Events Archive

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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Dealing with dragons: deciding if, when and how to intervene in ecosystems in a rapidly changing world

May 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Rapid, extensive and ongoing global climate change is causing unprecedented shifts in ecosystems. Traditional conservation goals and methods are increasingly insufficient in the face of this rapid pace of change. The principles of restoration ecology and conservation biology are being debated and must be reshaped to respond to this new reality. Deciding when and how to intervene (or not), and why, is an emerging and urgent challenge for conservation.

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Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum

May 13, 2015 - 10:00am to May 15, 2015 - 5:30pm

The Global Learning Forum is a gathering of city staff, utilities, individuals from the private sector, key innovators and thought leaders, government officials, and researchers. Its aim is to mobilize knowledge from leading jurisdictions and enhance the ability of cities and utilities to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy in their electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation sectors.

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Talking Climate: Why Facts are Not Enough with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

May 8, 2015 - 5:30pm

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Please join us, in person or by webcast, for this free public lecture with Katharine Hayhoe, hosted by Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

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