The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) hosted a lovely conversation cafe at the University of Alberta to share thoughts, curiosities, and issues surrounding the protection the source of Edmonton’s water. With an ample supply of snacks and beverages, participants weaved a tapestry of thoughts and opinions, and ideas flowed as freely as the coffee.
Conversation cafes are a hosted, open discussion where participants can come to discuss the topic in a moderated environment. Although commonly held in cafes, these can be hosted anywhere that’s conducive to an open conversation. The topic of our conversation cafe was the security of the source of Edmonton’s water as well as CPAWS’ “Love Your Headwaters” campaign; a project seeking to ensure the protection and longevity of Alberta’s headwaters and the landscapes providing them.
This event was hosted in partnership with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). CPAWS is a charity dedicated to the protection of the Canadian wilderness and public lands. Founded in 1963, CPAWS has played a part in protecting over half a million square kilometers of the Canadian wilderness. With chapters all over Canada, they will continue to play a vital role in the conservation of Canada’s natural beauty and resources.
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