[Sust-mar] Two announcements - Mathis Wackernagel and Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative

Clare Levin clevin at gpiatlantic.org
Wed Apr 11 22:19:13 EDT 2007

Two announcements:
1. Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint, in Halifax on
April 25, 2007
2. Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Mathis Wackernagel, Executive Director of Global Footprint Network
(http://www.footprintnetwork.org/) and co-creator of the Ecological
Footprint will be in Halifax for two public events. Mathis has worked on
sustainability issues for organizations around the world, and has lectured
for community groups, governments and their agencies, NGOs, and academic
audiences at more than 100 universities. Mathis has authored or contributed
to over fifty peer-reviewed papers, numerous articles and reports, and
various books on sustainability that focus on the question of embracing
limits and developing metrics for sustainability. After earning a degree in
mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, he
completed his Ph.D. in community and regional planning at The University of
British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he created the Ecological
Footprint concept with Professor William Rees.
Please join us and hear Mathis speak:
Keynote at the 9th annual Resource Recovery Fund Board Nova Scotia Mobius
Environmental Awards
Luncheon, awards ceremony and keynote
11:30 - 2:00 pm 
Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School St., Dartmouth
Donations received at the luncheon will benefit Feed Nova Scotia
For more information or to order tickets, please contact RRFB Nova Scotia at
1-877-313-RRFB (7732) or info at rrfb.com  
Sharing Nature's Interest : Ecological Footprints as an Indicator of
Public Lecture
Lecture begins at 7:30 pm
Book signing will follow the lecture, and books will be available for
Room 1020, Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave., Dalhousie
University, Halifax
Free, all welcome!
Organized by the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie
University, Resource Recovery Fund Board, the Nova Scotia Environmental
Network and GPI Atlantic
For more information, please contact Clare Levin, 489-2524,
clevin at gpiatlantic.org 
Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative
A grass-roots network of municipalities, businesses and NGOs is developing a
regional initiative in Atlantic Canada to better understand the challenges
and opportunities of sustainability and to move the region toward
sustainable solutions. The Atlantic Canada Sustainability Initiative is
intended to build capacity and commitment among a diverse group of Atlantic
organizations who will advance sustainable development within their own
organizations and the region as a whole using the Natural Step Framework as
a guide.

The first capacity-building workshop in this year-long project will be held
May 14 -16, 2007. This workshop will provide participants with an awareness,
understanding and a common language of sustainability, and the tools and
knowledge needed to begin addressing these issues at the organizational
level, and at the regional level.

If your community, business, or organization is thinking about issues of
environmental, social, and economic sustainability and is interested in
building capacity to work towards a more sustainable future, consider
becoming a partner in this project.

For more information about the Atlantic Sustainability Initiative, or about
the first workshop, please contact Clare Levin at clevin at gpiatlantic.org or

Clare Levin
Genuine Progress Index (GPI) Atlantic
(902) 489-2524
clevin at gpiatlantic.org
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