Environmentalist David Suzuki to visit
SYDNEY - The Sierra Club of Canada
says the Sierra Club Cape Breton
Group will host a visit from broadcaster
and environmentalist David Suzuki
on Jan. 22.
The event will take place at 8 p.m. at
the Membertou Trade & Convention
Suzuki will speak to interested
Cape Breton residents and plans to
reiterate his position on innovative
environmental technology choices
from his recent book Good News For A Change.
Suzuki favours the use of zero discharge
or closed loop methods of
destroying hazardous waste.
"The only other options - burying or
burning it - will create more, not fewer
chemical bonds, and continued
stalling will only dump the problem on
our children and poison everything
and everyone in the vicinity in the
meantime. A simple, reasonably priced
solution exists; "All that's required is
the political pressure to get it implemented,"
Suzuki said in a release Friday.
"We are thrilled that as prominent
a Canadian as Dr Suzuki has found the
time to come to Cape Breton to discuss
the kind of innovative technologies
that the Martin government has committed
to employing in the last federal
budget," said Elizabeth May, executive
director of the Sierra Club of Canada.