Ecological Footprint Pioneer in Nanaimo

Dr. William ReesDr. William Rees, pioneer of the concept of the Ecological Footprint, is coming to Nanaimo this Thursday, April 26, 2007. Dr. Rees will be the special guest speaker at an evening lecture and workshop titled Working Together Towards a Sustainable Future to be held in the ballroom at The Coast Bastion Inn beginning at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Rees is with the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He’s known internationally for his formulation of the concept of ecological footprint analysis which attempts to measure humanity’s impact on the environment in concrete terms. His theories have sparked intense debate and are especially topical just now.

This special presentation is being co-sponsored by the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust and Friends of Plan Nanaimo. Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (250) 714-1990.

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