PAUL GREEENBERG: FISHING, FARMING AND THE FUTURE OF THE LAST WILD FOOD
Join us for the College of Sustainability’s launch lecture in the Fall 2017 ESS Lecture Series at Dalhousie this Thursday.
Also see the poster below for the entire semester of engaging speakers on today’s most important environmental, socio-cultural and economic sustainability issues. Please share widely with your networks.
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ESS Fall Lecture Series – 2017 – Paul Greenberg – SEP 14 2017
Paul Greenberg is a bestselling American author focusing on ocean and environmental issues. His 2014 book American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood examined the odd fact that while the US controls more ocean than any country on earth it imports more than 85% of its seafood from other countries. His 2010 bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food won the 2011 James Beard Award for writing and literature. Many of the themes in Four Fish were later explored in a 2017 Frontline PBS documentary Greenberg anchored and co-wrote called The Fish On My Plate. Paul’s 2015 TED Talk has received over a million views. He has been a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation and a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow.
Co-sponsored with Afishionado Fishmongers and OceanCanada Partnership
Time: Thursday 14 September 2017 – 07:00- 8:30 PM
Location: Ondaatje Auditorium, Marion McCain, 6135 University Avenue
Cost: Free, open to the public.
Part of the Fall 2017 ESS Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Sustainability.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 902-494-7805 sustainability.dal.ca
Crusader For Fun Jumps In
Anika Riopel wants us to jump in … the harbour. And swim and frolic and stuff.
“Almost 10 years after the city spent $333 million to clean up its massive, infamously polluted harbour, the two public beaches near its downtown remain strangely quiet — even on hot, sunny days.,” writes Michael MacDonald for the Canadian Press.
The city didn’t hire lifeguards for the beaches at Black Rocks & Dingle this year, citing a lack of interest:
“There hasn’t been an appetite for swimming,” says city spokesman Nick Ritcey.”
But apparently, we just need to forgive and forget … and build a big raft on the waterfront: Anika Riopel, a 28-year-old student of environmental sustainability at Dalhousie University, says the problem is that Haligonians won’t let go of their ugly memories of what the harbour used to be like.
Local residents and businesses dumped raw sewage into the harbour for more than 250 years.
“We spent millions cleaning up our harbour and the data now show the harbour is clean, but the perception continues to be what the harbour was 10 years ago,” says Riopel.
“This is not just about swimming. It’s about changing our relationship with the harbour.”
Riopel has a bold vision for what the harbour could look like for swimmers. She started a campaign three weeks ago simply called “Jump In.” Her plan is to get the city to cordon off a small section of the downtown waterfront to create an urban swimming hole, complete with diving platform, raft and, of course, lifeguards.
This post taken from Tim Bousquet’s Halifax Examiner
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We are looking for volunteers to help move Bill Freedman’s living native plant collection to a naturalized area of the DAL campus as a living legacy. Bill was a professor in the Biology Department until his passing in 2015. He was a lifelong naturalist and extremely active conservationist with a passion for native flora and fauna, working extensively with the Nature Conservancy. His widow has generously donated his large living native plant collection and we need help preparing the receiving beds and moving the plants from her yard to campus.
WHEN: Sep 7, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm; Sep 8 and Sep 9, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
WHERE: Meeting is in the small forest between Sherriff Hall and the Life Sciences Centre. When you arrive, ask for the coordinator to direct you. See attached map.
WHAT WE WILL DO: Sep 7 will be focused on preparing the receiving beds for the collection. The beds don’t yet exist so we will need to break ground. Sep 8 and 9, moving the collection in blocks using wheelbarrows from the Freedman home (150 m away) to the receiving beds.
WHAT TO BRING: We will provide gloves, shovels and wheelbarrows. BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND WATER. Wear sturdy shoes, no sandals!
HOW TO SIGN UP: Click on the link below to a Google spreadsheet. The day has been broken down into 1 hour intervals, please sign up for as many time slots as you have availability. We need AT LEAST 6 and up to 12 people per time slot.
CANCELLATIONS: If we need to cancel due to inclement weather, I will send out an email to everyone who has signed up. So please make sure sign up! f you don’t hear from me we are still meeting. We will work in light rain so come dressed for the weather.
QUESTIONS? Please contact Allison Schmidt (email@example.com) if you have any questions!
Also check out this recent CBC News article.