ALI at Future Energy Systems Science Rendezvous

On May 11, the Alberta Land Institute had the pleasure of participating in Future Energy Systems Science Rendezvous at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton. The event saw 1750 guests throughout the day!

The ALI team created a couple different activities to teach attendees about the benefits of Urban Trees. For the first activity, kids were invited to build their vision of a sustainable city using city buildings and greenery.

The second activity emphasized the biodiversity benefits of urban trees by allowing kids to add trees, animals and insects to a familiar section of Edmonton. Everyone who decorated a sticker card got to take one home with them, along with a fact sheet on the back outlining the benefits of urban trees. 

The event was an excellent opportunity to share our research with the community and with the next generation of scientists, policy makers and engaged citizens! Thank you to Future Energy Systems for organizing and thank you to everyone who attended!

Keep an eye out for the final report on "The Role of Urban Forests in Community Adaptation and Resilience" to be published on our website upon completion!