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Guest Talk: Bow Valley Climate Action
March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Canmore Museum and Bow Valley Climate Action are delighted to host Dr. Joe Vipond, Chair, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Alberta Committee for a presentation and discussion on “building climate action: grassroots organizing in the heart of Alberta”.
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pmSpeaker: Joe Vipond, Chair, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Alberta Committee; interim chair, Calgary Climate HubVenue: Council Chambers, Town of Canmore Civic Centre, 902 7th Avenue
Joe Vipond has worked as an emergency physician in Calgary for nineteen years. In 2012 he became one of the key organizers for the successful Alberta Coal Phase Out campaign, and the subsequent Canadian Coal Phase Out campaign. More recently his interest has turned to citizen engagement and climate literacy, and as such runs three facebook pages, including Alberta Acts on Climate Change, and often reaches upwards of 20,000 people per week. He is the chair of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Alberta Committee, which recently successfully advocated for Alberta Health Services to start an office of sustainability. In 2017 he helped found the Calgary Climate Hub, and is its current interim chair. When not doctoring or trying to change the world, he does his best to be a good husband, and dad to his two amazing children, Sadie and Willa.
Bow Valley Climate Action is a group of citizens who are deeply concerned about climate change. We live, work, or just spend time in the Bow Valley. Although we are organized, we are not currently an organization. Our goal is to galvanize citizen engagement in the Bow Valley, promoting civil citizen dialogue that spurs constructive and positive action on climate that results in individuals acting to reduce their personal and household greenhouse gas emissions.
For further information: Bow Valley Climate Action bowvalleyclimateaction@gmail.