Energy Futures Roadshow

The Natural Step Canada

Total Funded: $125,000 (Multiyear funding)
Location: Province Wide, Alberta

The Energy Futures Roadshow is an initiative to strengthen community resilience in Alberta by helping communities explore the opportunities and challenges arising from the energy transition.

It harnesses the combined knowledge, skills, and networks of the Energy Futures Lab Fellows and the assets of the Energy Futures Lab to create a program tailored to the community’s interests and delivered in collaboration with the host community. The engagement will typically include a series of workshops over a few days with a diversity of community members, including businesses, governments, schools, economic and community developers, and the public. Roadshow communities will be invited into a support network to facilitate ongoing learning and sharing of lessons, collaborative projects, and action across communities. The project also includes direct engagement with rural community leaders. The Roadshows will result in greater energy literacy and constructive dialogue between the energy industry, communities, and Alberta citizens.

Alberta’s energy system is at the center of an ongoing complex, fragmented, and divisive debates (us vs. them; job vs. environment community health and wellbeing vs. resource development). This is a very timely project and affects all Albertans.