Crowsnest Pass selected to host the Energy Futures Roadshow

By September 19, 2018Latest News

The Energy Futures Lab (EFL) has recently issued a press release to announce that the community of Crowsnest Pass will be the first of five municipalities to host the Energy Futures Roadshow, which will explore what energy transition could look like for Crowsnest Pass.

We are excited about partnering with Crowsnest Pass and learning more about this community’s perspectives now and in the future.

This initial pilot will involve a diversity of community members, including municipal government, local businesses and economic development authorities, schools, and the public. The Roadshow will take place on October 18 and 19, 2018.

Oct 18 – Energy Transition Simulation
Through a role-playing simulation, this session will provide an opportunity for participants to experience decades of energy transition in one day.

Oct 19 – Community Resilience
The second day will feature a guest speaker from the Town of Hinton who will share the town’s experience with community resilience followed by working sessions on economic diversification, technology, and cultural readiness.

The Energy Futures Roadshow will conclude with a celebratory community gathering on October 19. We look forward to this engagement with Crowsnest Pass and to partnering with future communities!

Registration closes October 5. Sign up today here. Check out the EFL’s press release below.

Crowsnest Pass selected to host the
Energy Futures Roadshow

The Energy Futures Lab announces Crowsnest Pass as the first of five municipalities to host the Energy Futures Roadshow, exploring what energy transition could look like for Crowsnest Pass.

Calgary, AB, September 13, 2018 – The Energy Futures Lab (EFL) is proud to collaborate with the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass on piloting the Energy Futures Roadshow. This will involve a series of engagement activities in the Crowsnest Pass community, inviting municipal government, local businesses, economic development authorities, schools, and the public to join the conversation on energy transition and how it will affect the community.

The main engagement session, a two-day workshop, will take place on October 18 and 19 and will provide a facilitated role-playing simulation allowing participants to experience decades of energy transition on the first day. The second day will feature a guest speaker from the Town of Hinton who will share the town’s experience with community resilience, followed by working sessions on economic diversification, technology, and cultural readiness.

“There are big opportunities for communities motivated to be leaders in the energy transition. We are excited to collaborate with Crowsnest Pass on community resilience and exploring solutions. There is a lot of community interest in determining what long term success looks like, and I encourage others to join the conversation.” says Alison Cretney, Managing Director for the Energy Futures Lab.

This unique engagement has been closely designed with the Crowsnest community, drawing on the tools, resources and networks of the Energy Futures Lab. Over time we hope to see a number of communities across the province connecting to each other and the work of the EFL to strengthen their capacity to seize the benefits of future shifts in our energy system.

To register for the Energy Futures Roadshow on October 18 or 19, please sign up through the Roadshow event page.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information, please contact:
· The EFL at info@energyfutureslab.com; or
· Peter Bubik, Vice President of the Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce, at 403-703-1676 and e-mail: peterbubik@pbpower.ca.

About the Energy Futures Lab
The Energy Futures Lab is an award-winning, multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the transition to the energy system that the future requires of us.

Initiated in the Fall of 2013, the lab is powered by The Natural Step Canada, in collaboration with the Suncor Energy Foundation, Energy Efficiency Alberta, Alberta Real Estate Foundation, Shell Canada, ATB Financial, RBC Foundation, JWN Energy, Government of Alberta and the Pembina Institute. The initiative also involves dozens more organizations in an unprecedented series of innovative partnerships and collaborations.

To learn more, please visit www.energyfutureslab.com. Visit The Natural Step Canada at www.naturalstep.ca to learn about our national organization, its Sustainability Transition Labs and other initiatives.

By Erin Romanchuk, EFL Senior Manager of Partnerships, Energy Futures Lab