Electric School Buses and Environmental Justice: Ensuring a Fair Transition
The Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance (CESBA) is inviting you to attend the webinar and panel discussion, Electric School Buses and Environmental Justice: Ensuring a Fair Transition on November 9th at 1:00 pm ET.
This session includes a presentation from World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Carla Walker, sharing insights and highlights from their working paper Equity Framework to Guide the Electric School Bus Initiative. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A that applies the learnings from WRI to electric school buses and environmental justice in the Canadian context.
The panel is moderated by Sunita Gupta of Green Communities Canada, and she is joined by Moses and panelists Jessica Tait of Indigenous Clean Energy and Gideon Forman of David Suzuki Foundation, experts on equity issues in the transport sector.
Gideon Forman received his Master's in Philosophy from McGill University and a Certificate in Renewable Energy from the University of Toronto. For over a decade he was Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, leading campaigns that helped to ban lawn-pesticides and phase-out coal-fired power. The pesticide ban he helped to establish in Ontario was the most health-protective legislation of its kind in North America. In 2013, he received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his environmental work.
He became a Climate Change Policy Analyst with the David Suzuki Foundation in 2015. At the DSF he promotes the expansion of public transit and active transportation. He is a frequent contributor to the Toronto Star and Corporate Knights.