Start: April 2, 2016 9:00 am
End: April 2, 2016 12:00 pm

Venue: St. Mary's Road United Church
613 St.Mary's Road R2M 3L8

St Mary’s Road United Church with Peter Denton invite you to a presentation and an interactive discussion on practical local responses to global sustainability problems.  In a climate-changing world, ecological and social resilience must be rooted in local communities, in our relationships with each other and with the physical place we call “home.”

As individuals and as a culture and society, we have increasingly emphasized the global village over the village in which we actually live. Our preference for the far away is at the heart of the environmental and social catastrophes that today seem utterly unavoidable. If things are going to change, there are four words of power we need to embrace: Live close to home.

Peter Denton has been teaching interdisciplinary variations on the theme of technology, ethics and sustainability across Canada for 30 years. He is an activist, writer, editor, speaker and consultant, as well as an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada.

Peter is the author of “The Scrub Oak Trilogy” in the Manifesto series published by Rocky Mountain Books: Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World (2012); Technology and Sustainability (2014); & Live Close to Home (Fall 2016)

Peter is a representative to the United Nations Environment Program of the United Nations Environment Assembly where he is one of two representatives from North America. The UNEP is one of the sponsors of the Intergovernmental Climate Change Panel. He has worked on the ten year global framework of programs for sustainable development and consumption.

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