Lecture by Dr. David Suzuki - If YOU were Prime Minister...Cross Canada Tour

2007-02-21 19:00
2007-02-21 21:00

If YOU were Prime Minister, what would you do for the environment? David Suzuki wants to know, and he's embarking on a cross-Canada election-style campaign to find out. The objectives of the tour is for Canadians to give David Suzuki their united voice for political action on the environment and to inspire people to take action, both on a community level and politically.

When: Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm. FREE ADMISSION!!! Doors open at 6pm. EcoFair starts at 5:30pm.
Where: Education Auditorium at University of Regina, free parking in lot 14 and 15 M Area.
What: Lecture by Dr. David Suzuki, short speeches by our Saskatchewan guest speaker Lyle Whitefish and our community group representative Dr. Glenn Sutter, and an EcoFair promoting businesses and organizations that offer environmentally friendly products, services and programs.Public concern for environmental issues has reached record levels and this happens to coincide with an upcoming federal election. Now is the time to speak up and get leaders of all parties to commit to real action on the environment!

How can Saskatchewan become more environmentally sustainable???

Come out and share your opinion with David Suzuki as well as your friends and neighbours!

Lyle Whitefish is a former chief of the Agency Chiefs Tribal Council. Together with the Saskatchewan Research Council, Lyle has been involved in a project that aimed at building sustainable and affordable housing in aboriginal communities in northern Saskatchewan. Lyle will talk about the importance of energy and water conservation as well as sustainable housing and neighbourhoods in rural as well as urban Saskatchewan communities.

Dr. Glenn Sutter is the Curator of Human Ecology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and adjunct professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Regina. He has a broad background in education for sustainable development. He is involved in many projects around the provice and is very knowledgable about the environmental issues that Saskatchewan faces. Glenn will talk about current projects on sustainability in Saskatchewan and how YOU can get involved! We are pleased to have him represent our community!

There will also be a chance for you to voice your opinion on video! The David Suzuki Foundation will set up a venue for people to make 20-second"If YOU were Prime Minister..." videos and upload them to the tour's youtube group through davidsuzuki.org.

There will be a small ecofair outside the auditorium in the education building before and after the event, starting at 5:30pm. This will be a fun and informative forum for those who come early! You can mingle with businesses and organizations that offer environmentally friendly products, services and programs as well as check out a selection of David Suzuki's books.

This event is co-hosted/sponsored by: University of Regina, Regina EcoLiving Inc., Nature Saskatchewan, City of Regina Green Ribbon Committee and Climate Change Saskatchewan.

For more information please see the David Suzuki Foundation's website at http://www.davidsuzuki.org/ or e-mail: reginaecoliving@yahoo.ca or call: (306) 546-3676