You’re Invited: “Why Forests Matter” Live Webcast September 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM EST

This is an update to the previous blog, Invite: Green Events in Canada Sept.22-Oct.24 + Walk A Mile in Her Shoes®Toronto Sept.26, 2013.

Nature Conservancy of Canada


Why Forests Matter

Live webcast:

September 25, 2013

6:30pm EST

Today, September 25, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will be hosting a special event – Why Forests Matter – in celebration of National Forest Week.

  • The event will feature a panel of multidisciplinary speakers discussing the state of forests, their influence on society and why they matter.
  • The event is taking place at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto.
  • You don’t need to be in Toronto to be a part of this event! The talks will be live-streamed on NCC’s website.

You can join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag  #forestsmatter, if you’re so inclined. It is our hope that the conversation will continue past the event, and even more Canadians will be engaged in the conservation of Canada’s forests.

Speakers and topics are as follows.

  • Sophia Rabliauskas, Spokesperson for the Pimachiowin Aki, Poplar River First Nation member.
    • Topic: The Proposed Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Site…The land that gives life.
  • Diana Thorneycroft, Canadian artist, Group of Seven Awkward Moments.
    • Topic: Growing up in the Black Forest.
  • Ian Gray, Senior Landscape Architect, MMM Group Limited.
    • Topic: Wicked Forests.
  • Carla Grant, Executive Director, Ontario Forestry Association.
    • Topic: Your Daily Connection to the Forest.
  • Charles Spearin, Juno award winning Canadian musician, The Happiness Project, founding member of Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think.
    • Topic: The Sounds Within a Forest and Without.
  • Karen Clarke-Whistler – Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group.
    • Topic: Forest Conservation – The Role of the Private Sector.
  • Dan Kraus, Conservation Science Manager, Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    • Topic: The Tree that Changed the World.
  • Rachel Giese – Senior Editor, The Walrus.
    • The discussion host.

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Please click here for more info about the live webcast and the speakers.


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