Webinar: Sustainability in Northern and Remote Communities
Part 2 of GMF’s Leading Trends in Municipal Sustainability webinar series
Friday, December 14, 2012
12:00-1:30 p.m. EST
Northern and remote communities face many hurdles on the road to sustainability. While these challenges are often complex and very different from those faced by their southern counterparts, many of Canada's northern and remote communities have taken great strides to become more sustainable.
This webinar will feature speakers from remote communities who are planning for their future by engaging their communities in innovative ways, decreasing their reliance on fossil fuels through biomass, and diverting more of their waste with centralized composting. Speakers will discuss the unique challenges they've faced and share the lessons learned along the way.
- Wayne Robinson, Director of Recreation, District of Lillooet, BC
- David Dubois, Project Coordinator, Green Heat Initiative
- Kim Rapati, Hay River Coordinator and Yellowknife Compost Program Assistant Coordinator, Ecology North, NT
- Robyn Campbell, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Iqaluit, NU
- Lillooet Community Biomass Energy Project
- Yellowknife Centralized Composting Pilot Project
- Sustainable Iqaluit