Environmentalist David Suzuki to visit

Cape Breton Post
Sat., Dec. 18, 2004

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 Centre.

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.