A Climate of Change - Episode 8: Celia Lee & Dr. Noel Keough

June 11, 2020 - 7:05pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Join us for our new weekly speaker series about what comes next as it relates to our country, the economic system and the climate crisis once the coronovirus has come and gone. Each week, Canadian thought leaders will answer three questions:

  1. What are your top three 'teachable moments' from this time?
  2. Big picture: What can we expect of a post-COVID-19 world?
  3. What does Alberta look like on the other side of this and what would be optimal?

There will be time for Q&A. 

We go live at 7:05 so you can continue showing your support for medical and front-line workers.

Our eighth speakers will be Celia Lee and Noel Keough of Sustainable Calgary, which is celebrating 20 years of citizen-engaged research and action. 

As Executive Director, Celia specializes in designing and implementing research for the non-profit and government sectors, on topics ranging from poverty to the social economy, material culture, environmental economics, environmental design and sustainability. She shares her professional time between Sustainable Calgary and singing with groups such as Early Music Voices, Luminous Voices, and the Rosa Barroca Orchestra. Over the last six years, her role at Sustainable Calgary has been to develop and implement a made-in-Alberta approach to “co-designing” healthy neighbourhoods, and to inform policy that lends itself towards active transportation and equitable, healthy city design. Celia has co-authored work such as Becoming A City for Everyone: 2019 Ottawa Hunger ReportThe Cost of Poverty in Ontario (2019)Healthy Places (2019)Every Ninth Child in Ontario (2015) and Poverty Costs (2012) in Alberta, each aimed at informing policy decisions. Celia holds a Bachelor in Environmental Biology and a Master of Environmental Design. 

Dr. Noel Keough is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Design and Co-Founder and Chair of the Board, Sustainable Calgary Society. Noel has 30 years experience working in community development both locally and internationally. His work has included local renewable energy assessment and design, sustainability education, community development, popular theatre as a community animation process, sustainability indicators design and technology assessment and low carbon sustainable community planning.

Internationally, Noel has worked in Central America, Central and South East Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Locally, Noel has worked with community groups in Alberta, Newfoundland and British Columbia.

Noel is also a co-founder and Indicator Project Lead at Sustainable Calgary Society, and a founding member of the National Working Group for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. Noels forthcoming book Sustainability Matters: Prospects for Transition in Canada’s Petro CityState is due out in 2020.

We’ll be broadcasting to you via Facebook Live where you can participate in the night’s conversation by asking the questions you think need answering via the live-feed. Or, you can sign up for a Zoom link.

Our speaker lineup:

Contact: Steve Bentley · [email protected]

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