Pete Poovanna, an expert in clean energy, will challenge our understanding of clean energy and transportation and the impact of our choices on our local environment. He is currently working as a 'Clean Transportation Analyst' at PlugInBC, a program of Fraser Basin Council. Previously, he was a research associate and a doctoral candidate in the laboratory of alternative energy conversion, Simon Fraser University. Pete has held the position of senior engineer in Robert Bosch (2008-2013) in Germany and India. His research was on the development of low-pressure capillary assisted evaporator for green sustainable air-conditioning. He received his Master of Science from Coventry University, U.K and Bachelor of Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. Pete is a contributing columnist at Huffington Post Canada. He has several scientific publications related to clean energy.
Protecting your health
BC Greens recognize that airborne illnesses and pollutants pose a significant health risk to everyone, especially the young, elderly, and immunocompromised, while caregivers, healthcare professionals, and support staff come into regular contact with vulnerable persons. When choosing venues, BC Greens prioritize outdoor spaces, and indoor spaces with good ventilation. In closed indoor spaces, we encourage attendees to wear well-fitting masks (N95, KN95, or KF94), especially during the respiratory-illness season.
Creating safe spaces
The BC Green Party is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully and have equal speaking opportunities. To support this commitment, all event attendees will be expected to follow the standards of our Safe Spaces Participant's Guide.