You're invited to join the Centre for Environment for the Eric Krause Memorial Lecture, dedicated to the memory of Eric Krause.
In addition to the lecture, there will be a special presentation of a Graduate Fellowship in memory of Eric Krause, a former U of T student. Eric passed away in May, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer. While an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, Eric earned both a B.A. and a B.Sc. He then continued his studies in the Department of Geography and the former Institute for Environmental Studies (now Centre for Environment), completing an M.A. in 1997.
As part of his graduate studies, Eric participated in a summer internship placement with the City of Toronto. His thesis, Ecological Footprints, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in the Greater Toronto Area, did not gather dust on the shelf. Eric took the Ecological Footprint model to the City of Toronto where he became an environmental planner, playing an important role in developing the City’s environmental plan. He also operationalised the Footprint for the City and developed a website that allowed anyone to calculate their own footprint. He did not forget the university and remained on hand to help instructors make the Footprint an accessible and valuable tool. In conjunction with the annual lecture and graduate fellowship established in Eric Krause’s memory, the City of Toronto has established a summer internship for Centre for Environment students.
SPEAKER: Peter Love, Love Energy Consultants
LOCATION: Faculty Club, 2nd Floor, 41 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto
TOPIC: Climate Change, Conservation and Distributed Leadership
Peter recently completed his term as Ontario’s first Chief Energy Conservation Officer. In this timely seminar, Peter Love will speak about climate change as the most important environmental issue to face humankind. He will highlight the critical role conservation plays, the benefits of conservation and also its challenges. Within Peter’s seminar, he will refer specifically to what you can do at home, at work and within schools to conserve energy. A question and answer period will be offered for those interested in asking those questions about energy that have been nagging you for years.
Peter Love recently formed Love Energy Consultants Inc. to foster culture change as part of his commitment to advancing sustainability. He provides strategic advice as a consultant, associate, facilitator or director on an individual basis or as an associate with selected firms.
In 2005, Peter was recruited as Ontario’s first Chief Energy Conservation Officer with the Ontario Power Authority where his focus was on providing leadership in electricity conservation and advancing a conservation culture in Ontario. He was a leader in setting among the most aggressive targets for conservation in North America and reported that Ontario met its first conservation target of a five percent peak demand reduction by the end of 2007.
Previously, Peter was the Executive Director of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, co-founder of the Summerhill Group and was responsible for managing the R-2000 and Energy Star New Homes programs. An active volunteer, Love serves on the National Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency and the Greening Greater Toronto Task Force; previously, he was Chair of the Non-Smokers’ Rights Association and co-founder of the Movement Against Acid Rain.
Peter has an MBA and BA from the University of Toronto and recently completed the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors.