Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.

Earth Day 2017

with David Suzuki, Ian Hanington and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
"No one writes more persuasively about climate change than David Suzuki. Just Cool It! is just the right book for our time–clear, eloquent, and ultimately hopeful.
— Elizabeth Kolbert
David Suzuki - Photo by Brandon Purdy
Ian Hanington
Leanne Betasomosake Simpson - Photo by Nadya Kwandibens
We celebrate Earth Day with two very special presentations that seek to honour our relationship with the past and our commitment to the future.

We begin with award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and her latest offering, This Accident of Being Lost, a knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs that blends elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice.

Then, we look to David Suzuki and Ian Hanington for a resounding post–Paris Agreement wake-up call about the urgency of the climate crisis that offers a range of practical solutions, and above all, hope. Jona David, a UN Child Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals, and a UNESCO Child Author, will introduce Dr. Suzuki. 

Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced, but we still confront huge barriers to resolving it. So, what do we do, and is there hope for humanity? The problem itself is complex, and there’s no single solution. But by understanding the barriers to resolving global warming and by employing a wide range of solutions from shifting to clean energy to planting trees to reforming agricultural practices we can get the world back on track.  

In their new book, Just Cool It!, they offer a comprehensive look at the current state of climate science and knowledge and the many ways to resolve the climate crisis, imploring us to do what’s necessary to live in a better, cleaner future. When enough people demand action, change starts happening and this time, it could be monumental.

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.

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