Climate Change

Mayor's Roundtable on Climate Change

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

INVITATION

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/

BACKGROUND

 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 d.beal@sackville.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 d.beal@sackville.com 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 d.beal@sackville.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
Anderson, Fred
Barney, Jaden
Barney, Liza
Burke, Jamie – Town Staff
Cheeseman, Adam
Clayton, Barbra
Cope, Simon
Croucher, Kelli-Nicole
Dietz, Sabine
Di Lonardo, Alex
Eaton, Samara
Elliot, Richard
Fox, Michael
Fraser, Zoshia
Gosselin, Natasha
Handrahan, Phil – Town Staff
Hardie, Daimen
Herteis, Anne
Higham, John – Mayor
Inglis, Robert
Kurek, Josh
MacAskill, Quinn
MacEachern, Neil
Marlin, Amanda
Mesheau, Shawn – Councillor
McLellan, Nick
Thomas, Peter
Vaillancourt, Elise

PUBLIC FORUM PANEL

Cope, Simon
Fox, Michael
Gosselin, Natasha
Herteis, Anne
Higham, John
Marlin, Amanda
MacAskill, Quinn
Thomas, Peter