30 Years of Environmental Progress (Winnipeg)
Encouraging data about Canada's environmental record since the 1970s
Guest Speaker: with Ken Green, Environmental Scientist and Ben Eisen, Frontier Centre Policy Analyst
Canadians care deeply about the quality of the environment and the protection of nature. Recent polls show that Canadians are more concerned about the environment than about health care, and are even willing to sacrifice some economic prosperity to preserve environmental quality. Fortunately, Canadians have a great deal to celebrate about the state of their environment. Over the past 30 years, Canada has cleaned up its air and water, preserved ecosystems and timberlands, and protected the soils that feed not only ourselves, but many others around the world. This has happened while Canada’s population and economy grew strongly, propelling Canada, a country of only 33 million to the status of an economic powerhouse, with a standard of living that is the envy of much of the world. There is still more that can be done, of course, but Canada is well on the way toward environmental sustainability.
This Frontier event will review Canada's environmental progress, highlighting areas of success, and also those where Canada can do better. Those who want to really understand the state of Canada's environment will not want to miss this event.
Dr. Kenneth P. Green is a member of the Frontier Centre Advisory Board and Project Director of "30 Years of Environmental Progress." An environmental scientist by training, Green has authored numerous policy studies, magazine articles, newspaper columns, an encyclopedia, book chapters and a textbook for middle-school students entitled Global Warming: Understanding the Debate. Currently a Resident Scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, Dr. Green has studied environmental policy at the state level in California, and studied Canadian environmental policy for three years at The Fraser Institute.
Ben Eisen has recently joined the Frontier Centre for Public Policy as a Policy Analyst. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Toronto where he specialized in History and Political Science. His Master's degree, to be awarded this year, is in Public Policy and Governance. Ben has completed a public policy internship with the federal government and he has worked as a researcher for the CBC. Ben is the co-author of "30 Years of Environmental Progress."
Date: June 17, 2009
Place: Kelsey Room (main floor), Holiday Inn Airport West, 2520 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Cost: No cost but you must pre-register.
Additional Notes: Coffee and light refreshments available.
Please RSVP to: Online, Phone: 204-977-5050 or 877-219-0033 ext 1