Events Archive

Clean, Green and Sustainable: Making Waves in the Marine and Shipping Industry

July 29, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Metro Vancouver is home to Canada’s largest port and the third-largest container port in North America, responsible for Canada’s trade with more than 160 world economies. Enabling the trade of approximately $187 billion in goods annually, the Port Metro Vancouver generates an estimated 100,000 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada. With the projected volume of world trade doubling by 2030 and tripling by 2050, demand for Canada’s exports will increase with the growing global population and rising middle class.

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Why are we so much less certain than the science? Cognition and climate change: Public Lecture by Stephan Lewandowsky

June 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

Although most experts agree that greenhouse gas emissions are causing anthropogenic global warming, substantial segments of the public are unconvinced and/or unconcerned. What accounts for this disparity?  This talk will address these and other questions concerning how people think about climate change.

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Canadian Water Summit

June 25, 2015 - 7:30am to 9:30pm

The 6th Annual Canadian Water Summit will be held on at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. The conference will offer expert plenary sessions and panel presentations filled with case studies, real world projects and positive examples of nexus opportunities that exist for water and energy which benefit government, industry, and First Nations. The 250 water professionals in attendance will be engaged and inspired by the full day program to collaborate and take advantage of the energy of water - in Canada and around the world.

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Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Expo

June 24, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

The Vancouver Island Sustainable Tech Showcase has the goal of raising overall awareness of green tech activity/leadership on Vancouver Island. The Showcase features a day of Key Note speakers, panel sessions, networking, and exhibitions. Regional exhibitors represent Campbell River/Port Hardy, Port Alberni/Tofino, Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley and the Greater Victoria Region.

To learn more, to attend, engage and invest please join us. Details, registration options can be found at : www.vistaexpo.ca

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SFU Blue: A Community-Engaged Water Research Dialogue

June 24, 2015 - 8:00am to 7:00pm

Are you interested in knowing more about community-engaged water research in BC?
As a preamble to the Canadian Water Summit, join us at SFU BLUE – a dialogue of community engaged water research, profiling work emerging between the university and its partner organizations. Innovative research and case studies will support conversations on the themes of ecological conservation, urban sustainability, climate change, socio-economic factors, health, governance, stakeholder management and technological change.

Objectives:

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Yokohama FutureCity Initiative + Developing Game-changing Global Agri-Technology in BC

June 22, 2015 - 5:00pm

To celebrate GreenTech Exchange’s 6-year anniversary, we are pleased to present a special two-part Forum this month. The first half is hosted in partnership with the Vancouver-Yokohoma Golden Jubilee, celebrating the sister cities’ 50-year relationship. We are pleased to welcome a green business delegation from the City of Yokohoma, including the Mayor Fumiko Hayashi. The Mayor will present the Yokohoma Smart City Project (YSCP), a five-year project that has been testing new technologies, mechanisms, and business models for city-wide Japanese-style smart grids.  

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Building a Viable Economy Based on Sustainable Energy

June 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join us for a fun and informative evening with three speakers on the coming green economy and how it is already happening

Moderated by Patricia Lane, BCSEA Board

Jeremy Moorhouse, P.Eng.
Research Lead, Clean Energy Canada

Renewable energy has surged from boutique to a $200 billion industry. Canada faces challenges and great opportunities.

Guy Dauncey
Author, Speaker, BCSEA Founder

How many green jobs will come from the sustainable energy economy? What steps must we take?

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How much would five trillion tonnes of carbon warm the climate?

June 11, 2015 - 2:30am

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Please join us for this free research seminar with Nathan Gillet, co-hosted by the Climate Research Lab - Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

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Getting More with Less from the Grid: Innovations in Energy Demand Management

May 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

Recent statistics show that an average Canadian resident uses over 300 gigajoules of energy each year, equivalent to more than 50 barrels of crude oil. That’s twice the amount as in Japan and many European countries with comparable standards of living. The extra energy being consumed may not equate to societal or health benefits, and contributes to overall energy and economic insecurity.

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