Local governments play a key role in protecting Canadians from the worsening impacts of climate change, such as flooding and droughts, forest fires and extreme heat. Whether you’re a senior leader hiring new staff, or a new member of the municipal climate change team, you can benefit from learning how to be prepare yourself and your staff for success.
Sign up to join us at 1:00 p.m. ET on October 6, 2021, for our webinar, How to prepare municipal climate staff for success, where an expert panel of local sustainability champions will be offering advice and best practices for emerging climate action teams from small and medium sized municipalities. You’ll discover how to overcome challenges related to establishing a team of climate experts, how to communicate with your council and the public, and more. French translation to be offered simultaneously.
In this webinar, you will:
- Hear first-hand from municipal staff on their experiences navigating local governance and climate action
- Discover tips and tricks for your first year working at a municipality on climate action
- Learn what are the key factors for success when setting up your climate action team and/or staff if you are a senior leader (e.g. placement of climate staff in the organization) and what role senior leadership can play (e.g. advocating for climate staff)
- Trevor Donald, Climate Action Coordinator, Township of Georgian Bluffs, ON
- Rachel Mitchell, Climate Change and Sustainability Manager, Town of New Glasgow, NS
- Lily Morrow, Climate Change and Energy Specialist, County of Huron, ON
- Shannon Fernandes, Climate Change Coordinator, Town of Lincoln, ON