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Partnering with Nature to Heal the Biosphere - RESCHEDULED

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Kitchener Public Library Theatre

85 Queen Street North

Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

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Over the next twenty years the overriding task of human kind will be to return to the Earth’s soils the carbon we have worked so hard and ingeniously to set free and consume. Not only is this possible - it may offer the best hope for all life on the planet.

Hear a roundtable of experts and climate activists discuss the concrete steps we can take to slow, and potentially reverse, the disastrous effects of carbon emissions. Come early to visit displays and mingle. Roundtable discussion starts at 7pm.

Cosponsored by the Grand River Environmental Network (GREN)

The session will be chaired by Susan Bryant, environmental activist and co-founder of Assuring Protection for Tomorrow’s (APT) Environment. The speakers represent a wide spectrum of backgrounds:

  • Michael Purves-Smith, environmental novelist and the event’s organizer will provide an overview of a holistic rethinking of the crisis of the biosphere

  • Dr. Maren Oelbermann, renowned University of Waterloo soil scientist, will provide a keynote address covering carbon drawdown and biochar.

  • Lloyd Helferty, affectionately known as Mr. Biochar and a plenary speaker at conferences around the world, will discuss Climate Smart Food

  • Jodi Koberinski, 2015 Oak Human Rights Fellow and cofounder of the Dangerous Ideas Festival will make a radical appraisal of transitioning away from fossil fuels

  • Shannon Purves-Smith, co-organizer and longtime student of human population trends will discuss abating human population growth

  • Martin Tamlyn, project co-ordinator for the Ignatius Jesuit Centre Old Growth Forest Project will offer a new outlook on the restoration of nature

  • Niara van Gaalen, student in the Cameron Heights International Baccalaureate Program will express the hopes of the generations most vulnerable to the effects of climate change on the subject of transforming taxation

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