DAVID SUZUKI & JEFF RUBIN - October 16th 2012 | College of Arts

DAVID SUZUKI & JEFF RUBIN - October 16th 2012

Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012

The End of Growth TOUR

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 7:00pm 
Lakeside Hope House, 75 Norfolk Street, Downtown Guelph (formerly Norfolk United Church)

with host Evan Fraser, Associate Professor, Geography, University of Guelph

Jeff Rubin approaches climate change and a sustainable future from an economic viewpoint, while David Suzuki comes at it from an ecological standpoint. After meeting this year in Vancouver, they realized their common goals and The End of Growth tour was created.



“The challenge with climate change is not how can we afford to reduce emissions, but how can we construct an economy that lives within the confines of nature’s boundaries,” said Dr. Suzuki. “The only thing we can change is what we create ourselves and the only thing we can manage is our own species. I’m looking forward to exploring these issues with Jeff Rubin, one of Canada’s most respected economic thinkers.”

“I am thrilled to be going on tour with David Suzuki, an icon to Canadians over the last four decades,” said Mr. Rubin. “This tour is a great opportunity to share my message to a whole new audience, at a time when it has never seemed more urgent to recognize the limits to growth and what sustainability really means for our economy. Sustainability isn’t just an abstract notion. It is the governing idea behind the kind of economy we need to foster.”

Advance tickets available at The Bookshelf or at the door before the event - $15 general admission, $10 students. 




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