Advocating for energy efficiency and a clean recovery: Learn to tell your story

EE Recovery, Energy Efficiency Event, Events, Webinar

Kirstin Pulles

Community Organizer,

Efficiency Canada

Kirstin began her organizing career at the age of 18 when she traveled the United States for three months, living out of a van and advocating for North Korean human rights.

Since then, she has completed a bachelor’s degree in Global and International Studies at Carleton University, focusing in Global Development and Economics. During her studies, Kirstin completed four research projects on subjects at the nexus of economic growth, policy and sustainability.

With the World University Service of Canada she undertook a mapping project of gender lens investors, identifying entrepreneurial leaders. The following year, as lead researcher, she analysed and compared two free public transit advocacy campaigns in Canada. Through the Canada-India Centre for Excellence, Kirstin designed a gender-based program evaluation for an international women’s accelerator program. She also led a volunteer team to explore the Fairtrade market. 

Outside of work, Kirstin can usually be found on a bus somewhere! As a founding member of Free Transit Ottawa, she has spent four years building support for concrete policy changes at the municipal level. As the leader of the Transit Week Challenge, Kirstin got Ottawa’s city councillors on the bus with her for a week. 

She is also an avid rock climber, concert-goer, world-traveler, coffee-drinker and outdoor enthusiast.

These 45 minute sessions will explore some of the tools for reaching out to your representative. Join our community organizer, Kirstin Pulles as she outlines the different platforms available for making an impact.
Kirstin will provide coaching on communication techniques that allow you to share your story in an engaging and convincing way. This session will also explore how COVID-19 has affected these tools, and ways to advocate for energy efficiency during these times where it’s not business-as-usual.
Your efforts will help influence decisions around the unprecedented public investment needed to rebuild the Canadian economy. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to position Canada to compete and prosper in the global clean economy – we need your help!
The session will include a 15 minute presentation, and 30 minutes for discussion. Register for an upcoming session:


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