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Creating A Climate for Change: Networking and Training

Creating A Climate for Change: Networking and Training

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - June 14 @ 1:00 pm PDT

445 Highfield Road,
Mansons Landing, Cortes Island, BC V0P1K0 Canada
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Join hosts Clayton Thomas-Muller, Tzeporah Berman, and Cara Pike along with change-makers from across North America at the stunning Hollyhock Cortes Island Campus in British Columbia. Creating A Climate for Change is aimed at cultivating breakthrough ideas and building the skills and connections needed to advocate for low-carbon economies and communities.

A powerful retreat, strategy session, and skills training designed for people advocating for a safe and just climate future. This conference is open to all climate advocates who are seeking a community of practice and a chance to connect and collaborate with others. Senior leaders, activist trainers, and those just beginning are all invited to convene for renewal of soul and skills through strategic conversations, case studies, and collaborative problem-solving.

This program will support building deep community while developing knowledge and skills in just transition, campaign strategy, working across difference, impactful intersectional strategies, fundraising, engagement organizing, social media, Indigenous rights-based approach, and effective leadership. Together we will co-create strategies in designing social movements, campaigns to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build their capacity to work toward public policies to expedite the just transition of our energy systems.

Speakers include: Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Lubicon Solar; Aiko Schaefer, Front and Centered; Stephen Huddart, McConnell Foundation; Sarah Shanley Hope, The Solutions Project; Bruce Lourie, Ivey Foundation

Scholarships prioritized for Indigenous and/or grassroots organizers.

About the producers:

Clayton Thomas-Müller, of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, is an activist, writer, public speaker, facilitator and activist for indigenous self-determination and environmental justice. Working as co-director of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign of the Polaris Institute, as North American native energy organizer and tar sands campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, and as an organizer with the Defenders of the Land Idle No More campaign, he has been on the front lines of stopping industrial society’s assault on Indigenous Peoples lands.

Tzeporah Berman BA, MES, LLD (honoris causa) has been designing environmental campaigns and working on environmental policy in Canada and beyond for over twenty years. She is an Adjunct Professor of York University Faculty of Environmental Studies and works as a strategic advisor to a number of First Nations, environmental organizations and philanthropic foundations on climate and energy issues. She is the former co-director of Greenpeace International’s Global Climate and Energy Program and Co-founder of ForestEthics.

Cara Pike is the founder and Executive Director of Climate Access, a nonprofit focused on building political and public support for climate solutions through its learning network for nonprofit and government leaders, pilot projects that test new engagement approaches, and communication research and strategy consulting services. Cara regularly advises government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Clients have included the City of Boston, Ocean Science Trust, Union of Concerned Scientists, Province of Alberta, and others.

Photo: Amanda May Creative

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June 9 @ 6:30 pm
June 14 @ 1:00 pm
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