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Climate Change in Muskoka: What to expect and what we can do about it

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

By donation


Climate Change in Muskoka and Parry Sound: What to expect and what we can do about it will feature keynote speaker Dr. Peter Sale, co-author of Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka, followed by speed dating-style Table Talks with other local experts and community leaders in the field of climate action.

Speakers will include the voices of those most vulnerable in our community. The Table Talk segments will offer participants a choice of topics addressing local effects of climate change, reducing our carbon footprint or understanding larger issues. Each mini-session will include a question and answer period.

The event will be held at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville on Saturday, June 15 from 1- 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. Everyone is invited and organizers ask everyone to bring their own water bottle. Click here for more information and to register to guarantee your space. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Peter Sale, co-author of Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka

Table Talks (small, group, round-table presentations with Q&A):

Preparing for local effects

  • Protecting Our Watershed – Kevin Trimble
  • Forest Sustainability – Tom Clark
  • The Wood Ash Project – Dr. Norman Yan
  • Role of Local Industry and Business – Moreen Miller

Reducing our own carbon footprints

  • Sourcing Our Food Locally – Keri-Lyn Freebird
  • Aquaculture, Aguanure and Vertical Growing – Matt Richter
  • Building Green and Affordable – Rick Zytaruk
  • Eliminating Single Use Plastic –  Christina Hunter and Deserae Doolittle

Understanding larger issues

  • Myths and Truths About Carbon Pricing – Arleigh Luckett
  • A Just Transition for Canada – Dr. Gordon Laxer
  • Vulnerable Voices – Barriers to Participation – Lived Experience Speaker
  • A Student Perspective – Huntsville High School Eco Club


June 15
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
By donation


Active Living Centre
20 Park Drive
Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1P5 Canada
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