December 15, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Join us for a candid and critical conversation with Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May as we continue to solicit perspectives on the green economy.
Elizabeth will talk about various issues related to a green economy including:
• Investment in green energy – like wind, solar and hydro – which creates over 7x more jobs per dollar invested when compared to investment in traditional energy sectors.
• The renewable energy sector – which now provides tens of thousands of stable, sustainable, future friendly jobs in Canada, and has the potential to employ hundreds of thousands more.
Elizabeth May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament representing the southern Vancouver Island riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands. She is one of Canada’s most respected environmentalists. As well, she practiced law and is also the author of eight books. Elizabeth became active in the environmental movement in the 1970s. She is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and was admitted to the Bar in both Nova Scotia and Ontario.
She held the position of Associate General Council for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre prior to becoming Senior Policy Advisor to the federal minister of the Environment from 1986 until 1988. Elizabeth became Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada in 1989, a position she held until March 2006, when she stepped down to run for leadership of the Green Party of Canada.
Paul Bubelis is Executive Director of the Sustainability Network which hosts the series and he will MC.
Mike Morrice is the Executive Director of Sustainability CoLab, and he will facilitate the conversation with Elizabeth May.
Green Economy Perspectives is part of the Sustainability Network’s Economic Literacy Project which offers training and outreach to ENGOs to help Canadians transition toward a green economy. The Economic Literacy Project is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation.