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: www.natureconservancy.ca/events
September 25, 2013
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.
Do you have a question for the panelists? Please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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