Is the Future Really Green? – Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation & Former CEO of MEC

Is the Future Really Green? – Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation & Former CEO of MEC

Date/Time
26 May 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location
ArtSpring

The recent provincial election saw the BC Green Party triple its presence in the BC legislature – including a local win for Green MLA Adam Olsen. The party is currently holding the balance of power in BC (advance ballot count and recounts pending).

What could this major shift mean for the future of the province, environment and economy? How can the economy and environmentalism work together?

The Salt Spring Forum hosts a very timely discussion with Peter Robinson – CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation and former CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) – on Friday, May 26th at 7:30 PM at ArtSpring to discuss these stirring questions and more.

Peter Robinson began his career by working as a park ranger in wilderness areas throughout BC, where he was decorated for bravery by the Governor General of Canada. He later became the CEO of BC Housing, an organization that develops and manages housing for some of BC’s most vulnerable residents. Robinson has also done humanitarian work with the Red Cross in Rwanda and asylum seekers in BC.

Learn about the history of environmental activism in BC, how we can work together for a more sustainable future, and much, much more with the truly remarkable Peter Robinson!

Tickets are available at ArtSpring – 250.537.2102 and online – and Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2017 Forum Members; $20 – General Public. (Students and low-income residents contact saltspringforum@gmail.com)