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A New Lens on Carbon – From Emissions to Offsets

We are just a week away from launching this very relevant and interactive series of workshops. Space is filling up, particularly for the first one-hour presentation – scheduled for 4:00 p.m. next Wednesday, April 5th in the Special Purposes Room of the Orillia Recreation Centre.

The first workshop (Part 1) focuses on how carbon has become the determining factor in the climate crisis—and how we can take actions to deal with it. It will introduce participants to the world of carbon—good and bad, friend or foe—and provide helpful tools and insights into what is actually going on with ‘carbon’ in our environment, in our economy and in our personal lives.


Orillia and area residents are encouraged to take time to participate in one workshop or, ideally, all three. Led by experienced facilitators, Jackie Ramler and Stan Mathewson, the series promises to open several doors to reveal more about the importance of carbon in our world today and to each of us individually.  The more objectively informed we are on this crucial issue, the more able we will be to play a constructive role in beating back climate change.

This memo focuses on the first workshop, as the date is fast approaching and we don’t want you to miss out.  There are, however, two equally important Parts to follow in the series, each with a recap that will connect the dots from one workshop to the next.

Part 2 will provide insights into carbon as a commodity. It covers the carbon market and how to deploy financial tools to mitigate carbon emissions. It is an opportunity to contemplate the future from a financial perspective and how one can best prepare for, and potentially prosper from, the green economy.   (4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12th)

Part 3 will bring it all together and focus on our individual carbon footprints.  Participants will learn how to calculate, monitor and reduce their own carbon footprints and how doing so adds up to progress.  (4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19th)

Please join Jackie and Stan next Wednesday afternoon for some carbon-free refreshments and carbon-focused discussion on the path to net zero. We look forward to seeing you.

Register here for this important series.

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