Breaking Bread: Climate Change and City Planning 


Oct 6, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


TRUSU Campaigns Committee

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Join Dr. Alison Shaw from SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) for a small group discussion on Climate Change and City Planning on Wednesday, Oct. 6 between 1 and 2:30 p.m. PST. This discussion is part of the TRU Students’ Union’s Breaking Bread series to connect small groups of students with community leaders to share perspectives, foster connections, and build community. 

Alison Shaw is the new Executive Director of SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT).

“ACT at SFU is the first university-based think tank in North America dedicated to sustainable climate action and remains the only one focused on a comprehensive suite of climate action research topics, spanning biodiversity, extreme weather, energy, water security, crops & food supply, sea-level rise, health risks, population displacement, the nexus between water, food, energy and biodiversity, infrastructure resilience funding, green infrastructure, and low carbon resilience (LCR) – the integration of adaptation and emissions reduction.” 

This discussion will cover a wide area of topics based on participants’ interests. Topics may include: 

  • How can community planning and building design be part of climate mitigation? 
  • Are there things that municipalities can be doing to adapt to increasingly extreme weather such as the heat wave in June 2021? 
  • What can individuals do to make a positive difference where they live? 
  • Are there things about Kamloops (or where you live) that you wish you could change? 
  • What other issues related to climate change do you think will be most pressing in the next 5-10 years? 
  • And other questions based on interest! 

If you are a student who is interested in joining this discussion sign up below! After signing up, you will receive more information and a link to join the virtual discussion! 


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