with Dr Kevin Danaher
Presented by the Legal Activist Collective (http://www.apirg.org/wg/lac.php)
Room 207, Law Centre
University of Alberta
The green economy is growing at a rapid rate and will increasingly challenge the existing, unsustainable economy. Evidence of this paradigm shift can be seen in growing consumer demand for nature-friendly products, huge investments in renewable energy and clean-tech sectors, and more corporate leaders acknowledging social/environmental responsibility as a competitive advantage.
As Dr. Danaher documents in his new book, Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots, there is abundant innovation going on at the grassroots level, but we could be doing much more at the national level to accelerate this transition to the green economy.
Dr. Danaher is the co-founder of Global Exchange, an international human rights advocacy non-profit organization based in San Francisco. He has spoken across the US and internationally to university and community groups on this topic.
A light lunch will be served - admission by donation.
Support provided by the University of Alberta Student’s Union, the Centre for Constitutional Studies and the Parkland Institute
Added by AEN on February 11, 2008