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How Canadians are Inspiring Change
March 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
“Living in the Anthropocene – How do we get to a One Planet Region?”
March 20 Luncheon featuring Dr. Trevor Hancock
Dr. Trevor Hancock is a professor and senior scholar at the University of Victoria’s school of public health and social policy. He has been described as “one of the ten best health futurists in the world.” For the past three years, Times Colonist readers have been inspired by his weekly columns on a wide variety of topics.
A recurring theme in his columns is that we are using the wrong measures to assess how well we are doing as a society. Instead of focusing on economic measures, he believes we should focus on how well people and the planet are doing.
This new model is necessary as we have entered the Anthropocene – the epoch that is characterized by the dominance of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. As Dr. Hancock observes, “Since we only have one planet, we have to learn how to live — and live well — within the ecological constraints of our home. This means we need to move to a future where we have a good quality of life while only having a ‘One Planet’ footprint.”
“Only if we can imagine it and show it is feasible will we be able to engage people in what should be an inspiring quest — to create a ‘One Planet’ region with a high quality of life.”
The luncheon is open to the public. Reservations are required by March 16.
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