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CACOR Lunch 2019-09-18
September 18 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm$20
CACOR cordially invites you to a Presentation and Round Table Debate
Date: Wednesday September 18th 2019
Presenter: Robb Barnes
Place: Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa
Cost: $25 general admission; $20 for members, their spouses and student guests. The downstairs ante-room and dining area will be open at 11:30am for those who wish to meet and greet friends and colleagues prior to the session.
Please confirm attendance by replying to this e-mail on or before Sunday September 15th. Please remember that CACOR is responsible for payment of guests who have registered. If you register and need to change your commitment, please inform us as well before Sunday September 15th. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. We unfortunately will follow up with an invoice for those who were not able to honour their commitment.
The United Nations tells us we have just over a decade to avert ‘climate catastrophe.’ With a challenge so daunting and planetary in scope, what is the role for local action?
Robb Barnes will speak to the theory of change behind municipal advocacy organization Ecology Ottawa, and will situate this theoretical approach within the context of international climate talks and recent developments in political organizing. He will make the case that the practice of local ‘engagement organizing’ is essential for making tangible progress on environmental issues across all levels of government. He will also make the case that cities matter; that we cannot make Canada an environmental leader without first learning how to turn cities into green leaders.