Force of Nature - Screening with David Suzuki
Saturday, 12 November, 2011. Doors open at 6:00pm.
Claremont Secondary School, 4980 Wesley Road, Saanich, BC
David Suzuki and Green Party leader Elizabeth May discuss current environmental concerns. Music, slide show and displays of local environmental organizations. A showing of the David Suzuki film "The Force of Nature," followed by a discussion between David Suzuki and Elizabeth May, with a question and answer session.
Emceed by Ken Wu of the Ancient Forest Alliance. Tickets $30. Tickets must be purchased for entry, and are available in Sidney from Tanner's Books and Salon J; and in Victoria at Hemp & Company and Women in Need. You can also purchase a ticket online at ElizabethMay.ca by selecting the 'Force of Nature w/David Suzuki $30' option. Your ticket purchase will be acknowledged later and your ticket will be at the door.
Time for climate change fix running out, IEA warns - CBC (November 9, 2011)
"The world is hurtling toward irreversible climate change, the International Energy Agency warns, saying that bold action must be taken in the next five years."
“Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”
(Ottmar Edenhofer – German economist and IPCC official)
Skeptic's own study finds climate change real, but says scientists should be more critical - The Tyee (October 31, 2011)
"A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly."
Prosperity without Growth? - The transition to a sustainable economy - Sustainable Development Commission Report
"Our economy is geared, above all, to achieving growth. In times of recession especially, economic policy is all about returning to growth. But a financial crisis can also be an opportunity for some basic rethinking about what the economy is for, and how through some fundamental restructuring of our financial system we can safeguard our economic stability in the future, as well as achieving wider social and environmental benefits."
Bolivia enshrines natural world's rights with equal status for Mother Earth - The Guardian (April 10, 2011)
"Law of Mother Earth expected to prompt radical new conservation and social measures in South American nation".
Sustainable Activism (Interview with David Suzuki (Common Ground, March 2011)
China bans logging in largest forest reserve (CBC - January 10, 2011)
Tuesday December 14, 2010: Liberal MP, Joyce Murray, introduced legislation in the House of Commons to ban oil tanker traffic on BC’s north coast.
B.C. oil tanker ban motion passes in Commons - Resolution non-binding, likely to be ignored
(CBC, December 7, 2010)
Canada among top climate-change culprits: report (CBC, December 6, 2010)
Challenge to Sprawl Toolkit - from Sierra Club
Read the "Stop Sprawl" document from Sierra Club
A selfish approach to sustainability (Vancouver Sun, by Larry Pynn)
Seven Rules for Right Here, BC's Lower Mainland (The Tyee)
Protect Our Pacific Coast from Oil Spills (Dogwood Initiative)
The Importance of Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (Nathalie Chambers)
A farm for the future (Grinning the Planet)
A FOREST GARDEN YEAR Perennial crops for a changing climate (Martin Crawford)
'Climategate' row scientist cleared of wrongdoing
Council of Canadians
David Suzuki Foundation
Victoria Compost Education Centre
Sierra Club Canada
Capital Regional District
"It is a question of discipline. When you're finished washing and dressing in the morning, you must tend your planet."
(Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery)