Online Youth Series on Local Climate Action: Recordings

(Updated 29 May 2020) In April and May 2020, the Cities and Climate Action Forum has hosted a series of weekly online workshops for youth aged 12-18 from across the country. Each workshop has focussed on a different aspect of local and collaborative climate policy action. Find recordings of all of these workshops below.

April 9, 2020 – Youth Climate Organizing Through Local Councils

Kelsey Santarossa, founder of Youth Council Coalition of Canada, and Miranda Baksh, founder of Peel Regional Community Climate Council, discuss the importance of youth councils and how they can be used as an avenue for real climate action. Find the recording here.

April 30, 2020 – Participating in City Council Delegations

Aadil Nathani and Ali Tejani, members of the Windsor Law Cities and Climate Action Forum and Windsor Law graduates, and Maleeha Shahid, municipal councillor in Whitby, Ontario, co-hosted a ‘hands-on’ workshop on creating an effective municipal council delegation. Find the recording here.

May 7, 2020 – Working with Media for Climate Action

Jonathan Pinto, of CBC Radio’s Afternoon Drive, and the University of Windsor’s Sarah Sacheli, veteran newspaper journalist and now UWindsor’s research communications director, had a conversation about strategies for working with the media to get your climate message out. Find the recording here.

May 14, 2020 – Architecture in Cities’ Climate Action Plans

Nicole Baillargeon, Siniša Simić, and Crystal Waddell, the architect team at Mean Studio (a new firm based in Toronto and Windsor), and Amanda Gatto, an architect working in Detroit and recent graduate of the UWindsor Visual Arts and the Built Environment (VABE) programme, discussed the important role that decisions about architecture can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in cities. Find the recording here.

May 28, 2020 – Cities, Climate and COIVD-19

Robin Mazumder, a Canadian urban neuroscientist, Kate Graham, Director of Research at the Canadian Urban Institute, and Hana Syed, a 2nd year Windsor Law student, discuss how COVID-19 affects cities and their climate action initiatives, and how cities can move forward to ensure a sustainable future. Find the recording here.

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