Workshop 1: Public Engagement and Mobilization on Climate Action — Issues and a Case Study
Hosted by BC Sustainable Energy Association
Location: Oak Bay - Floor 1
The workshop will address the challenging problems of engaging and mobilizing people to take personal action on climate change and to support societal action, as seen from the perspective of a public interest not-for-profit organization (BC Sustainable Energy Association). It will also focus in on a case study — the Youth Involvement Project or YIP — for engaging high school level students.
The BCSEA Youth Involvement Project (YIP) is part of the Victoria Chapter's outreach to high school students who require 30 hours of volunteer work experience as part of the Ministry of Education's graduation requirements. The Victoria Chapter has been in touch with some of the "green" businesses who are members of the BCSEA, and have agreed to provide this opportunity for high school students. Such progressive action provides students with the latest scientific knowledge in the Global Climate Heating Crisis which can relieve their anxieties. By doing something positive in their knowledge of the future "green" technologies they can make their future choices in post-secondary education courses and careers.
Workshop 2: Gender Inclusive Cities
Hosted by Kathryn Travers & Dr. Tiffany Muhler Murdahl
Location: Saanich - Floor 1
The implementation of the SDGs must strive to leave no-one behind if they wish to solve problems global in scale. This interactive workshop will explore how to begin overcoming gender gaps in cities by exploring different approaches such as inclusive citizen participation and intersectional urban planning as pathways to promoting gender inclusive cities that are more sustainable for all.
Workshop 3: Regional Impact Measurement Approach
Hosted by Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative
Location: Colwood - Floor 2
Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative is a 2 year pilot connecting local government procurement to community priorities. Many issues shaping community priorities extend beyond the scale of individual communities and require coordinated action at regional and global scales. The members of the initiative are working to develop a measurement framework that captures the social value created by local government procurement at a regional level and aims to connect these impacts to the Sustainable Development Goals. This session will provide an overview of the initiative, and share the process and proposed measurement framework. There will be a discussion around identifying common inputs and processes, and challenges and opportunities in taking a regional impact measurement approach.