World renowned speaker, author and educator, Richard Heinberg will give a presentation on Life After Growth at the community hall in 100 Mile House on Tuesday, Feb. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Heinberg is a senior fellow in residence at the Post Carbon Institute (www.postcarbon.org), and frequent presenter at conferences and universities and to various levels of government.
He is the author of 10 books, forecasting the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels and arguing on the need to live within the Earth’s limited natural resources.
With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, Heinberg exposes the tenuousness of our current way of life and offers a vision for a truly sustainable future.
Heinberg’s latest work, The End of Growth, explains the ongoing financial crisis, how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes.
It describes what policy makers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that operates within Earth’s budget of energy and resources. His message is that we can thrive during this transition if we set goals that promote human and environmental well-being, rather than continuing to pursue an ever-expanding GDP.
Heinberg’s presentation provides valuable information that will help Cariboo communities become more resilient and truly sustainable over the long term. The event is co-sponsored by the South Cariboo Sustainability Society and the Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre. Tickets are $12 and available at the Open Book in Williams Lake and Didi’s Boutique and Donex Pharmacy in 100 Mile House.
Years ago Heinberg had the opportunity to visit 100 Mile House several times, and he established several friendships which have endured over the years.
In addition, when local resident Jack Witty heard about Mr. Heinberg’s 2012 tour, he contacted the South Cariboo Sustainability Society, and negotiations for the presentation were set in motion.
For more information go to www.richardheinberg.com