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About Cool 'Hoods Champs

A FUN and FREE program that trains you to become a climate champion in your own neighbourhood! Through a series of super interactive workshops, you will learn to:

    • Identify climate impacts and solutions within your neighbourhood
    • Envision your ideal climate-friendly neighbourhood
    • Champion climate action within your community, through writing and implementing your very own climate action plan (optional)

This program is designed by UBC - CALP and being run in partnership with the Rotary Club of Coquitlam.

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About the Workshops

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This workshop will review the science on climate change and regional climate projections for Metro Vancouver. You will then apply this to your neighbourhood and explore its greatest needs using the Citizen's Coolkit.


Based on the needs identified in Workshop 1, you will explore and prioritize practical local solutions via Coolkit mapping and visioning exercises.

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Guided by your friendly workshop instructors, you will craft, critique and refine your action plan for neighbourhood climate action. Finally, gain practical skills to become a climate champion and inspire your neighbours!

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Upcoming Workshops

Spring 2024 Series

  • Dates - May 16, 23, 30
  • Location - Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex
  • Time - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Food will be provided during the break
  • Ages 18+

Past Workshops:

  • Coquitlam June 2023
  • Port Moody Oct 2023

May Series Speakers

May 13 - Malcolm Metcalfe

Topic - Transitioning to clean energy: Challenges and opportunities

May 20 - Karin Johnson & Ryan Vood, City of Coquitlam

Topic - Coquitlam Climate Action Plan Update and Next Steps

May 27 - Nancy Furness

Topic - Build Homes and Save Trees

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Thanks for putting this on in my neighbourhood. Tina F

This was a great program that encourages turning talk into action. It was wonderful seeing of the great speakers come together to educate and share ideas and expertise. Thank you! Lynn T.

If you are like me, concerned about climate change & interested in learning how to take your first steps in getting more involved in Climate Action initiatives, this is a great introduction. Sean S.

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To learn more about Cool 'Hood Champs visit:

Cool 'Hood Champs UBC

To learn more about Rotary Club of Coquitlam visit:

Rotary Club of Coquitlam

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