Towards a ‘One Planet’ Region: a Community Conversation Series

@ Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC Feb. 6th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm FREE

Join community and academic presenters in this series of free events exploring how to live within the ecological constraints of the planet.

Towards a ‘One Planet’ Region: a Community Conversation Series

We are changing the Earth’s ecosystems in profound ways. To live within the constraints of the one small planet that is our home we need to reduce our ecological footprint by 75–80% while maintaining a long life in good health for all of our citizens. This will mean changing everything we do!

Download the preliminary program here.

In the face of this important challenge, a group of University of Victoria (UVIC) faculty and community organizations are organizing a series of Community Conversations to explore some key issues and the challenge of how to get to a One Planet way of life. 

These conversations will be of interest to community associations, environmental and social justice groups, local governments, faith organizations, green businesses, urban planners and architects, the arts and culture community, health professionals and many others.

We hope you will join community & academic presenters in this series of free events exploring the One Planet challenge and culminating in a UVIC IdeaFest event on March 11th.


Location: Robert Bateman Centre, Time: 5:00–7:00PM

Introduction & Overview of 'Towards One Planet'

Monday, January 23rd

The Anthropocene, the One Planet Region & the Happy Planet Index 

  • Trevor Hancock, UVIC - School of Public Health & Social Policy, UVIC

Measuring Victoria’s Ecological Footprint

  • Jennie Moore, BCIT - School of Construction and the Environment

A Conversation on Indigenous Views of the One Planet region

Monday, January 30th

  • Nick Claxton & colleagues, UVIC - School of Education, Tsawout Band & WSÁNEĆ Nation Indigenous Academic Advisor/Coordinator.

A Conversation on Renewable Energy systems for a One Planet Region

Monday, February 6th

  • Tom Hackney, Policy Director - Victoria chapter of BC Sustainable Energy Association
  • Jan Inglis, Climate Social Scientist - TAOS Institute

A Conversation on Transportation Systems & Urban Development Patterns for a One Planet region 

Monday, February 13th

  • Todd Litman, Executive Director - Victoria Transport Policy Institute

A Conversation on a Food System for a One Planet Region

Wednesday, February 22nd

  • Jeremy Caradonna, UVIC - School of Environmental Studies, with support from the Capital Region Food & Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR)


Saturday, March 11th

Location: James Bay New Horizons Time: 2:00–4:00PM

The Anthropocene is here! Living well in a ‘One Planet’ region

  • Panel presentation & discussion
For more information please contact:
Shannon Clark: sclarke@crd.bc.ca
Trevor Hancock:  thancock@uvic.ca 
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