, R. C. Archidiocese of Vancouver
Praveen Varshney, Varshney Capital
Sybil Seitzinger, Executive Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
Candace Le Roy, Director, Sustainability Office, Simon Fraser University