Helping Environmental Professionals Make a Difference at Work
Connecting Environmental Professionals (CEP) Ottawa is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization dedicated to creating opportunities for emerging and established environmental and sustainability professionals.
About The Event
Join CEP Ottawa for an exciting discussion where we explore climate solutions that will help us achieve “drawdown”, the point where greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere level off, then begin to decline.
We will be joined by Crystal Chissell, the Senior Director of Partnerships at Project Drawdown. Crystal will kick off the discussion with an overview of the framework and solutions included in Project Drawdown. She will then moderate an engaging panel discussion of professionals from sectors identified in the Drawdown framework (i.e. electricity, buildings and food/agriculture) and how they are reversing global warming in their respective fields.
Speaker & Moderator
Crystal Chissell, Senior Director, Partnerships at Project Drawdown
As Senior Director of Partnerships, Crystal Chissell leads the cultivation and management of strategic partnerships and networks that foster engagement with the Drawdown framework and move the world toward climate solutions. Crystal speaks publicly about climate solutions and serves as an expert resource for news media, interest groups and advocacy organizations.
Panelist - Food/Agriculture Sector
Allison Penner, Executive Director and Founder at Reimagine Agriculture
As Executive Director and Founder, Allison brings a strong passion for addressing agricultural concerns in connection with other global issues. Before this, she focused on policy and environmental work and has a degree in Environmental Governance.
Panelist - Electricity Sector
Chris Meechan, Energy Consultant at Execon Roofing and Solar
Chris has been working in the Solar Industry in Ontario for the past seven years. Born and raised in Glace Bay Nova Scotia, a coal-mining town located near the Sydney Tar Ponds, considered one of the most hazardous environmental disasters in Canadian History, Chris grew up witnessing firsthand the terrible health and socioeconomic ramifications of bad environmental decisions. He currently designs, sells and installs both commercial and residential solar systems throughout Ontario.
Panelist - Buildings Sector
Shafraaz Kaba, IPD Expert & Architect at EcoAmmo
Shafraaz Kaba is an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) expert and registered architect who thrives on facilitating teams to enable carbon-neutral and regenerative buildings. He brings together architects, engineers, trades, contracts and clients to enable high-performance results using Lean culture and design thinking.
This event starts at 6:30 pm EST on the 25th of May, we can't wait to see you there!