Learn more about climate change and energy with annual Douglas College series

Douglas College will host an all-day event focusing on the pressing issues of climate change and energy at the third annual Sustainable Energy Series at Douglas College.

Sponsored by FortisBC, ‘Beyond the Headlines in the Climate Conversation: Energy Solutions and Innovation’ takes place Apr. 1 at the College’s New Westminster Campus.

The free series is open to the public and will feature a number of events, including a student poster showcase, a student-led dialogue, and will wrap up with a panel forum of experts.

“Climate change is arguably the biggest issue facing society today and students are keenly interested in the debate. The FortisBC series is an opportunity for students to explore some of the issues around energy use and conservation to make informed choices in their personal and professional lives,” said Hazel Postma, Douglas College’s Associate Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Relations.

The student poster showcase runs from 10am-5:30pm in the College’s Concourse area and will feature displays addressing climate change and energy. Also, at 2pm, students will lead a dialogue about conservation, innovation and climate change.

The afternoon continues with a panel forum beginning at 4pm – moderated by Vancouver Sun reporter Jeff Lee – featuring industry experts, including FortisBC’s Director of Communications and External Relations David Bennett, Areef Abraham, CEO of Quality Program Services, Helen Phillips, Canada Green Building Council and Shauna Sylvester, director of the SFU Centre for Dialogue. 

Each panelist will give a 10-minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer period.

Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at https://bit.ly/energyseries

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