The world is changing – and your investments should too. High-carbon investments will fall short in a low-carbon world. Yet, Canadian banks have doubled down in energy infrastructure intended to sustain fossil fuel production decades into the future. We all have a role in achieving the low-carbon transition – start by divesting your money from fossil fuels.
Join us in this lively panel discussion event with experts who will teach us how to invest in companies dedicated to promoting sustainability!
Presentation: 1:30 p.m.
Q&A: 2:15 p.m.
Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Truzaar Dordi (UW Doctoral Candidate)
Truzaar Dordi is a doctoral candidate in Sustainability Management at the University of Waterloo. His research investigates the intersection between climate risk and financial resiliency. Truzaar holds a Masters in Sustainability Management from the University of Waterloo where his research examined the fossil-fuel divestment movement. He is the recipient of the 2018 Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship, awarded for his work on financial stability.
Laura, Divest Waterloo
Laura has worked in community development and in adult literacy for the federal and provincial governments for the past 38 years. In 2013, Laura and three of her friends formed Divest Waterloo, a grassroots organization committed to climate justice. Divest Waterloo works in solidarity with local and national Indigenous land defenders to create awareness and action on climate change and to initiate and support fossil fuel divestment campaigns across Waterloo Region. Over the last four years, Divest Waterloo has organized over thirty public education events, often in partnership with other environmental and justice groups to build capacity and create the political will for bold action to address the climate crisis.
More Panelists to be announced!
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You are welcome to use Schneider Ave or David Street parking. The Victoria Park Pavilion parking lot is also free to use and only a few minutes walk to the Reep House. Please do not park at the Schneider Haus or Mitchell St lots (click to enlarge map)