Submitted by the Sierra Club Haida Gwaii group-Come hear renowned Canadian activist, writer, and lawyer Elizabeth May speak this Sunday, May 25 at 7 pm at Cacillia’s Bed and Breakfast in Tlell and the Haida Gwaii Sierra Club group will help you conserve energy.
Energy is the theme of the evening and Ms May will be touching on a number of related issues from global climate change and our reliance on non-renewable energy production to the controversial question of lifting the west coast moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration.
Residents of Haida Gwaii are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions per capita than any other region in Canada. As a small step towards removing that distinction, everyone attending what promises to be an entertaining and informative presentation will receive an energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulb compliments of the Sierra Club’s Haida Gwaii group.
For those who don’t know Ms May from her involvement in the campaign to save South Moresby and her book, Paradise Won, which chronicles it, her involvement in environmental activism began thirty years ago on Canada’s east coast where she vigorously opposed pesticide spraying by forestry companies in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Since then she’s fought for the environment within government as a Senior Policy Advisor to federal Environment Minister Tom McMillan during the eighties and with such organizations as Friends of the Earth Canada, the Canadian Environmental Defence Fund, and Women for a Healthy Planet.
The author of four books, today Ms May is Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada and a director with the Institute for Sustainable Development. Everyone is welcome at the event and admission is free. For more information contact Jacques Morin at 559-8798.
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