|May 30, 2012|
|8:00 am||to||9:00 am|
We have three experts from Pacific Carbon Trust (established by the Province to help make BC the first carbon neutral government in the world), Climate Smart BC and Smart Planning for Communities Program detailing simple ways for you to transform your business, be green and save money. You will have an opportunity to learn how to measure and reduce your carbon footprint, reduce costs and save the environment. Tackle growing costs by using these experts to develop a strategy to do business differently and save your bottom line
When: Wednesday, May 30th from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (If necessary, you are free to leave early to accommodate your store hours!)
Where: 209 – 2453 Beacon Ave Sidney B.C
Cost: FREE, but please RSVP by calling our office 250-656-3616 or emailing us.
D. Scott MacDonald, CEO of Pacific Carbon Trust
D. Scott MacDonald was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Pacific Carbon Trust on May 1, 2009. As CEO he has overall responsibility to set the strategic direction for the Crown Corporation. In the start-up phase, Scott was responsible for PCT’s governance structure and staffing; his current focus is to provide the direction needed for PCT to become a leader in the BC carbon offset market, setting the standard for credible, high-quality BC greenhouse gas offsets to help clients meet their carbon reduction goals and support the growth of BC’s low-carbon economy.
Scott has extensive leadership and public sector experience. A former Assistant Deputy Minister for the BC Ministry of Education, he developed his career shaping the BC school system, from his role as a classroom teacher on Vancouver’s east side, to setting provincial education policy and curriculum standards. Scott was instrumental in creating and implementing world-leading information management systems for use in BC schools and led the provincial Green Schools Strategy in response to growing concern over climate change.
A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Scott achieved his undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta, followed by a Masters of Business Administration from Royal Roads University.
TBD, Climate Smart
Climate Smart is a social enterprise based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We were originally launched as a program of Ecotrust Canada, an enterprising nonprofit dedicated to building the conservation economy.
Climate Smart grew out of the recognition that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)—the engines of our local economies—have been largely overlooked by climate change policy. We believe that this dynamic sector can play an important role in addressing climate change. We are dedicated to helping innovative and creative small businesses find ways to do business differently and foster the transition to a prosperous, low-carbon future.
Peter Ostergaard, Province-Wide Energy Specialist, Smart Planning for Communities Program
Peter Ostergaard is SPC’s province-wide Sustain- ability Facilitator with expertise in community energy planning. In his previous role as Assistant Deputy Minister in the BC Ministry of Energy,
Mines and Petroleum Resources, he was responsible for many programs policies, and initiatives in community energy, energy efficiency, transportation, climate change, buildings, natural gas and electricity. He also served for six years as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the BC Utilities Commission. Peter lives in an energy efficient R2000 house he helped build almost 25 years ago, and looks after land use and development matters for his community association in Saanich.