The Eco Tour with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin in Ottawa

Written by Denise Deby.

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Environmentalist David Suzuki and economist Jeff Rubin are coming to town. Tickets to their talk today sold out quickly, but I thought I’d post some links to their work. (They’re speaking at Centretown United Church on February 26, 2013 at 7 p.m., with Elizabeth May, environmentalist and Green Party of Canada leader, moderating.)

What’s particularly appealing about this Eco Tour—besides the chance to hear these inspiring and powerful people in person—is that Suzuki and Rubin come from different perspectives but share a concern about the future we’re creating for our world. They’re bringing the “eco” from ecology and the “eco” from economics together to find some common ground and a way forward.

David Suzuki–geneticist, environmentalist, broadcaster and author–reflects on ecological change and what he’s learned in The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future. Economist and author Jeff Rubin was CIBC World Market’s chief economist and managing director before leaving to publish Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller and The End Of Growth, on peak oil and what it means for the way we live.

You can find more on David Suzuki’s work at the David Suzuki Foundation website. Jeff Rubin’s website is http://www.jeffrubinssmallerworld.com/. If you do get to this evening’s event, let us know how it went.

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