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Focus on Sustainability Film Festival: Food – Call for Submission 2013
The second annual Focus on Sustainability Film Festival returns to York University this winter semester 2013, with a spotlight on the increasingly vital and complex topic of Food. In addition to feature films, panel discussions, and prizes centred on food, the upcoming festival also gives local film makers in the York U community an opportunity to have their food related film featured. Following the submission deadline, the festival presenters will choose one prize-winning film to be highlighted, and up to three runner-up films to be exhibited.
- York University enrolled (or previously enrolled) student in any department
- Run time for films must not exceed 60 minutes
- Films must be focused on any food related issue
- Suggestions include: animal rights, agriculture, veganism/vegetarianism, local/global
- Deadline is January 10th 2013 to Jessica Reeve, IRIS Junior Fellow
- Email submissions to email@example.com; or drop in person to 395 York Lanes, IRIS Offices
- Submissions must be in digital formats, and accompanied by a 250 word abstract, title, and
This call for submission is brought to you by The Osgoode Environmental Law Society (ELS), The Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS), and The Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration (CC-RAI). For more information please contact Jessica Reeve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CC-RAI is pleased to highlight a national forum convened by our partners to mobilize knowledge generated from the work of the Regional Adaptation Collaboratives (RACs) in the area of change change and water resources. Project partners include: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Research (CFCAS), the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) with funded provided by Natural Resources Canada.
It is already recognized that climate change is affecting water resources across Canada, with each region and community facing unique opportunities and challenges. Together, we can share knowledge to advance the state of practice for adaptation nationally. The purpose of this event is to share lessons and opportunities, and identify needs and potential challenges in advancing the adaptation of water resource management nationally. Participants will contribute directly to a national compendium for practitioners, assist in developing a briefing document, and exchange best practices and lessons.
- Provide learning opportunities for new ways of thinking about water adaptation.
- Reflect upon the current state of practice and share knowledge on water adaptation projects.
- Showcase a diverse range of projects led by Forum participants.
- Stimulate discussion to identify: Water adaptation knowledge needs of practitioners (e.g., engineers, scientists, policy analysts, project coordinators, planners, and educators);
- Opportunities for dissemination of knowledge and collaboration towards the mainstreaming of adaptation.
- Contribute to: A national compendium of knowledge on water resource adaptation to be used by practitioners; A briefing document on the state of and opportunities for advancing, water adaptation across Canada.
or call 416.661.6600 x. 5931.
CC-RAI is a proud partner of Planet in Focus and York University’s Focus on Sustainability Film Festival – this years premiere event will focus on water and the complex environmental issues involved both nationally and international. This engaging, entertaining and thought provoking showcase of award winning films will be enhanced by conversations and discussions with filmmakers, activists and academics alike.
The Sustainability Film Festival 2012 will be hosted in the York University Senate Chambers (North Ross 940) from 10am to 5pm on Monday, March 19th, 2012. Only $2 gets you an all access, all day pass to a diverse array of films that aim raise the consciousness of water issues in Canada and across the planet.
Water on the Table
White Water, Black Gold
Carbon for Water
The Clean Bin Project
This festival is brought to you by The Osgoode Environmental Law Society (ELS), The Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS), and The Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration (CC-RAI).
Many thanks to our supporters: The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC), and The Centre for Human Rights.
For additional details and future updates visit: www.irisyorku.ca/film-fest
DAS HAUS is coming to Canada! CC-RAI is pleased to highlight a new international exhibition of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions
CC-RAI is pleased to highlight DAS HAUS - an international exhibition that connects industry professionals with the latest market-ready renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions from Germany. Central to the exhibit is a pavilion, which demonstrates real world technologies and building practices for meeting ultra-low energy building standards. The DAS HAUS program offers various expert symposiums and networking events allowing participants to share their perspectives on green building design. Admission to the pavilion and participation in the events is free of charge.
DAS HAUS will travel both the Canada and the United States with Canadian city stops in Vancouver, March 12 – 21, 2012; Toronto April 13 – 22, 2012 and Montreal, May 10 – 20, 2012.
For further information please visit www.dashaustour.com or contact Elisa Seidt: email@example.com.
Schulich Net Impact will be hosting its annual GreenEdge Conferenceon Friday March 2, 2012. This year’s theme is “Leadership and Innovation in Sustainability”. The opening keynote will be delivered by Andreas Souvaliotis, President of AIR MILES for Social Change, LoyaltyOne. The closing keynote will be delivered by Bruce Poon Tip, Owner of G Adventures.
The day features three interesting and engaging panels:
The Sustainable Cities panel discussion will focus on the areas of real estate, urban development, and infrastructure with respect to sustainability initiatives. It will address factors that contribute to making a city liveable and sustainable, key indicators, best practices, and lessons learned. The discussion will also address what is happening here in Toronto by highlighting local sustainability initiatives and the leaders instigating them.
Driving Change in Organizations
Driving Change in Organizations will focus on how to successfully move the sustainability conversation forward in an organization. The panel will address the barriers and challenges, as well as highlighting successful organizational transformations that have incorporated sustainability.
The Sustainable Start-Ups panel discussion will feature local entrepreneurs that have created their own sustainable enterprise, and can educate us on the challenges and successes they faced while growing their sustainable start-up. We hope to give students and industry professionals a better idea of what it takes to be successful in the realm of sustainable business.
Register online by this Friday February 17th to get discounted tickets:
$20 NI members | $25 Non-members |$40 Professionals
After February 17th:
$25 NI members | $35 Non-members |$50 Professionals
For anyone looking for information on the upcoming event: Climate Adaptation – A Conversation with Roger Street (UKCIP) or the Climate Change Graduate Research Symposium you have come to the right place!
Both events will be held on the 24th of November in the York Research Tower on York University’s Keele Campus. Directions to a ‘Conversation with Roger Street’ can be found here and those to the graduate research symposium can be accessed through the following link. .
A final agenda for both events will be posted closer to the date.
CC-RAI and Knowledge Mobilization look forward to supporting a day full of lively discussion and dialogue around the challenges posed by a changing climate and the need for climate adaptation.
This event is generously supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
On Monday May 30, CCRAI and OCAD University hosted a one day workshop – “Climate Change: A Dialogue with Stakeholders” – in support of the Ontario Regional Climate Change Consortium (ORCCC). The event was attended by over forty participants from the all levels of government, conservation authorities, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. Having had the opportunity to collate and synthesize the sizable amount of information and feedback we received on the day we are pleased to present the Dialogue with Stakeholders report.
CC-RAI would like to once again thank our participants from the academic, government and private sector. Many thanks to Jack McConnell (York University), Claude Duguay (University of Waterloo) and Dick Peltier (University of Toronto) for their presentations on regional climate modelling in Ontario. The presentations will be posted shortly.
We would also like to thank Peter Jones (Design with Dialogue), Nabil Harfoush (Manara), visual facilitator Particia Kambitsch, Ciara de Jong at the City of Toronto’s Environment Office, Carl Knipfel and Doreen Balabanoff from OCAD University as well as York University and TRCA.
CC-RAI invites you to the first Canadian screening of the Oscar-nominated short documentary, Sun Come Up – The story of the world’s first climate change refugees.
Join CC-RAI on Friday, April 1, 2011 from 4-6:30 pm
Nat Taylor Theatre, Keele Campus, York University.
Register now for your free ticket!
Donations collected on the day of the event will support the House Raiser Project for the Carteret Islanders.
Stay tuned for more details!
Light refreshments will be served following the film.
The Climate Consortium for Research Action and Integration (CC-RAI) is developing two working groups, with York University faculty expertise in the areas of Climate Change Literacy and Strengthening Climate Change Interdisciplinary Collaborations. The formation of these two working groups follows from the recommendations of the CC-RAI report Climate is No Small Talk: Climate Change Research at York and Beyond from the meeting of climate-change practitioners on December 6, 2010. The Office of the Vice-President of Research and Innovation is providing $7500.00 in funding for each of these two initiatives for the period April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.
A report of working group initiatives will be submitted to the VPRI and Management Committee of CC-RAI by March 31, 2012 and will be used to support the CC-RAI mandate of fostering enhanced climate change related research at York University.
Faculty or graduate students interested in participating in the working groups should contact, the Co-Chair of the CC-RAI Research Committee, Richard Bello, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional details please refer to the link.
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