In a continuing role to provide for public & member information about important issues of the day,  the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise hosted a 4-part, Zoom-based speaker series on Climate Change. The speaker series included four speakers speaking to us about four different aspects of the climate change we are experiencing. 
The speaker series proceeds of $1,510 will be donated to the Long Point Biosphere Reserve Foundation. 
Details concerning the four speakers as well as a listing of the links to their presentations may be found at the 'Read more ...' tab below.
The Club extends its appreciation to the group who made this event the success that it was. Lead by Jim & Marjorie Dawson, the group included Mary Mercato, Nancy Sherwin, Ross Gowan, Peter Wheatley, John Wallace, Gail Catherwood, Steve Malo, Sue Finney and of course our $-manager George Cornfield. Well done to all.
Dr Samantha Green kicked off the series on October 5th with “The Climate Emergency – our greatest health threat”.  Her talk reviewed the  impact of the changing climate on the health of people in Canada and around the world. She also provided us with practical things we can all do to tackle this problem—as individuals, communities, and advocates.   For a link to Dr. Green’s talk, click here.    Passcode: zvm?H*a7
Two weeks later, Dr. Maria Strack spoke on Nature Based Climate Solutions.  Dr. Strack shared findings from her research on peatland ecosystems, showing why and how peatlands are “one of our best players in the fight against climate change”.  Again, our speaker helped us understand what we can do at the local level to restore and protect our shared environment.  Her pictures of wetland environments were inspiring.   For a link to Dr. Strack’s talk, click here.    Passcode: UX$xN7kb
On November 2nd, speaker Lawrence Solomon took a contrarian view.   This allowed us to hear from a person who does not believe the science behind Climate Change.   For a link to Larry’s talk, click here.   Passcode: nDG%T00s
Our fourth evening was November 16th, with a talk on  “Building Resilient Communities” by Glenn McGillivray of The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR).  
After showing how disasters related to fire, flood, wind and hail are increasing in number and severity, Glenn shared the ICLR research aimed at improving Building Codes and municipal infrastructure to prepare for disaster.  ICLR also has many publications aimed at homeowners to help prevent damage.    For a link to Glenn’s talk,  click here.   Passcode: W2jp%8c@