Anchor for this item posted by Bernard Tremblay at Tuesday, May 28, 2002; Tuesday, May 28, 2002

How sad ... the Indymedia service falls flat yet again ... *sigh* [Support your local IMC! The kidz got it back up within less than 24 hours]
Here's what I psoted on the Ontario page:


Canadian NGOS mark ten years after the Rio Earth Summit with a major event: People and the Planet: Changing Values for a Sustainable Future. This meeting will be held from June 5th to 9th, 2002 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

*Business is doing it's best to sabotage the Kyoto accord, and they're setting their sights on the whole enchelada, the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (end of August). Did you know that it's actually official policy of the Chilean government that "no investment project will be blocked on environmental grounds"? War on terrorism, war on coloured people, war on workers, war on the poor, war on women and children ... war on anything that doesn't think like a spreadsheet!*

"Some of the invited speakers include David Suzuki, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vandana Shiva, Maude Barlow, John Ralston Saul, Margaret Atwood, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Walden Bello, Thomas Berry, Starhawk, and many more.

Delegates will include members of grassroots organizations, major Canadian NGOs and members of the public. Presented by the the Kingston Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) & the Sierra Club of Canada.

Goals:

  • provide opportunities for networking among Canadian citizens actively participating in the environmental movement.
  • initiate a citizens’ agenda for positive environmental change in the future
  • prepare recommendations for all levels of government that will aid in the movement towards a more sustainable society
The meeting will feed recommendations into the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) as well as to the G-8 Kannaskis meetings."


Related links:
World Summit on Sustainable Development
Earth Charter Initiative
The Earth Network for Sustainable Development
Environmental Media Service - Politics and Culture
Stephen Downes - Hacking Memes
Brain Food


Our challenge may be
        to hear the sound of the Earth crying.
                     Thich Nhat Hahn

In order for a world-around democracy to prosper,
        world society must learn how to prosper.
                 Buckminster Fuller

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.
       The second best time, is today.
                 Chinese Proverb