Earth Day Forum On Saanich, Vancouver Island

EARTH DAY FORUM IN Sidney, Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island

APRIL 22, 7:00 – 8:30PM

Earth Day Forum: April 22,“Everything you wanted to know and were afraid to ask about the Science, Politics and Economic impacts of Climate Change”

Find out about environmentally-responsible investing that is both profitable and can help to mitigate climate change!

On April 22, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a special Climate Change forum will be held in downtown Sidney: Everything you wanted to know and were afraid to ask about the Science, Politics and Economic Impacts of Climate Change. Why all the controversy and media hype? Is this something that I should be concerned about now or later? Will it affect me and the well being of my family? Who do I believe? How will it affect my retirement investments? What should I do? These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed by respected leaders from a range of perspectives.

Featured speakers include:

Andrew Weaver – Professor at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria; member of the International Panel of Climate Change (a co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize); and, author of the 2008 book “Keeping our Cool, Canada in a Warming World”.

Elizabeth May – Leader of the Federal Green Party and author of the popular 2009 book “Global Warming for Dummies”.

Frank Arnold – Head of the Victoria-based Pinch Group, a member firm of Raymond James Ltd. Investments, who specialize in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).

Andrew Weaver will give an overview of our current scientific understanding of the changes occurring to the Earth’s climate and what we know has already happened to our terrestrial and ocean ecosystems. He will also outline what scientists think may be plausible scenarios for future effects and what kinds of solutions are being considered or proposed.

Elizabeth May will give a brief history on what Canada and other world nations are doing or not doing in response to these issues. She will also summarize what went disappointedly wrong at the recent Copenhagen Climate Summit in December 2009, what its outcome means and where we should be going next.

Frank Arnold will discuss how climate change and its effects can affect business strategies and investments. He will also describe the benefits and risks of socially responsible investing that can make for investments that are both profitable and helpful to mitigate climate change at the same time.

The location is Mary Winspear Centre, Activity Room #2 ( The time is 7:00-8:30pm Thursday April 22nd. The event is being organized by Eco Cell at St. Johns, a local peninsula-based organization focused on community, environmental and social justice issues. Attendance is free but seating is limited so get there early if possible. Enquiries call (250) 665-6314 or email to .

Free cookies and refreshments.

Sponsored by the Eco Cell of St. John’s (Saanich)

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