News & Events

News Flash!

Dateline Calgary, 26 November 2012 - Marian White

Seven billion people face a single challenge:
climate change

In Doha, Qatar today, 17,000 delegates from 194 nations began the United Nation's 18th annual conference (COP18) on climate change. Side events include a Sustainability Expo showcasing cutting-edge green technology, and unique Arab perspectives on climate change. A word Arabs use is hikma (wisdom).

Conference president Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah sees the gathering as a turning point in climate-change negotiations, for the delegates must agree the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. The first expires at year-end.

"The issues at the heart of these negotiations are at the forefront of global debate and discourse," Mr Al-Attiyah said. "All seven billion people living on the planet share a single challenge: climate change,"

"If we do not make the changes we need to now, it will soon be too late."

"This is our mission. If we do not make the changes we need to now, it will soon be too late. We must decide whether we let our lifestyles jeopardise our life."

Indeed! People looking at the poor outcomes of previous COP conferences know we cannot leave, any longer, the necessary changes to governments alone. We need to keep constant pressure on our elected representatives to provide and enforce the ground-rules enabling rapid transition to ecologically sustainable lifestyles. If governments refuse or dally, electorates must, in self- interest, throw them out of office. There are no jobs or profit on a dead planet. Institutions, businesses, and individuals, alike, need a change of heart to create a totally different world: fairer, more egalitarian, making far fewer babies - and the better-off everywhere consuming far less stuff and fossil-fuel transport. Finding real happiness - and seeking harmony among us all and with the biosphere - has to do with the soul. Clearly, it is time for hikma.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi

PRESENTATION EVENTS
2013

(Please scroll down for earlier events.)

Calgary

April 19

(Friday 10 am - Noon)

conference

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 60 students from Denmark, China, and Canada at the International Youth Leadership Summit, to be held at Western Canada High School.

 

Calgary

March 8

(Friday, 10 am)

school event

Robin and Marian White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 574 Grade 10 students in the Theatre at Centennial High School.

 

Calgary

February 5

(Wednesday, Noon-1:30)

pubic event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to the Knights of the Round Table luncheon meeting at the Ramada Hotel, 708, 8 Ave SW.  Admission is the cost of lunch and everyone is welcome. Contact Liz Wilson, cell (403) 560-5675.

 

Calgary

January 23

(Wednesday, 1 pm)

school event

Robin and Marian White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 30 Grade 4 students at Chris Akkerman Elementary School.

 

Calgary

January 23

(Wednesday, 10:20 am)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 60 Grade 4 students at Chris Akkerman Elementary School.

 

Calgary

January 23

(Wednesday, 8:30 am)

school event

Robin and Marian White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 60 Grade 4 students at Chris Akkerman Elementary School

 

Cochrane

January 11

(Friday, 7 pm)

public event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy at a public event hosted jointly by the Cochrane IDEAS group and the Cochrane Environmental Action Committee.  The event will be held at St Andrew's Church Hall, 1128 First Street East, and doors open at 6 pm.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

 


2012

(Scroll down for earlier events. Click on archives at the end to see previous years’ events.)

Calgary

December 19

(Wednesday, 12:33 pm)

school event

Robin and Marian White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to Grade 10 science students at Henry Wise Wood High School.

 

Calgary

December 17

(Monday, 12:55 pm)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 100 Grade 10 science students at John G. Diefenbaker High School.

       

Calgary

December 17

(Monday, 10:30 am)

school event

Robin and Marian White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 100 Grade 10 science students at John G. Diefenbaker High School.

 

Calgary

December 13

(Thursday, 1:53 pm)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 110 Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at William Aberhart High School.

 

Calgary

December 13

(Thursday, 12:35 pm)

school event

Robin and Marian White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 101 Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at William Aberhart High School.

 

Calgary

December 12

(Wednesday, 10:41 am)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 63 Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at William Aberhart High School.

 

Calgary

December 12

(Wednesday, 9:23 am)

school event

Robin and Marian White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 108 Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at William Aberhart High School.

 

Calgary

December 11

(Tuesday, 10:37 am)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 180 Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at Western Canada High School.

 

Calgary

December 11

(Tuesday, 9:05 am)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 180 Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at Western Canada High School.

 

Calgary

December 10

(Monday, 2:21 pm)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 180 Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at Western Canada High School.

 

Calgary

December 10

(Monday, 12:40 pm)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 180 Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at Western Canada High School.

 

Calgary

December 6

(Thursday, 10:30 am) 

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to 175 Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at James Fowler High School.

 

Calgary

December 3

(Wednesday, 9:00 am)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to Grade 10-1 social studies students at Centennial High School.

 

Calgary

November 27

(Tuesday, 12:50 pm)  

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to more than 300 Grade 10 students in the Theatre at Lord Beaverbrook High School.

 

Bragg Creek

November 22

(Thursday, 9:15 am)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to Centennial High School's Grade 11 Green Earth class, at Camp Horizon, Hwy 66, 7km west of Hwy 22 near Bragg Creek.

 

Calgary

November 20

(Tuesday, 9:15 am)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to Grade 10 science and social studies students in the Theatre at Bishop Carroll High School.

 

Red Deer

October 23

(Tuesday, 7:30 pm)

public event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to the Council of Canadians at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300, 45 Avenue.  Everyone welcome.

 

Cochrane

October 22

(Monday, 9 am)

school event

Marian and Robin White present Climate Reality and the New, Green Economy to Grade 10 science students at Cochrane High School.

 

Calgary

April 26

(Thursday, 1 – 2:30 pm)

school event

 

The Whites present Global Warming – A Hot Topic to grades 7-9 students at the Bishop Kidd Junior High School, 12420, 28 Street SE.

 

Calgary

April 10

(Tuesday, 2 – 3:45 pm)

school event

 

The Whites present Global Warming – A Hot Topic to grade 10 students at the Christian School, 5029, 26 Avenue SW.

 

Calgary

April 7

(Saturday, Noon – 5 pm)

book signing

 

Robin and Marian White, authors of Wild Alberta at the Crossroads, share springtime tips and tales at Chapters bookstore, Dalhousie Station, 5005 Dalhousie Drive NW!

 

Calgary

March 17

(Saturday, Noon – 5 pm)

book signing

 

Robin and Marian White, authors of Wild Alberta at the Crossroads, share springtime tips and tales at Indigo Books, 5570 Signal Hill Centre SW!

 

Canmore

March 13

(Tuesday, 12:15 – 2:30 pm)

school event

 

The Whites present Global Warming – A Hot Topic to more grade 10 students at the Canmore Collegiate, 1800, 8 Avenue.

 

Canmore

March 13

 (Tuesday, 10 – 11:30 am)

school event

 

The Whites present Global Warming – A Hot Topic to grade 10 students at the Canmore Collegiate, 1800, 8 Avenue.

 

Calgary

February 28

(Tuesday, 10:15 – 11:15 am)

school event

 

The Whites present Global Warming – A Hot Topic to the grade 12 students at the Theatre, the Calgary Academy, 1677, 93 Street SW.

 

Lethbridge

February 5

(Sunday, 4:30 - 5 pm)

public event

 

Shaw TV Lethbridge broadcasts the previous Thursday’s presentation and interview with the Whites, on climate change.

 

Lethbridge

February 2

(Thursday, 7 – 9 pm)

public event

 

In conjunction with the exhibition, Earth’s Climate in the Balance, the Whites are presenting Climate Reality: The Science, the Denial Industry, the Way Forward at the Galt Museum, west end of 5 Avenue South.  Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Contact: Museum Educator,
403 320-4248 or belinda.crowson[at]galtmuseum.com.

 

Lethbridge

February 2

(Thursday, Noon – 1:30 pm)

public event

 

The Whites present Climate Reality: The Science, the Denial Industry, the Way Forward to the weekly luncheon meeting of SACPA – the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs at the Country Kitchen (The Keg, lower level), 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South.  Everyone welcome. Contact Lisa: lisa[at]sacpa.ca or 403 330-9530, or see website  http://sacpa.ca/index.php?p=2.

 

Calgary

January 18

(Wednesday, 1:20-2:40 pm)

school event

 

The Whites present Global Warming – A Hot Topic to the grade 9 students at the Blessed Cardinal Newman School, 16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd SE.

 

Calgary

January 17

(Tuesday, 7 for 7:30 pm)

public event

 

The Whites present Climate Reality – A Hot Topic to the Council of Canadians Calgary Chapter, at their monthly meeting at the Unitarian Church’s Wickenden Hall, 1703 First Street NW. Light refreshments. Everyone welcome.  Contact: Ted Woynillowicz at woynillt[at]tellusplanet.net or 403 286-9283.

 

Calgary

January 9

(Tuesday, Noon – 1:30 pm)

public event

 

The Whites present Climate Reality – A Hot Topic to the Knights of the Round Table, Calgary Chapter, at their weekly luncheon meeting at the Ramada Hotel, 708, 8 Avenue SW.  Everyone welcome. Contact: Liz Wilson: liizwilson[at]shaw.ca or 403 289-7010.


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