It is happening all across America-rurallandowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas.” Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called “fracking”-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower. Website
Join Dr. David Suzuki, distinguished Canadian environmentalist and UBC Professor Emeritus, for a public lecture called The Global Eco-crisis: Is it too late? In this engaging 60-minute lecture, Dr. Suzuki offers his insights on the state of the environment and whether there is hope for the future. After the lecture, Dr. Suzuki will sign copies of his books in the atrium of the Chan Centre.
Dr. Suzuki’s lecture will take place at 7:30 pm on November 3 at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
John Robinson, Executive Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative, cordially invites you to a groundbreaking conference, November 3 – 5, 2011. It will explore the ways in which we can advance debates, technologies, discoveries, and instruction that support a sustainable future, and will celebrate the opening of CIRS — Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability. Register Here