You can take action on climate change by reducing your personal carbon footprint, sharing your experience with others, and putting pressure on leaders to support equitable climate action.

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Take Action: What Can I Do Now?

Use our guide to discover opportunities to raise your voice for climate action and lower your personal climate impact.

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2021 Bay Area Climate Forum,
Tuesday 9 March 2021

The Hamilton-Burlington Bay Area can be a thriving, net zero carbon community by 2050. This requires an all-hands-on-deck approach to transforming how we live, how we move, how we build and renovate, and how we power industry. It matters how we communicate the changes necessary to lower our greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why, on March 9th, 2021, more than 600 people from across Hamilton and Burlington registered for “Around the Kitchen Table” to learn how to have better climate conversations. Keynote Katharine Hayhoe and our panel of experts shared their expertise on how we can build bridges with others to support climate action across our region. If you missed the live event, you can view a recording below.

Event Sponsors

Major Sponsors
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Alectra Utilities
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Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) Ports
Media Partners
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Cable 14
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YourTV Burlington/Oakville
Supporters
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Burlington Hydro
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HCE Energy Inc.
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Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association (HIEA)

Protocol for Inviting Elected Officials

Invitations to speak at BACCC events will be sent to elected officials on account of their role, not their party, politics, or views. 

Invitations to speak at events are one form of engagement with elected officials in decision-making roles.  BACCC will seek participation from government decision makers as part of its advocacy efforts with the government of the day. These invitations are part of an ongoing conversation with decision makers so that our priorities and recommendations can be expressed and received. It is part of our mission to ensure our collective voice is heard at all levels of government.

As a non-partisan organization, BACCC will not signal partisan leanings by who it invites or does not invite to its events. 

As a non-partisan organization, BACCC will not signal partisan leanings by a public endorsement of any political party or elected official. 

Within THREE (3) months of a scheduled election, BACCC will not invite any political candidates seeking election to formally speak at BACCC events.

BACCC events will be organized in a way that promotes an ongoing conversation with decision makers, with a view to ensuring ongoing engagement with BACCC, so that our priorities and recommendations can be expressed and received. 

BACCC events will be organized in a way that allows attendees to submit questions for an allocated question and answer (Q&A) period. All elected officials will be invited to join the moderated Q&A period, as part of their invitation to offer live remarks at BACCC events. Elected officials who are unable to attend the moderated Q&A will be asked to submit video remarks in advance to BACCC staff, instead of providing live remarks at the event. Any video remarks will be limited to a greeting and welcome message. Video remarks involving track records (past or future climate initiatives) are considered remarks beyond a greeting or welcome message, and will not be accepted.

Directory

Staff

BACCC manager,
Bianca Caramento 

905-575-1212 ext. 4938

BACCC coordinator,
Lauren McAusland

905-575-1212 ext. 4893

Members

BACCC Chair,
Richard Koroscil 

Burlington Economic Development Corp,
Anita Cassidy

BurlingtonGreen,
Amy Schnurr

Burlington Sustainable Development Advisory Committee,
Dave Bourns

Burlington citizen,
Anna Pautler

Clean Air Hamilton,
Bruce Newbold

Conservation Halton,
Chitra Gowda

Environment Hamilton,
Lynda Lukasik

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce,
Paul Szachlewicz

Hamilton Conservation Authority,
Scott Peck

Hamilton Health Sciences,
Victoria Brzozowski

Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association,
Heidi Levitzky

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre,
Brenda Jacobs

Sustainable Hamilton Burlington,
Rafiq Dhanji

United Way Hamilton Halton,
Vivien Underdown

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