The Cranbrook Climate Hub will be hosting a webinar this coming Friday (January 29) that focuses on sustainable jobs. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)

The Cranbrook Climate Hub will be hosting a webinar this coming Friday (January 29) that focuses on sustainable jobs. (Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay)

Cranbrook Climate Hub to host webinar on sustainable jobs

Bruce Wilson, former General Manager for Shell, will speak on ‘looking beyond Keystone XL’

The Cranbrook Climate Hub will be hosting a webinar this coming Friday (January 29) that focuses on sustainable jobs and how companies can transition from fossil fuels with a focus on ‘looking beyond Keystone XL’.

According to their website, the Cranbrook Climate Hub is a non-partisan volunteer network that works with residents, organizations, businesses, industry and governments to advance planning and implementation for sustainability.

At noon on Friday, hear from Bruce Wilson, who is the former General Manager with Shell and the founder of Thor Hydrogen. The Climate Hub explains that Wilson is a director with Iron & Earth, a worker-led non-for-profit that aims to empower fossil fuel industries and Indigenous workers to build and implement climate solutions.

On Wednesday, January 20th, Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States and quickly thereafter signed an executive order rescind permits the Keystone XL pipeline expansion that would have carried hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude per day from Alberta to Nebraska, and on to Texas.

READ MORE: MP Morrison calls Keystone XL permit cancellation ‘devastating news’

READ MORE: Trudeau, Biden talk as death of Keystone XL reverberates in Canada

The pipeline has caused disputes across Canada and the U.S. in recent years, and has also sparked conversations about how companies can transition their operations and employees to more sustainable options and jobs.

The Cranbrook Climate Hub quotes Wilson on their event page saying the following:

“That’s a hard topic to discuss and we need to discuss hard topics around real jobs to replace those that will continue to disappear as we address the need to decarbonize our world. I’d like to take less than half an hour to talk about where the next economy jobs are – how workers can apply their skills in the ‘new economy’, and how not to drop the ball on the Just Transition. I’d like to encourage participation from listeners so would set the scene and open as early as possible to questions.”

This event is part of the Climate Hub’s monthly ‘Cranbrook Climate Fridays’ talks. Each month a different topic is discussed that focus on climate-related initiatives that are underway within the community and beyond.

Anyone is welcome to attend the online discussion. Those interested are asked to email for the link to join the meeting, as well as to arrange to speak to the group or raise a topic of interest. Click here to view the event page and more information.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A rainbow shining on Kelowna General Hospital on May 12, 2020 International Nurses Day. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
New COVID cases trending down in Interior Health

24 new cases reported Thursday, Feb. 25, death at Kelowna General Hospital

Sylvain Fabi, Canada’s chief negotiator for the Columbia River Treaty, joined a number of government and Indigenous government stakeholders for a virtual town hall on Feb. 24, 2021, to update the state of the Columbia River Treaty negotiations. Trevor Crawley photo/Zoom screenshot
Indigenous input key to Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Ecosystem function included in negotiations along with flood management and power generation priorities

The area of the East Kootenay under a special avalanche warning. Submitted
Avalanche Canada issues special warning for southern Rockies

Northern Rockies also under special avalanche warning

Pictured is a Young Agrarians farm tour at Wloka Farmstand in Creston. Note: this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted File)
Land in short supply for new farmers in southeast B.C.

Young Agrarians hopes to match new farmers with land owners in the area

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
MY COVID STORY: From doctor to patient

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
B.C. reports 10 additional deaths, 395 new COVID-19 cases

The majority of new coronavirus infections were in the Fraser Health region

A new survey has found that virtual visits are British Columbian’s preferred way to see the doctor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
Majority of British Columbians now prefer routine virtual doctor’s visits: study

More than 82% feel virtual health options reduce wait times, 64% think they lead to better health

Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Stress leave, tears and insomnia: Island teachers feel the strain of COVID-19

Teachers still adjusting to mask and cleaning rules, pressures from outside and within

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

The missing camper heard a GSAR helicopter, and ran from his tree well waving his arms. File photo
Man trapped on Manning mountain did nearly everything right to survive: SAR

The winter experienced camper was overwhelmed by snow conditions

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen, all 20, drown in the Sooke River in February 2020. (Contributed photos)
Coroner confirms ‘puddle jumping’ in 2020 drowning deaths of 3 B.C. men

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen pulled into raging river driving through nearby flooding

Ashley Paxman, 29, is in the ICU after being struck by a vehicle along Highway 97 Feb. 18, 2021. She remains in critical condition. (GoFundMe)
Okanagan woman in ICU with broken bones in face after being struck by car

She remains in serious condition following Feb. 18 incident

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off March 5.
Women in Film Festival features two B.C. filmmakers

The 16th annual festival kicks off March 5, 2021

Most Read