Student-led conference looks at water, energy

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island University's Avenues for Action 2014 is set for Saturday (March 15).

A student-led conference that looks at water, energy and community engagement is set for Saturday (March 15) at Vancouver Island University.

Avenues for Action runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in building 355 and features keynote speaker Michael M’Gonigle, a professor of environmental law and policy at the University of Victoria and lead author of Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University.

Workshops scheduled for the morning include marine renewable energy, energy and sustainability and Nanaimo’s master plan, while a workshop on rain barrels and garden irrigation is set for the afternoon.

Workshops are free and are open to students, staff, faculty and community members.

For more information, please contact Sacia Burton at sacia.burton@hotmail.ca or 250-739-3363.

To register, please visit https://avenues4action2014.eventbrite.ca