Register for the 2021 Bay Area Climate Change Forum

Promotional poster for Around the Kitchen Table: Discussing Climate Change with Others event

The Bay Area Climate Change Council would like to invite you to a free virtual event called “Around the Kitchen Table: Discussing Climate Change with Others.”

Hear updates on progress of the climate goals in the Burlington-Hamilton region and learn how to have better climate conversations.

Keynote speaker Katharine Hayhoe is an award-winning climate scientist, viral TED Talk host and host of the PBS Digital Series Global Weirding. Katharine will be speaking about overcoming the barriers to public acceptance of climate impacts and solutions.

Katharine Hayhoe’s “If I just explain the facts (on climate change), they’ll get it, right?”

Around the Kitchen Table: Discussing Climate Change with Others event details:

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Register here for this free virtual event to be held on Zoom. Live Closed Captioning and ASL Interpretation will be provided.

Additional program details:

  • Welcoming remarks:
    • Hon. Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
    • Mayor Meed Ward, City of Burlington
    • Mayor Eisenberger, City of Hamilton
  • Keynote: Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech
  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Dan Longboat, Trent University
    • Julie Leach, The Atmospheric Fund
    • Teika Newton, Climate Action Network of Canada

Join the conversation @BayArea_Climate #BACCCForum2021

Who is the Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC)?

BACCC is a collective of organizations advancing climate action in Burlington and Hamilton supported by the cities of Hamilton and Burlington and the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College (CCCM).

Climate Action in Burlington

Burlington City Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and approved a Climate Action Plan in 2020, setting a target to become a net carbon neutral community by 2020.  Key priority areas include:

Work has started on the development of a climate adaptation strategy, recognizing that we are already experiencing the impacts of a changing climate and there is a need to assess vulnerability and risk in our community.


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