Sustainability Conversations

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Initial conversations with possible participants in a “sustainability conversation” event has been positive in support of a Fall 2015 gathering of interested parties to explore, learn, share experiences and identify potential collaborations for future projects. Efforts have been made to research the kinds of events that have been held in the Grey Bruce area over the past years, or planned for the future, to ensure that the GBSusNet event is a complimentary fit to other planned events.

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DATE: Thursday, November 19th, 2015

TIME: 8:30 – 3:30

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The success of the “summit or conversation” will be measured according to the following:

  • Number of participants = 25
  • # of new projects identified within sectors = 10
  • # of new cross sector collaborative projects identified = 3

Achieving these targeted numbers would be an indication of complete success.

Draft Agenda

8:30 – Coffee, Registration and Conversation

9:00 – Intros all ‘round and overview of day – 30 seconds each.

  • Who are you?
  • What is the current key project you are working on?
  • What is the ideal project/opportunity you would like to be working on?

9:30 – 10:30        Session One – Small group Hang – outs – who do you want connect with?

  • Where are the opportunities for cross sectoral collaborations?
  • What do we have in common?

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee Break with Entertainment – local music/theatre

11:00 – 12:30      Session Two – Identification of 3 Priority Projects

12:30 – 1:30        Lunch

1:30 – 2:30           Community Walk-About – 2 Groups – Exploring the local opportunities for projects that add to the sustainability of our neighbourhoods.

2:30 – 3:30           Final Plenary and Summary of New Project Potential

Please follow the link below to the draft document prepared after the event. GBSusNet Board is in the process of reviewing the report and we are gathering input from others to confirm the next steps as a result of a very exciting process. Thanks to all those who participated.

click here >>>> – SusCon Nov 19 Final Report Draft