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Talking and Walking Sustainability: keeping both environment and social justice on an equal footing

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Talking and Walking Sustainability: keeping both environment and social justice on an equal footing

Time: June 12, 2010 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Room C509, Langara College
Street: 100 West 49 Avenue
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://www.langara.bc.ca
Phone: Register: 604-323-5322 Info: 604-323-5981
Event Neighbourhood and Type: educational, event, workshop, forum
Organized By: Leslie Kemp
Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2010

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Some of BC's leading experts on sustainability will gather at Langara College on Friday and Saturday, June 11 & 12, to discuss two of the fundamental issues facing humanity: poverty and climate change. Talking and Walking Sustainability will bring together people engaged in social justice, ending poverty, climate change and environmental protection to examine the relationships, links and tensions of sustainability that combines social and environmental issues based on principles of equity.

You don't need to bring your hiking boots. We'll be talking about the sustainability walk and the need to keep both legs in motion: social justice and environment. Join us for stimulating presentations and dialogue, and to inspire action that supports a truly sustainable world.

Saturday's agenda includes the following:

Climate Change Discussion
Chair, Brenda Reid-Kuecks, Ecotrust
Ian Bruce, David Suzuki Foundation,
Marc Lee, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Poverty Discussion
Chair, Michael Clague, Community Development Consultant
Adrienne Montani, First Call BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
Ben West, Wilderness Committee

Red-Green Alliance Discussion
Chair: Kathryn Cholette, Sustainability Activist, George Heyman, Sierra Club BC,
Jim Sinclair, BC Federation of Labour, Vanessa Timmer, One Earth

Sponsored by Langara College Continuing Studies. Offered as part of Langara's Summer School on Building Community.

Info: Leslie Kemp: 604-323-5981/ lkemp@langara.bc.ca

Register: 604-323-5322 (60645)
$49 (regular), $24.50 (students with valid ID). Low income: pay what you can.

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