Please, Tell Me Something Good about Climate and the Salish Sea
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Check out this video to watch the Please, Tell Me Something Good about Climate and the Salish Sea.
Brought to you by the Salish Sea Institute in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association
Join us to hear about two significant and ambitious construction projects that are going above and beyond "normal" practices. The Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, set to open October 2021, claims to be "the most progressive, responsible and sustainable arena in the world." Sen̓áḵw is a vision for a development in downtown Vancouver BC. It will be Canada's first large-scale net zero carbon housing development — and one of only a few in the world.
Ken Johnsen is Senior Project Manager and former Partner at Shiels, Oblitz and Johnsen in Seattle. Ken has managed numerous large projects such as Safeco Field, King St Station and the redevelopment of Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Ken earned his degree in urban planning and sustainable development at WWU. He was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from WWU in 2020.
Bernd Christmas is the CEO of Nch'kay, the economic development arm of the Squamish First Nation. Bernd Christmas, is the Managing Attorney of the Bernd Christmas Law Group. He was a partner in the Aboriginal Law Practice at Cassels Brock and is a member of the Mi’kmaq community of Membertou. Bernd’s practice focuses on Indigenous economic development. He is the former CEO of the Membertou Band.
This symposium will be hosted by Ginny Broadhurst, Director of the Salish Sea Institute and Hilary Wilkinson, Principal at Veda Environmental and host of the popular podcast Conservation Cafe.
Contact the WWU Alumni Association for this event. Feel free to call at (360) 650-3353 or email at email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.
There will be auto-captions available for this event. To request closed captions, please mark the request on the registration form. Advance notice of three days to one week is appreciated.