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Dawn Fizzard, earth day 2009
Expired · 23rd August 2009
Comox Valley Environ. Council

The Comox Valley Environmental Council will have a meeting at the Comox Regional District Boardroom, 550B Comox Road, Courtenay, at 7:00 pm, Sept. 16, 2009. Local environmental educator Dawn Fizzard will present some of the Local Aspects of Climate Change. The regular CVEC meeting will follow.

Dawn Fizzard is currently working for the BC MoE Youth Climate Leadership Alliance (YCLA) as a Climate Action Facilitator. Over the last year she has worked with School District 71 to support sustainability initiatives. She has also been involved with, an air quality awareness campaign to reduce emissions produced by unnecessary vehicle-idling, as a heritage and maritime interpreter, park naturalist, and compost educator. Regardless of her role, the linchpin of her message is the same. Each of us can take small steps and create meaningful actions that will reduce the impacts our lifestyles have on our environment.

She invites us to learn how a changing climate will affect our particular interests, and the health and well being of our community – then assess how to integrate these considerations into future planning. She will build on our understanding of climate change and highlight the potential local impacts, relating them to work already being done in the valley and exploring areas of concern.

“The valley has many dedicated groups acting to protect and restore its natural resources, much of the work they do already addresses climate change concerns directly or indirectly. Imagine the impact on public awareness if all these groups built climate change vocabulary into their existing mandates!”

The Comox Valley Environmental Council is an 18 year old 'Not for Profit Society' which acts as an umbrella organization for 18 local environmental organizations and local Municipal and Regional representatives. CVEC meets about seven times a year, meetings are open to the public, and often include a short presentation of some local issue. There are about 1400 members in the local groups. We especially welcome attendance by any representatives of environmental organizations which may wish to join CVEC, for more information please see our CVEC webpage on ‘Tide Change’, or phone L. Peterson at 250 338 8675.