ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT EXPLORED AT NEXT FORUM EVENT

By Salt Spring Forum
Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, May 24, 2017, page 4

Environmentalists who oppose bitumen pipelines to the B.C. coast are often portrayed as job-killing idealists.

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says, “No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and leave them there.”

But can we really have a vibrant economy as well as a healthy environment?

And how do we find our way to a sustainable future?

The Salt Spring Forum is delighted to host Peter Robinson — CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation and former CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op — on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at ArtSpring to discuss these and other important questions.

Robinson’s wide-ranging career has provided him with a unique perspective when it comes to environmentalism, business and leadership.

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