The Whistler Forum is holding a series of Dialogue Cafés throughout the corridor with a focus on sustainability.
They are presented in conjunction with Vancouver’s 30 Days of Sustainability initiative now underway in the Lower Mainland.
The first evening takes place at the Living Room in Pemberton on Tuesday, May 8 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Andrea Lloyd from Royal Roads University will engage people in a discussion about the impact of climate change on agriculture.
The Squamish evening takes place on Wednesday, May 9 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Gelato Carina. The evening will focus on waste and seeking solutions with Environment Canada.
On Monday, May 14 the café moves to Whistler for a discussion around unsustainable seafood with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise. The discussion takes place at the Mountain Club from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Whistler Forum will be holding sessions with the mayors and councillors in the corridor throughout May and June.
The cafés are designed to facilitate open dialogues on important issues of the day. A $5 donation is requested and all are welcome.
For more information go to www.whistlerforum.com .
Also, part of the 30 Days of Sustainability and the SFU Philosopher’s Café is a discussion on sustainable seafood choices Tuesday, May 15 at the Rimrock Café in Whistler. A moderator from the aquarium’s Ocean Wise program will lead the discussion, which gets underway at 4:30 p.m. and goes to 6 p.m. The session is free but space is limited.
Meanwhile Whistler Forum for Leadership and Dialogue cafés are also taking place in Pemberton (see www.whistlerforum.com for time and location.
On Tuesday, May 8, Andrea Lloyd of Royal Roads University will be on hand to discuss, “The Impact of Global Warming on Agriculture.” For more than a decade, Lloyd has extensively researched the effects of climate change on various plant communities including the boreal forest.
On Wednesday, May 16 and Wednesday May 30, Pemberton residents will get an opportunity to sit down with their elected officials to discuss their vision for the community. The May 16 session will feature Jennie Helmer and Mark Blundell in a “Midterm Conversation with Councillors”. The last dialogue café of the month will be devoted to a “Midterm Conversation with the Mayor.”
Anyone is welcome to attend, and the only requirement is a willingness to engage in respectful discussion and a $5 donation.