Building the Green Economy: ‘Beyond the Guidebook 2010’ featured at BC Hydro Power Smart Forum



Note to Readers:

The rollout of Beyond the Guidebook 2010 commenced on September 27th at the 2010 annual convention of local governments. During the week of October 25, there will be presentations at three regional events, including the 2010 BC Hydro Power Smart Forum: Building the Green Economy. This leading conference is expected to attract about 1000 delegates.

Different members of the ‘convening for action’ partnership are rolling out Beyond the Guidebook 2010 at these regional events. The team of Kim Stephens, Ray Fung and Mike Tanner are delivering the presentation at the Power Smart Forum.


Convening for Action in BC

Pia nagpal (120p) - bc hydro power smart“At this year’s Power Smart Forum, we have incorporated a session about Beyond the Guidebook 2010 because it demonstrates what can be accomplished when one implements a culture change. Beyond the Guidebook 2010 is the story of doing business differently in the local government setting, and connecting with the community,” states Pia Nagpal of BC Hydro’s Power Smart team. Pia is Program Manager for Community Engagement.


Beyond the Guidebook 2010

Beyond the Guidebook 2010: Implementing a New Culture for Urban Watershed Protection and Restoration in British Columbia describes how a ‘covening for action’ culture has taken root in British Columbia. Bringing together local government practitioners in neutral forums has enabled implementers to collaborate as regional teams. Their action-oriented focus has resulted in ‘how to dit it; examples that help decision-makers visualize what ‘design with nature’ policy goals look like on the ground.


An Integrated Presentation

Kim Stephens, Ray Fung and Mike Tanner will be elaborating on elements of the ‘convening for action story’ in an integrated presentation. They will introduce the context for changing water management practices at the site level, explain the BC process for moving from awareness to action, and describe how the Water Bucket website is the key to the communication strategy.

“British Columbia is at a tipping point. Implementation of a new culture for urban watershed protection and restoration is within our grasp. Beyond the Guidebook 2010 explains why, and illustrates how breakthroughs happen when decision-makers in government collaborate with grass-roots visionaries in the community,” states Mike Tanner.



To Learn More:

To read the complete story, click on Building the Green Economy: ‘Beyond the Guidebook 2010’ featured at BC Hydro Power Smart Forum on October 25


Posted October 2010