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Acting locally to save the environment

Talking about sustainable living

If you are ready to up your knowledge about sustainability on our island, connect with like-minded people and learn some easily actionable steps to be a part of the solution to our environmental dilemmas, mark June 5 on your calendar.

To celebrate World Environment Day, the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea will facilitate the Living Sustainably Environment Day event at the Mary Winspear Centre.

After months of planning, the Rotary Club is certain this eye-opening day will get participants hopeful for the future through its presentations on both environmental challenges and sustainable initiatives. As well, discussions will look at the greatest challenges our island has to deal with, and people will learn what initiatives business, organizations and individuals are undertaking to help sustain the environment.

Participants will have opportunities to:

• hear from people who are dedicated to creating a better future for our beautiful area;

• learn what opportunities we all have to make a real, positive difference right now;

• browse the many information booths;

• have one-on-one discussions with representatives from non-profits and entrepreneurs about their environmentally sustainable initiatives, products and services.

In-person presenters include Elizabeth May, W,XELOSELWET Tiffany Joseph, Richard Kool, Anne-Marie Daniel and Dr. Courtney Howard, plus an additional

virtual presentation by Seth Klein.

Topic titles include: State of the Environment; What it means to Live Locally; Sustainability and Unsustainability—Coming to Terms with Living on an Island; Bioregional Framework for the Saanich Peninsula; Climate Impacts on our Health & Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.

Specific details of the day’s event can be found at

Tickets are available at the box office:

This World Environment Day event is committed to sustainability. To reduce impact, please bring your own reusable coffee cup or water bottle and consider walking, carpooling, cycling or riding a

bus to the event.

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