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Organizer: Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS)
Date: 03.27.13, 04:30PM – 03.27.13, 07:30PM
Location:Toronto and LIVESTREAM
Have you ever wondered what it will be like to conduct business in Southern Ontario during the era of climate change? What are the risks and opportunities for business? How can cities best plan for what’s coming and use climate change as a tool for economic growth? Are there lessons to be learned from Hurricane Sandy?
Join us on March 27th as the former Mayor of Toronto, David Miller, and the current Mayor of Guelph, Karen Farbridge, explore the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for Toronto and Guelph (as well as other cities) in the era of climate change.
DATE: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 (registration closes on March 24th)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:30-7:30)
LOCATION: Bennett Jones, 1st Canadian Place, 100 King St. W., 34th Floor, Toronto
FREE LIVE WEBCAST & Twitterchat – #tssschat – from 5:00 – 6:30 PM EST
(Tickets for both the live event and the webcast must be purchased in advance)
Tickets to this event will sell out fast – please register early to avoid disappointment.
During this interactive discussion a variety of questions will be explored including:
4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration, snacks and networking
5:00 – 5:15 pm: Introductions and special announcements
5:15 – 5:45 pm: Presentation by Former Toronto Mayor, David Miller and the current Mayor of Guelph Karen Farbridge
5:45 – 6:05 pm: Small group breakout session
6:05: – 6:35 pm: Groups report back to main audience and general Q and A
6:35 – 7:30 pm: Networking and snacks
Lead Media Partner: Aman Singh (Editorial Director, CSRwire) will be our Twitter chat facilitator.
Capitalism 2.0 Strategic Advisor: Michael Townsend (Founder and CEO Earthshine Solutions) will co-host our Twitter chat from London, UK.
To learn more about this event click here.
Our Guest Speakers
David Miller was elected Toronto’s 63rd mayor in 2003 and was re-elected in 2006. During this time, David’s mandate was to make Toronto a world-class city: one of prosperity, livability and opportunity. David is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies. In addition to being a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability, he advises companies – and governments – on practical measures to make this happen.
Karen Farbridge was re-elected as Mayor of the City of Guelph in 2010. She was first elected to Council in 1994 and previously served as Mayor in 2000-2003 and 2006-2010. Karen was part of a team that developed Guelph’s leading-edge Community Energy Plan, which aims to cut Guelph’s energy use by 50 per cent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent. She served on the national co-ordinating committee for QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow). Karen has taught courses in political science and environmental policy at the University of Guelph, and served for ten years as the Director of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group.
The Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS) is widely recognized as Canada’s premiere forum for dialogue and problem solving among sustainability professionals. Each year over 1000 sustainability change agents attend TSSS events to exchange ideas, to network and to be inspired by leading companies that have integrated sustainability into their business practices. To learn more, click here.