On November 14, 2014 Transition Initiative Kenora hosted a fundraiser dinner that included talks on climate change, tar sands, Energy East and renewable energy alternatives. Funds raised are going toward costs of the Alternatives to Energy East Kenora campaign to stop the Energy East pipeline project.
Sabrina Bowman – Sabrina is the Climate Campaign Organizer with Environmental Defence Canada. Sabrina spoke about her work organizing against Energy East in communities across Ontario, and about Environmental Defence’s campaign to tell the Ontario Energy Board that Ontarians say “NO!” to Energy East.
Tzeporah Berman – Tzeporah has been designing and winning campaigns in Canada and internationally for 20 years. She now works as a strategic advisor for dozens of environmental organizations, First Nations and philanthropists on clean energy, oilsands and pipelines. She is the former co-director of Greenpeace International’s Climate and Energy Program, Co-founder of ForestEthics. Last year Tzeporah was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of British Columbia, Corporate Knights named her one of the Top Women in Sustainability (Canada), and she was nominated for Climate Woman of the Year by Responding to Climate Change. She is the author of This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge.
Guy Dauncey – Guy is a speaker, author, and organizer who works to develop a positive vision of a sustainable future, and to translate that vision into action. He is the author or co-author of nine books, including The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming (November 2009); and the award-winning Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic. He is just completing a major new book, set in Vancouver in the year 2032: City of the Future: A Vision of a Better World. (Fall 2014) He is the founder and Communications Director of the BC Sustainable Energy Association; co-founder and past-co-chair of Prevent Cancer Now, and co-founder of the Victoria Car Share Cooperative.
You can find the slides from Guy’s talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/GuyDauncey/kenora-a-flourishing-green-economy-without-energy-east
Sarah Beckman – Sarah is a land defender, hailing from Fort Nelson First Nation. Currently residing in Treaty 3 territory, Sarah closed out the evening by sharing her thoughts and experiences from an indigenous perspective of what it means to live on the lands at the front lines of energy resource extraction.