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City to host three workshops on reducing greenhouse gas

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
November 22nd, 2010

The Nelson Daily staff

The City will be hosting three upcoming multi-stakeholder workshops aimed at giving people the say on how to reduce greenhouse gas, promote sustainable energy and strengthen the community.

These meetings are part of a series of workshops with stakeholders and the public to develop the plan, and will include a variety of stakeholders representing community organizations, the private and public sector, utilities as well as members of City council and key staff.

This Plan will build on the sustainability principles and goals of the city’s proposed Path to 2040 Sustainability Strategy.


Our Climate, Our Commerce, Our Community

Co-hosted by the City of Nelson and the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7:30-10 a.m.

Best Western Baker Street Inn

The meeting will address local business and economic development considerations in the context of a City of Nelson Community Climate Action and Energy Plan.

The opportunities and challenges for improving energy performance and cutting energy costs for local businesses will be explored.

Working agenda

• Climate and energy plan project introduction: City of Nelson

• Climate, community and economy: HB Lanarc Planning and Design

• Discussion: challenges, opportunities, strategies

• Wrap Up: City of Nelson

Project information:


Our Homes, Our Offices, Our Climate, Our Community

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1-3:30 p.m.

Best Western Baker Street Inn

The meeting will examine opportunities and challenges from finance to training to building code projections.

Invitees will include a variety of players in the building sector such as developers, builders, architects and others.

Working agenda:

• Current City initiatives on buildings, infrastructure and sustainability

• Energy and community: HB Lanarc Planning and Design

• Green building opportunities and challenges: Community Energy Association

• Discussion: opportunities, challenges and strategies

Project information:


Our Climate, Our Community stakeholder workshop

Thursday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Best Western Baker Street Inn

The meeting will introduce the project and critical path, as well as strengthen insight into the relevance of climate change, energy and community.

It will collaboratively explore community opportunities, challenges and strategies across all key sectors, including buildings, land use, transportation, low carbon energy supply and solid waste.

Working agenda

• Climate, energy and community: Community Energy Association

• Small group discussion: challenges and opportunities

• Power briefing – City of Nelson

• Climate and energy planning principles: HB Lanarc Planning and Design

• Small group discussion: strategies

• Wrap up: City of Nelson councillor

Project information:

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