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The ALARM Dialogues: A Climate Conversation presented by 50 x 2030 Waterloo Region

For the past year, THEMUSEUM has sounded the ALARM through our exhibitions and programming. Through transformative experiences, we sought for visitors to adapt their lifestyles, take responsibility for their impact on the environment, and mobilize climate action. While our ALARM exhibitions are now closed, we want to continue the conversation related to the climate crisis and our responsibility for climate justice.

Join us for an evening dialogue on January 27, 2021, at 7 pm as a wrap-up to our ALARM exhibition, organized in partnership with 50 by 2030 Waterloo Region. The event will feature speakers from the University of Waterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3), activists and community stakeholders as they weigh in on this past year of sounding the ALARM and the changes that we still need to make. Toward the end, we will host a Q&A portion where you can ask your questions for the speakers from IC3 and 50 x 30 Waterloo region.

50x30WR is a grassroots, community-led campaign advocating for Waterloo Region to commit to a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, in line with the imperatives of climate science and centering social justice and well-being.

This an online event and does not include any in-person activities. Please register to receive the link to watch the live stream on THEMUSEUM’s Youtube Channel.

Meet the Speakers 

Sarah Burch

Sarah Burch is an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo and a Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation. Sarah’s research addresses the question of transformative change in response to climate change and sustainability challenges.

Byron Williston

Byron Williston is a professor in the Faculty of Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University. Byron works on the ethics of climate change, the ethics and politics of sustainability, technologies of the Anthropocene, new earth politics, and the philosophical foundations of Canadian environmental policy.

Paul Parker

Paul Parker is a professor jointly appointed to the School of Environment Enterprise and Development and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. Paul’s research focuses on building sustainable communities by creating win-win opportunities for the environment and economy.

Steffanie Scott

Steffanie Scott is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. Steffanie’s research focuses on sustainable food systems in China and Canada. Her work documents the emergence of the ecological agriculture sector and alternative food networks in China.

Amelia Clarke

Amelia Clarke is an associate professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo. Amelia’s current research interests include: community sustainable development strategies; corporate social and environment​al responsibility; youth-led social entrepreneurship; and youth and innovation.

Time: Wednesday, January 27 at 7pm – 8:30pm