Green in the City welcomes former Guelph Mayor to talk how cities are responding to climate change

Another successful year of Green in the City events is nearing its conclusion, and the City of London, London Environmental Network, and the London Public Library have an exciting grand finale planned.

This year, Dr. Karen Farbridge will join Green in the City as the event’s keynote presenter at Wolf Performance Hall on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. 

For 11 years, Dr. Farbridge was Mayor of the City of Guelph and is currently an advisor to federal, provincial, and municipal policy makers and industry leaders on building sustainable and resilient communities. She will be speaking about the impacts of climate change on cities and how London and other similar communities can adapt. 

“Cities like London and Guelph are experiencing the effects of climate change but are in such a unique and important position to respond and take action,” says Dr. Farbridge. “London has many exciting initiatives already in motion to help the community reach its climate goals. Green in the City will be an opportunity to showcase the innovative work happening locally and across Canada to support sustainable cities so we can grow our impact.”

Following Dr. Farbridge’s presentation, a panel will join her on stage to provide a local perspective, including: 

  • Mayor Josh Morgan
  • Milfred Hammerbacher, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of S2E Technologies Inc., the company that has played a key role in the development of West 5 and EVE Park.

Public outreach and education about climate change through events like Green in the City are an important part of London's Climate Emergency Action Plan. To kick off the evening, Jay Stanford, Director, Climate Change, Environment and Waste Management for the City of London will also present a brief update on London’s Climate Emergency Action Plan. The plan strives to make London more resilient, and it contains more than 200 strategies and actions to support London reaching net-zero community greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. 

Dr. Karen Farbridge at Green in the City 

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 

Time: Mingle and networking begins at 6:00 p.m. | Presentations begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Location: London Public Library’s Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library (251 Dundas Street) 

Free to attend but registration through eventbright is recommended.

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“This is a fantastic group of speakers, and I’m sure that the evening will be a great experience. Whether you’re attending with friends, family, colleagues, or on your own, everyone will be able to take away some thoughtful insights into how we can work together and take climate action.” – Jay Stanford, Director of Climate Change, Environment, and Waste Management at the City of London

“Each year, Green in the City events bring together communities and neighbours to learn, discuss, and engage with local climate issues and environmental opportunities. We’re able to showcase great work happening in our city and help inspire Londoners to make their community more sustainable.” – Joanna Kerr, Public Services Librarian of Adult Programming at London Public Library

“It has been another successful year of Green in the City, and we are thrilled to finish the series with such a great panel of speakers. Thank you to all of this year’s partners, volunteers, and organizers. Let’s come together for an exciting grand finale!” – Leah Derikx, Interim Executive Director of London Environmental Network

Last modified:Friday, April 12, 2024