Workshops & Events

Upcoming workshops, events to attend, and opportunities for action on climate change.

Free webinar on heat pumps

With cooler days and nights upon us, you're likely thinking about whether your old furnace will make it through another winter.

Our heat pump webinar will help you decide whether to replace old faithful with another GHG-belching "natural" gas furnace or move on to an eco-friendly, super-efficient heat pump. Did you know that heat pumps work to both heat and cool your home? (At different times, of course!) And since they run on electricity, they eliminate the GHG emissions caused by heating your home with a gas furnace.

Heat pumps are the most efficient, climate-friendly heating and cooling system on the market today. Join friends and neighbours in an interactive webinar at noon on September 14, and learn:

  • what heat pumps are

  • their many benefits

  • how to find a program-registered contractor

  • what rebates, financing offers and supports are available to help you upgrade your heating system.

This webinar, presented by the CleanBC Community Energy Coach Program, is offered by the Community Climate Hubs of the Lower Mainland. It will last about one hour, followed by a 15-minute Q&A period.

Date: Tuesday, September 14
Time: 12:00 noon

Register for the webinar


All-candidates Debate on the Environment

Climate change and the environment are top issues for Canadians today. Watch the recorded all-candidates debate, held online on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Watch Phil Klapwyk (NDP), Ahmed Yousef (Liberal), Marc Dalton (Conservative) and Steve Ranta (Independent) present their best policy ideas on topics such as protecting wild spaces, a just transition to a low-carbon economy, Indigenous rights and fossil fuel subsidies.

This debate was part of the 100 Debates on the Environment initiative, a national non-partisan movement coordinated by GreenPAC.

Youth Climate Ambassador program

We're offering free workshops that empower youth to take action on climate change.

Workshops are led by trained youth facilitators and offered to high school aged groups. Students explore their own climate stories and discover ways to be a climate advocate right in their own communities.

Find out more about the Youth Climate Ambassador workshops.

If you'd like to bring this 1-hour workshop to your school or club, fill out the request form.

Calendar of events

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