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      April 3, 2019

      Wednesday   6:00 PM

      190 Princes' Boulevard
      Toronto, Ontario

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      Robert Hunter Memorial Lecture featuring Bill McKibben

      ROBERT HUNTER MEMORIAL LECTURE featuring Bill McKibben Turning Up the Heat: Physics and Politics in a Warming World April 3, 2019 | 6:00–8:00 PM Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria University 93 Charles Street West Cost:  General Admission: $20 | Students/Unwaged: $10 Registration is required.  The front lines can be seen in Greenland, where ice is melting, or in Miami, where seas are rising, or in the interior of British Columbia where fires are burning. But they can also be seen in Burrard inlet, where oil tankers carry their world-changing cargo, or in the coal mines of the American midwest, or anyplace else where fossil fuel can be found. Bill McKibben will discuss the causes and effects of climate change–but most importantly, he will talk about the growing movement to rein it in. Bill McKibben is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign, and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel’, and is a founding fellow of the Sanders Institute. He has written a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published 25 years ago, and his most recent, Radio Free Vermont. Bill McKibben and Robert Hunter books will be available for sale at the Isabel Bader Theatre through the University of Toronto Bookstore. Also, join us for a day of learning, discussion and networking to advance climate solutions and societal transformation: BUILDING A POST-CARBON WORLD Designing 2050 Symposium: Creating Pathways to a Sustainable Society April 3, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM  Ticketed separately. Registration is required. Please register on Eventbrite at: ROBERT HUNTER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD The Robert Hunter Scholarship was created, with financial assistance from CHUM Ltd., in memory of Bob Hunter, Ecology Specialist Reporter at CityTV in Toronto. It is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the School of the Environment’s environmental programs. Bob Hunter was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and co-founder of Greenpeace. He was named one of the ten eco-heroes of the 20th century by Time magazine. He was a husband, father, writer, broadcaster, and speaker on issues of the environment and climate change. He won a Governor General’s Award for his 1991 book, Occupied Canada. Bob Hunter was the first President of the Greenpeace Foundation and amongst other endeavours, he spearheaded a successful campaign to ban commercial whaling. He was a veteran advocacy columnist, scriptwriter, author, and lecturer. Bob began his communications career at the Winnipeg Tribune, and later wrote a regular column for the Vancouver Sun, which was instrumental in promoting environmental awareness throughout British Columbia at the time. Bob’s later years were spent in Toronto working for CityTV as their Ecology Specialist, raising ecological awareness and using the power of the media to take his message to people on a more widespread scale. Bob served as both a crewmember and provider of much-needed media coverage on the original Greenpeace voyage to stop American nuclear testing in 1971, near the Aleutian Islands. It was his idea, after the first voyage, to transform the original organization, the Don’t Make a Wave Committee into an ongoing “non-violent ecological strike-force” capable of traveling anywhere in the world. He renamed the organization the Greenpeace Foundation in 1972, and this is what became Greenpeace International by 1979. He steered the organization away from just an anti-nuclear focus towards the whale and seal campaigns, and gave Greenpeace its bearing as a broad-based, ecological activist organization. Bob Hunter served as the first President and Chairman of the Board of Greenpeace, and led the organization through its first seven years of growth. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Expectations of Conduct and Rules for Seminars and Events For information on the School of the Environment, please go to our website: 

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