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Scaling up Urban Low-carbon Innovations
November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 - 14:00$20
CACOR cordially invites you to a Luncheon
Title: Scaling up Urban Low-carbon Innovations
Date: Wednesday November 14th
Speaker: Rebecca Aird
Place: Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa
Cost: $25 general admission; $20 for members, their spouses and $10 for student guests. The upstairs ante-room and dining area will be open at 11:30 for those who wish to meet and greet friends and colleagues prior to lunch.
Please confirm attendance by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Monday November 12th. 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 Monday November 14th. 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.
In order to accommodate all members, associates and guests please indicate your presence to this event as soon as possible. Please indicate as well your dietary needs. The Mess can prepare alternative for either gluten free, vegetarian or vegan meals.
About the presentation:
Rebecca will frame some ideas and present some information to support discussion about Low Carbon Innovation Ottawa – an initiative that is part of a pan-Canadian effort (Low Carbon Cities Canada) to strengthen and hone local capacity to bring to scale promising initiatives to significantly dial down Ottawa’s GHG emissions. Time permitting she may at least touch on the very large question of global adoption of a carbon fee.
About the speaker:
Rebecca Aird is the Ottawa Community Foundation’s Director of Grants and Community Knowledge. Rebecca manages the Foundation’s community grantmaking program, as well as other community initiatives. She was director responsible for the development of Ottawa Insights (the Foundation’s on-line community knowledge centre), and has an ongoing role in working with other players to strengthen the data ecosystem for Ottawa’s social profit sector. She convenes stakeholders from multiple sectors for collaborative discussions and work on challenging issues including food systems, youth employment and affordable housing. She also coordinated the development of Ottawa’s proposal to establish a Low-Carbon Innovation Centre in Ottawa.
Prior to joining the Foundation in February 2015, Rebecca’s career was focused on advancing environmental sustainability. She has worked in private, public and social-profit organizations, and at local, national and international levels on policy development and analysis, project management and evaluation, performance auditing, engagement and facilitation, and communications. As a volunteer, she has played a founding role in numerous organizations and projects, establishing partnerships and attracting funding to implement tangible projects to advance community sustainability.