Working with Indigenous People on Environmental Projects

Think differently when engaging Indigenous Peoples on environmental projects. First Nation participation in environmental decision making is increasingly recognized as vital to the move towards greater sustainability. Indigenous peoples worldwide share a unique and profound bond with the environment. Join Gary Pritchard, Environmental Project Manager from Curve Lake First Nation, to gain an understanding of how to work with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples when engaging on environmental business or projects. This webinar is intended to get young professionals thinking about how they do business with or conduct environmental business differently with local first nation communities. Participants will learn how to search out local First Nation community interests based on the proximity of a project location to treaty rights and when engagement should take place. The webinar is modelled after Rivers Edge Education and Consulting’s transformative workshop model, with a special focus on environmental projects. This webinar is designed for employers, employees, and professionals who currently work or would like to work with Indigenous people on environmental projects. Get Started Regular Price: $65 EP Member Price: Free Course Length: 60 Mins Career Stage: All Career Stages

Indigenous Awareness 101

An introduction to the histories, cultures and issues facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada. With over 1.6 million people in Canada identifying as Indigenous, it is essential to recognize the heritage, diversity, and rights of Indigenous Nations. The histories, traditions, and beliefs of Indigenous communities are unique and all cultures are integral to Canada. Many employers consider Indigenous Awareness as essential knowledge for job seekers and professionals. Brad Spence from ECO Canada presents “Indigenous Awareness 101” which explores issues facing Indigenous peoples today from historical and critical perspectives. This webinar is designed for people who want to learn more about Indigenous peoples and support the reconciliation efforts in Canada. Learn more about the issues facing Indigenous peoples today from historical and critical perspectives. Register now to access the free webinar video.

Indigenous Perspective on the Environmental Assessment Process

Consultation is Key to a Successful Environmental Assessment (EA) Process Traditional Knowledge (TK) has formed an integral role in how we, the Indigenous Peoples, see and understand changes to the environment. For Indigenous communities, TK continues to serve as an important building block on how we determine change and environmental impacts on any particular activity. The Environmental Assessment (EA) process in its broadest sense is not new to Indigenous Communities, however, over time it has been formalized and serves as an interaction between their knowledge systems and Western development. In this 2-part webinar, hear first-hand experience of how TK impacts the EA process. This course is ideal for: Consultants Project Managers Project Coordinators Policy and Regulatory Analysts/Officials Team Leaders and Management Get Started Regular Price: $99 EP Member Price: Free Course Length: 2 hrs Career Stage: All Career Stages

Making the Case for Decarbonization Projects

Online

" This one-day course is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in analyzing decarbonization projects. It covers fundamental concepts such as incremental costs, carbon pricing, net present values, total costs of building ownership, and how to determine the necessary elements for a decision matrix. Throughout the day, participants actively engage in creating a business case for a decarbonization project by going through each step. At the end of the course, participants are asked to present their decarbonization recommendations. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)"

$695

Achieving Net-Zero Buildings

Organizations are pursuing decarbonization activities to meet internal goals and regulations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The ultimate objective of these efforts is to achieve net zero carbon emissions from the built environment in the coming decades. In this two-day course, participants gain knowledge on decarbonizing both new and existing buildings. They also explore alternative methods for retrofitting buildings that do not consume low carbon fuel sources. The course provides case studies and practical activities from a variety of building types in the commercial, multi-unit residential, and institutional sectors. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)

$1,095

Strategic Energy Management (SEM) 101

Online

Strategic energy management (SEM) is a specialized field of energy efficiency and that consists of systematically understanding, controlling, and thereby reducing organizations’ energy consumption and demand along with correlated expenses and greenhouse gas emissions over time. The approach involves understanding and addressing gaps in areas such as energy and climate policies, human resource capacity, energy efficiency project development practices, monitoring and reporting systems, and financial resource allocations. Without a strategic approach, organizations may attempt to address energy efficiency on a piecemeal, project-by-project basis, thus resulting in unclear outcomes and unsustainable energy and demand reductions. SEM enables organizations to adopt a stable, controlled, and predictable continuous improvement cycle. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)

$1,095

Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)

Online

The Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) course is designed to present all phases of commissioning projects and current best practices to ultimately prepare participants to take the exam and earn the CBCP designation. At its core, building commissioning involves quality focused projects that serve to provide documented confirmation that building systems function as intended (by both design and operational criteria), thereby meeting the operational requirements of owners. Projects of this nature have proven to be important because buildings that operate suboptimally tend to have poor indoor air quality and comfort, consume higher levels of energy, and lead to equipment failures. Properly commissioned buildings typically have fewer change orders, tend to be more energy efficient, and have lower operation and maintenance costs. Additionally, commissioning serves to restore existing buildings to a state of high productivity through the implementation of renovations, upgrades, and tune-ups of existing systems. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)

$2,470

Advanced Measurement and Verification (MV)

Online

Measurement and verification (M&V) is the process of using measurements to determine the actual energy savings generated by energy management projects at individual sites. Common M&V activities include metering,​ data collection and processing, transparent savings calculations, monitoring, quality assurance, and​ third-party report verifications. The two-day Advanced Measurement and Verification training program provides practical exercises and advanced concepts to individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of M&V. This program is a valuable complement to the theoretical knowledge acquired through common M&V certification courses and designations. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)

$1,095

Certified RETScreen Expert (CRE)

Online

The Certified RETScreen® Expert (CRE) is designed for those who have either completed the Introduction to RETScreen® Expert course or who have some previous experience with the software. The CRE program is aimed at enhancing participants’ skills in analyzing all types of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Additionally, the program equips participants with a comprehensive understanding of new RETScreen® analysis features, including the Virtual Energy Analyzer and Portfolio Analysis Module, as well as energy performance data monitoring. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)

$1,675

Carbon Footprint Accounting: Scope 1 and 2 GHG Emissions

Online

The international community unanimously agrees that there is no doubt about the urgency of the climate crisis. Climate change is increasingly affecting government and private sector organizations. To be resilient in the face of this reality, organizations must plan and implement decarbonization plans to help them contribute to the fight against climate change, mitigate its effects on their activities, and take advantage of growth and sustainable development opportunities. Decarbonization planning involves setting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation targets and carbon neutrality objectives. The first step in organizational planning is quantifying GHG emissions (carbon footprint). Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)

$1,095

Community Solar Skills Program

Jonas Roberts Memorial Community La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada +1 more

On October 17th and 18th at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Iron & Earth and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band will be presenting a Condensed Community Solar Skills Training Program. Iron & Earth has been presenting our community-based rapid upskilling program since 2020 and are pleased to have the opportunity to work with the community in La Ronge on this latest project. It is part of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band's Community Energy Planning Project. Through this project, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band aims to create one Community Energy Plan for each of the 6 communities of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band to address the communities’ current and future energy needs. We are currently accepting applications from community members based in the six communities of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (Grandmother’s Bay, Hall Lake, La Ronge, Little Red River, Stanley Mission and Sucker River), community members in the surrounding areas, and from fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers with an interest in learning the skills needed to participate in solar energy project design, installation, and maintenance. Thanks to the generous contributions of several funders, this two day Condensed Community Solar Skills program is […]

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