Turning up the empowerment dial: Community engagement in addressing climate disruption

January 25, 2014 - 1:00am to 3:00am

This free public keynote presentation is part of the University of Alberta's Student Sustainability Summit. From the Sustainability Summit website:

Description: Most Canadians care about climate change and want action, yet the path away from fossil fuel dependence seems distant and unclear. Fortunately, citizens and stakeholders are now being engaged as key partners in assessing climate impacts deciding how to move forward. We can seize the opportunity to highlight and amplify stories from communities that are already benefitting from clean energy and climate solutions.

Speaker Bio: Cara Pike is the founder and director of Climate Access, a network for those engaging the public in the transformation to low-carbon, resilient communities. She has created many widely used communications tools, including the Ecological Roadmap (a values-based approach to building support for environmental protection) and Climate Communications and Behavior Change: A Guide for Practitioners.

Cara regularly advises government agencies and nonprofit organizations including the Obama Administration, the state of Oregon, British Columbia’s Ministry of the Environment, World Wildlife Fund, Clean Energy Canada and others. She currently serves on the engagement and communication working group of the U.S. National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee.

Co-sponsored by Alberta Climate Dialogue

This keynote is open to the public.


Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton , AB