2024 Schedule

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Keynote: Climate Change and How to Maintain our Biggest Asset

Presenter: Carl Duivenvoorden
Speaker / Writer / Sustainability Consultant, Self-Employed
Description:
Energy makes our world go round – but climate change requires that we transition to non-emitting sources as quickly as possible. Carl Duivenvoorden will share thoughts on where we are, where we need to go and how we’ll get there.
About the Presenter:

Carl Duivenvoorden was raised on a dairy farm in northern New Brunswick. His diverse early agricultural career took him to over 25 countries. But from his early days in the village of Belledune, Carl always had an uneasy concern about human impacts on our global environment. In 2006, he read “An Inconvenient Truth”, the book that catapulted climate change onto the global agenda. In April 2007, he became one of the first Canadians to be personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore to present live versions of his Academy Award-winning slideshow. Since then, he’s worked as a speaker, writer and sustainability consultant, helping people and organizations learn how they can save money, energy and our environment. He’s presented to over 450 audiences, and his column Green Ideas ran for 10 years in New Brunswick dailies.


Workshop: Your GREEN Filter: Sustainability in Everyday Decisions

Presenter: Carl Duivenvoorden
Speaker / Writer / Sustainability Consultant, Self-Employed
Description:
It’s said that a typical person makes thousands of decisions, large and small, every single day. What to wear? What to eat? Where to go? How to get there? No wonder we feel stressed! And many of those decisions have an ‘environmental footprint’: an impact, large or small, on our planet. No wonder it’s feeling stressed too. Most of us want to minimize the environmental consequences of our everyday activities. But often we don’t know how, or we’re just too busy to pause and think about it. In this lively and interactive session, Carl will demonstrate how we can all minimize the environmental impact of our everyday activities, simply by applying a GREEN Filter to our lives. He’ll explain: How our everyday decisions are guided by our unique internal ‘filters’ How even something as simple as getting a round of coffee involves a string of decisions – each of which has an environmental impact The Learning Continuum, four steps to lasting behavioural change How a GREEN Filter can help anyone make more earth-friendly decisions every day, everywhere! Your GREEN Filter wraps up with a fun audience exercise that will have everyone thinking – and living – more sustainably every day.
About the Presenter:

Carl Duivenvoorden was raised on a dairy farm in northern New Brunswick. His diverse early agricultural career took him to over 25 countries. But from his early days in the village of Belledune, Carl always had an uneasy concern about human impacts on our global environment. In 2006, he read “An Inconvenient Truth”, the book that catapulted climate change onto the global agenda. In April 2007, he became one of the first Canadians to be personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore to present live versions of his Academy Award-winning slideshow. Since then, he’s worked as a speaker, writer and sustainability consultant, helping people and organizations learn how they can save money, energy and our environment. He’s presented to over 450 audiences, and his column Green Ideas ran for 10 years in New Brunswick dailies.