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Objection Handling Workshop for Sustainability Professionals

The Sustainability Speakers Series is offering a one-night workshop in Toronto.

Join course leader Bob Willard and special guest John Marshall Roberts on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. Location: Bennett Jones, First Canadian Place, 100 King St. W. (at Bay St.), 34th floor, Toronto

Who would benefit from taking this course?

  • sustainability advocates within companies
  • external sustainability consultants
  • leaders wanting to be more effective at motivating colleagues and employees
  • anyone wanting to drive change in an organization

For further details and to register, click here.

EnerCanWest 2012: Energy and the Environment – Feb. 13-14, 2012

This year’s conference is all about energy and the environment, and will feature plenary sessions discussing cutting-edge innovations, best practices, and approaches to the urgent problems and issues that the environmental and energy industries face in our carbon-challenged world. Current research and examples of technology in action will also be offered in breakout sessions organized into two tracks, Oil & Gas & Energy and Other Energies & Fuels, as well as in poster presentations and trade show exhibits.

Canadian Organic Science Conference and Science Cluster Strategic Meetings – February 21-23, 2012

The goal of the meeting is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of organic research in Canada and beyond. Leading scientists will present current advances in the field of organic agricultural practices. Information will be of interest to organic and non-organic stakeholders.

Building SustainAble Communities Conference – Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, 2012

The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its fifth Building SustainAble Communities Conference at the Delta Grand Resort in Kelowna, B.C. The program – inspired by 75 industry experts on 11 planning committees – features a variety of plenaries, breakouts, panels, workshops, debates and interactive sessions to provide opportunities for enhanced communication and collaboration.

International Green Vehicle Congress – Feb. 26-29, 2012

The International Green Vehicle Congress will be held Feb. 26-28, 2012, in Hong Kong, with a post-event site tour to Shenzhen in mainland China on Feb. 29. Reducing CO2 emissions is a growing challenge for the transport sector. With rapid urbanization in many countries, energy consumption and CO2 emissions of urban transport are increasing quickly.

China is boldly aiming to be the worldwide leader in alternative technology vehicles. China’s new 10-year investment plan (2011-2020) sets aside over 100 billion yuan ($14.7 billion US at the current exchange rate) for the development and production of alternative technology vehicles. The plan is expected to be approved later this month and should go a long way towards helping China reach its annual production goal of 500,000 hybrids and EVs.

Climate Leadership Conference

The first annual Climate Leadership Conference will be held Feb. 29 – March 1, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference will bring together leaders from business, government and academic institutions, and the non-profit community interested in exchanging ideas and information on how to address climate change while simultaneously running their operations more competitively and sustainably.

We would love to hear your feedback if you have the opportunity to attend any of the events! Contact us at: editor@green-living.ca.