(February 23, 2017) Join us this Tuesday, February 28, 8 pm at the Green Beanery cafe-roastery on the corner of Bathurst and Bloor as we ask: has grass-roots environmentalism become an endangered species?
This event was videotaped and is available on YouTube to view.
An article published by Vice Canada attacking the environmental credentials of Energy Probe, one of Canada’s oldest environmental groups (and the owner of the Green Beanery cafe-roastery), raises the question: what has happened to environmentalism? Once a grass-roots movement, it has morphed into an alliance with a top-down, political-industrial complex that sees climate-change NGO executives earning six-figure salaries.
To examine why grass-roots environmentalism has become an endangered species, and the nature of the environmental movement today, we are hosting a public discussion on issues raised in the Vice article, and beyond. We have asked the author of the Vice article to join us and are hopeful he will accept our invitation to explain and defend his views.
Come with questions, if you have them, for a spirited discussion of where the environmental movement has come from, and where it is going.
David Cayley (author and broadcaster) will host the discussion with Lawrence Solomon, the executive director of Energy Probe, and, we hope, Ryan O’Connor, the author of the Vice article.
Prior to this event, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, servings of wine and beer for $5 each will be available. A complimentary Green Beanery coffee will be served to event guests. Food will also be available to order.
Venue: Green Beanery, Tuesday, February 28 @ 8 PM, 565 Bloor St. West (at Bathurst), See Map