These days, economic turmoil seems to dominate every headline. The great sustainability issues of our time – such as climate change – seem to have faded into the background. Or have they?
While the current economic downturn may seem overwhelming, there has never been a more important moment for leaders in every sector and walk of life to pause, reflect, and refocus on the big picture. The reason is simple. The crisis of the day will change, but we have a common long-term goal: to see strong communities, vibrant economies and healthy ecosystems in the years ahead. How well we succeed depends on how well we understand the connections that link together social, economic and environmental well-being, and how thoughtfully we invest in sustainability.
The 2009 State of the Fraser Basin Conference, "The Many Faces of Sustainability," taking place in Vancouver on February 19-20, is all about the power of people to bring about positive change. From inspiring stories of personal transformation to practical tools for organizations and communities, this Conference has something for everyone. Come ready to shake off old assumptions and find fresh ways to lead change in your own community, home and workplace. Do you see yourself in the picture yet? We do!
Official Website: http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/action/index.html
Added by thegreenpages on January 9, 2009