Wednesday October 23, 2019 – Thursday October 24, 2019 | Across the Battle River Watershed

Tour and Training Opportunity

The Finding Common Ground 2.0 tour will be exploring energy options and opportunities, with a focus on energy efficiency, around the Battle River region. We have space for 25 Energy Ambassadors to take part in this fully-funded professional development training.

What will the tour include?

In mid-October 2019 we will meet in Camrose to start our exploration. Loading onto a couch bus, we will head out to visit multiple energy production sites and to hear from guest experts. Topics will include: renewable and conventional energy production and distribution; technological innovations and advances in efficiencies; local impacts of energy on our social, economic, and environmental resilience; and how to increase energy efficiency in your home, workplace, and community.

At the end of the first day, participants will be put up in a hotel overnight, or if necessary, be returned to their vehicles to return home. The second day will be much like the first; exploring and discussing our energy systems, as well as gaining experience in sharing your thoughts and ideas about the project and topics with others.

The two-day bus tour will be full. To compliment what we can cover on the tour, Ambassadors will also be expected to participate in online webinars and discussion groups before and after the tour. We anticipate a 40 hour time commitment by our Ambassadors over a 4-month period.

*The specific date for our tour, and exact tour locations are currently under development with our program partners.

Become an Energy Ambassador!

We are currently recruiting Energy Ambassadors to be part of this tour! Participate in this professional development training program, at no-cost!

Ambassadors will participate in a two-day bus tour exploring the various energy options and opportunities in the Battle River region (Mid-October date TBD). They will have exclusive behind the scenes access to all types of energy projects and hear from guest speakers on energy production, distribution, and efficiencies.  Along with the renewable and conventional energy projects, we will learn about the social and environmental challenges and opportunities in the watershed.  Ambassadors will also be able to participate in online webinars to compliment the bus tour.

Following the training, Energy Ambassadors will share their experience with friends, colleagues, or the public in a short “What I learned” presentation. Supported by the BRWA with a slide-deck and speaking prompts, this presentation will cover their experiences on the tour, their personal highlights, and what they learned on energy options and opportunities. To move from words to actions, Energy Ambassadors and their presentation group will also commit to making one simple change for energy efficiency.

Regardless of their personal or professional backgrounds, Energy Ambassadors will build knowledge and experience to understand our local energy context and what actions can be taken to improve our regions sustainability during this time of change.

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This event is being supported by Alberta Environment and Park’s Community Environment Action Grant, and Energy Efficiency Education Grant Program.
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