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For the week of October 19th

October 22, 2015


Renewable Cities is "taking the show on the road" to Kassel, Germany to co-host an international dialogue to develop criteria for earning the 100% renewable city designation. Representatives from Vancouver, BC and Oxford County, Ontario, will join participants from Fukushima, Japan, Bologna, Italy, and Frederikshavn, Denmark, among others.

Read more about Kassel International Dialogue on 100% Renewable Energy

The Institute of Ismaili Studies and The Aga Khan Council for Canada in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue request the pleasure of your company for the book launch of Into that Heaven of Freedom The impact of apartheid on an Indian family’s diasporic history with author Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee & moderator Don Mowatt, author, performer & former CBC producer.

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
The Ismaili Centre, 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC
Kindly confirm your attendance by Thursday, 23 October, 2015
via email to or via phone to 604-438-4010 ext 636

Join us

Apply now to be one of 100 selected residents to build a vision for a city where everyone can thrive. During this exciting day of city planning, visioning, community building, and discussion, participants will have the chance to creatively construct their Surrey of 2030, learn about civic issues, and inform the City of Surrey's updated Sustainability Charter.

Apply here and build your vision.

How do you reduce energy use and shift to renewables while ensuring resiliency in a city? Join Carbon Talks for a free public dialogue with two renowned experts on urban planning and adaptation. Please reserve your free seat here.

In the news

ACT co-hosted a workshop in Osoyoos, BC on October 7th with the Canadian Water Resources Association on the future of the Columbia River Treaty. The event, which concluded that climate change, First Nations, fisheries and agriculture must receive attention in a modernized Treaty, has been reported in Kelowna and Osoyoos news: Columbia River Treaty Workshop concludes agriculture, climate change, First Nations and fisheries should be priorities in modified treaty

Watch this!

Congratulations to Tim Flannery as he receives the 2015 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue from SFU's Centre for Dialogue

Blog roll

A New “Normal”: Our Climate is Changing, and Vulnerable People Everywhere Are On the Move

First in a weekly series of blogs on climate change and population displacement.

By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher.