March 10, 2 pm at Congregation Emanuel — Dr. Richard Kool will speak to us about the sustainability challenges Vancouver Islanders face. Rick says, “We think of Vancouver Islanders as being green, eco-friendly and trying to be sustainable. And yet, our Island community is an enormous distance from living within the means of the island’s ecosystems and will be increasingly at risk from a changing climate.” Rick will present some of the sustainability challenges on Vancouver Island, some things that might be done, and some things that we are doing that are likely to not have much of an impact at all.
Rick is a professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability and founder of the MA program in Environmental Education and Communication at Royal Roads University. Before joining Royal Roads, he worked at the BC Provincial Museum initially as an education officer and ending his time there as director of public programs. Rick served as the environmental education coordinator for the B.C. Ministry of Environment, and coordinated park interpretation within B.C. Parks, before joining Royal Roads in 2003.
Sponsored by the Emanu-El Adult Education Team. Contact Heshi (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Entry is by donation: light refreshments will be served.