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MISSION POSSIBLE: Transitioning Cities to a Plant-Based Food System

October 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Join us Thursday, October 27, 2022, for a University of Alberta Sustainability Awareness Week Event featuring members of the Canadian Plant Based Cities Movement!

Data-driven, peer reviewed science unequivocally states that animal-based agriculture is the number one threat to life on the planet. Without a rapid shift away from animal agriculture and animal-based diets life will soon become unsustainable in Canada. Yet, Canadian politicians are failing to target animal-based agriculture and animal-based diets in their climate mitigation strategies at any level of government. And most citizens feel powerless to affect legislative change. Join the Plant-Based Cities Movement (https://plantbasedcitiesmovement.org/) to find out how you can effectively create change, and help your cities transition to a healthier and more climate-protective plant-based food system.

OVERVIEW: Over 17 million Canadians now live in metropolitan areas that will experience irreversible, extreme, and lethal heat due to global warming by 2050. Immediate and effective action is needed.

GOAL: To empower individuals with the strategies, and support they need to transition their cities toward a climate-protective, healthy, plant-based food system.

LEARNING: We will show how citizens have effectively transitioned two cities (one in Quebec and one in Ontario). We will use these cities as case studies to deconstruct what helped achieve those successes. We will also discuss other cities our teams are working on that have shown interest.

DELIVERABLES: We will also provide the University of Alberta community with actions and tools they can use to support and mobilize effective climate action across Canada.

Our Panelists include:

Eleanor Carrara is a retired VP of Sales Operations, Global Digital Ecosystem Enabler. She has been a committed lifelong environmental and animal rights activist with a focus on transitioning institutions to a plant-based food system. She is the Plant-Based Cities lead in Montréal, QC.

Diane Smele’s career as a technical expert in the field of library sciences spans over 15 years in school, public, and academic libraries. She is a climate and animal justice advocate and the Plant-Based Cities Movement Lead in Brampton, ON.

Karry Eillers is a retired IT Project Manager with a 30-year history in advocating for the climate, plant-based eating, and animal welfare and is the Plant-Based Cities Movement Lead in North Vancouver, BC.

Holly Moriarty is a registered pediatric nurse, and a passionate child, animal, and environmental advocate. She is the Plant-Based Cities Movement Lead in Calgary, AB.

Karen Levenson is a communications strategist with the Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Working Group.and a retired professional campaigner on animal, environmental, and social justice issues. She is the Plant-Based Cities Movement Lead in Guelph, ON.

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8:00 PM Eastern
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6:00 PM Mountain
5:00 PM Pacific

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October 27, 2022
8:00 pm
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Nation Rising
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