(Edited) by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Jan. 26, 2013:
The Eco Tour comes to Ottawa! Join award-winning geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin for an evening of discussion of how to create a truly sustainable future.
The finer details:
- What: An Evening with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin: The ECO Tour
- Where: Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street (Bank & Argyle), Ottawa (Google Maps)
- When: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. 7PM
- Moderator: Robyn Bresnahan, host of Ottawa Morning on CBC Radio One, 91.5 FM.
- Tickets: $15 and can be purchased purchased from both Octopus Books locations (251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor and 116 Third Avenue). They’re also available for purchase online at www.octopusbooks.ca.
- Presented in partnership with Random House of Canada, Greystone Books and Centretown United Church.
By Dr. David Suzuki | Published by Troy Media on Feb. 13, 2013:
When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in 2010, killing 11 people and spewing massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, it cost more than $40 billion to mop up the mess. In Canada, an oil company would be liable for only $30 million, leaving taxpayers on the hook for the rest.
That’s just one of a litany of flaws Canada’s environment commissioner identified with the government’s approach to environmental protection. According to environment and sustainable development commissioner Scott Vaughan, who released a final series of audits before stepping down, the federal government’s failure to protect the environment is putting Canadians’ health and economy at risk.
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 15, 2013:
Support from Naomi Klein, Maude Barlow, David Suzuki, and others:
OAKLAND, Calif — Prominent Canadians from a variety of backgrounds have signed on to a letter in support of the “Forward on Climate” rally on February 17, when tens of thousands of committed activists will converge on Washington DC to tell President Obama to act on the climate crisis.
The letter reads, “The recent extreme weather events and record breaking temperatures in North America and all over the world leave no doubt, if any doubt persisted: we must act, and act fast, on climate. The world’s scientists have made it clear that unless bold action is taken it will no longer be possible to avoid climate chaos.”