David Jenkins speaks to Global News

OSLC Provides Input into Proposed Changes to Kelowna’s Official Community Plan: McKinley Beach Proposal

August 17, 2021

(From Global News) David Jenkins is imploring Kelowna city council to be extremely diligent when considering McKinley Beach’s latest development proposal. “You should like upon it like the Trojan Horse,” Jenkins told Global News. Jenkins, an OSLC Board member, says the group vehemently opposes the latest development application by McKinley Beach to the City of Kelowna. “This goes completely in the…

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Okanagan Climate Hub Welcome Launch

January 23, 2021

Hello Climate Changemakers! Please join us on January 23rd  at 10 AM PT for the official Okanagan Climate Hub kickoff event! Details below: Over the past month, a flurry of work by dedicated individuals from your communities has brought together an exciting new nucleus for climate action activities spanning the Okanagan. As part of the nationwide Climate Hub Network, the Okanagan…

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A World of Change: Climate and Community Workshop

November 2, 2020

By 2100, if we continue to develop as we are today, the earth will be virtually unrecognizable. The future is uncertain, yet there are things we know and things we can do. This workshop addresses how a changing climate might impact nations, communities, societies, and families in the coming years, and explores opportunities to collectively and individually respond now. Through…

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Climate Caucus Summit

August 6, 2020

Climate Caucus (CC) is a non-partisan network of 250+ elected local leaders working collectively to create and implement policy which aligns with Canada’s fair share of holding global temperature to 1.5°C. The second annual summit will provide local elected leaders with practical tools, actions, (and sustained support!) to move their communities and councils forward towards a shared vision. Topics: Transportation Buildings Food…

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Preparing for Climate Change Through Collaborative Watershed Natural Asset Management

July 22, 2020

How can watersheds help us with community resiliency and preparedness to climate change? Join us on July 22 to hear from the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative and the Comox Valley Regional District on how they are valuing the natural assets of their shared watershed and how these natural assets can provide regional resilience in a changing world. Presentations will be…

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Webinar: Supporting Long-term Climate Resilience in Canada Through Planned Retreat

July 21, 2020

Support: Michael Barnard and Dr. Patrick Saunders-Hastings, Gevity Consulting Inc. Abstract: Dr. Doberstein will be presenting findings from an environmental scan and current state analysis of planned retreat in Canada and relevant international contexts, prepared for Natural Resources Canada. The team conducted a comprehensive review of planned retreat in the broader context of climate change adaptation processes, teasing out key…

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UBC Climate Emergency Engagement – UBC + Entrepreneurs + Innovation = Climate and Social Change Leadership

June 30, 2020

Join the UBC Climate Hub & Okanagan coLab to exchange innovative actionable ideas to address climate change in our own local communities. As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the climate emergency engagement process must also continue to evolve. The climate emergency continues to remain one of the most pressing issues of our time. At this pivotal moment,…

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Learning Together: Building Community Resilience: Climate Action and Equity

June 10, 2020

Join us for an insightful discussion with Dr. Edward Cameron about climate justice and equity in a post COVID-19 world.

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