The Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association is delighted to announce that Shannon Hardman, Sustainability Program Coordinator for the City of Kamloops, will be the keynote speaker at the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting on November 13, 2013 at 7 pm at the Plaza Hotel. She and her colleague, Michael Doll, Parks Planning and Sustainability Supervisor, will present a progress report on the City’s 2010 Sustainable Kamloops Plan (SKP), along with a view of what is on the horizon for the City’s sustainability program in 2014. In addition to the keynote presentation, there will brief BCSEA reports and elections. BCSEA members and non-members are invited to attend the event, where light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. There is no need to RSVP – just show up.
AGM attendees are also encouraged to bring their ideas for future Chapter projects that will promote energy conservation and renewable energy in Kamloops.
The Sustainable Kamloops Plan is the City’s blueprint for a healthy, livable and thriving community many years into the future. The City has already worked on various pieces of this planning, like the Airshed and Agriculture Plans. The Community Energy Plan and others are yet to come. Together, all the plans should help Kamloops become a resilient community where residents enjoy a good quality of life within a healthy environment; both vital components for an appealing future.
Ms Hardman brings a diverse work background to the City, with experience in business, non-profits, and government. She has worked in the oil and gas exploration and extraction sectors in Western Canada, and this experience is balanced by her five years at the David Suzuki Foundation where she worked on public engagement strategies for two multi-year projects: building a national energy plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80%, and connecting youth with nature.
Mr Doll was born and raised in Kamloops and worked in many positions at the City before arriving at his current position. The Sustainability Department was added to his portfolio at the end of 2012.