MAYOR’S ROUNDTABLE ON CLIMATE CHANGE – PUBIC FORUM
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 (Snow date is February 8)
Location: Sackville Town Hall, Council Chambers
Time: 1pm – 4pm
The Mayor’s Roundtable on Climate Change will be hosting a Public Forum on Saturday February 1, 2020 at 1pm at Sackville Town Hall. This is an invitation and opportunity for individuals, groups, businesses, etc., to present suggestions to a panel of Roundtable members on what the town and/or community can do to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
This event is taking part during Tantramar Climate Change Week. You can see all of the scheduled events during Climate Change Week here: https://eosecoenergy.com/en/climatechangeweek/
Following the Climate Strike events organized by local students throughout 2019, Sackville Town Council, declared a climate crisis and in response, committed to establish the Mayor’s Roundtable on Climate Change. The Roundtable is an invited group of town, academic, professional experts and other community stakeholders assembled by the Mayor as a pilot project. The mandate of the group is to provide advice and guidance to the Town of Sackville in improving its efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to design long-term structures to sustain those efforts. The public forum is one initiative that the Roundtable is undertaking, and whereby members of the Sackville community can contribute to the Roundtable process.
PURPOSE AND FORMAT OF THE PUBLIC FORUM
The purpose of the public forum is to address the following question: How can Sackville move ahead and take action to mitigate and adapt to climate change?
The forum is open to the public, and the Roundtable invites a variety of perspectives and ideas at the event, including projects, policy directions, partnerships, research, communication, etc. All presentations will be made to a panel of eight Roundtable members, who will then report back to the larger Roundtable on Climate Change before providing a summary of the day to Sackville Town Council. While oral presentations are encouraged, written or electronic submissions can also be made before, during, or after the forum.
After the presentations, there will be an opportunity at the Forum for panel members, participants and observers to informally socialize and continue discussions on the points raised.
PRESENTATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS
There are two ways to participate in the public forum and provide information to the panel: oral presentations and/or written submissions. If you are interested in making a presentation, or providing a submission, please contact the Clerk’s Office at email@example.com or 364-4930. The event is open to the public for those wanting to watch the proceedings.
Forum presentations: All those wishing to make an oral presentation on February 1 are asked to register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 364-4930, by noon on January 28. Presenters may wish to provide a hard copy of their presentation to the panel, but this is optional. Only those wishing to make a presentation need to register.
Submissions: Electronic submissions to the panel are encouraged, although all forms of presentations are acceptable. Please submit electronic or written submissions to the Roundtable to email@example.com by 7 February 2020.
Groups and individuals represented on the Roundtable are also encouraged to provide submissions to the panel.
MAYOR’S ROUNDTABLE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Aiken, Ron – Deputy Mayor
Burke, Jamie – Town Staff
Di Lonardo, Alex
Handrahan, Phil – Town Staff
Higham, John – Mayor
Mesheau, Shawn – Councillor
PUBLIC FORUM PANEL