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Climate Change Speaker Headlines EarthWise Open House

November 2, 2010 – EarthWise is hosting its Fall Open House this Thursday evening at the Waverley Resource Library. The evening will feature a climate science presentation by Thunder Bay resident Charles Campbell, a presenter for The Climate Project (TCP) who has been personally trained by Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. The presentation covers the latest scientific findings as well as potential solutions to mitigate climate change and will address how climate change may affect Northwestern Ontario and regional industries.

“The EarthWise Community Environmental Action Plan is helping to raise awareness of the need for energy conservation and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mayor Lynn Peterson. “As a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection program, we are happy to be moving forward with implementation of the plan and invite everyone to attend the Open House.”

EarthWise hosts two open houses per year – one in the spring and one in the fall to update volunteers and members of the community on the implementation of the Plan, as well as to gather feedback from the community. The Fall Open House features a speaker each year. With the upcoming launch of a new Adaptation Working Group, a climate change speaker was seen as the perfect fit for this event. 

Each TCP Presenter delivers a version of Gore’s slideshow based on his best-selling book and the Academy Award-winning documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, as well as his latest book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. As part of this select group of individuals chosen to become TCP Presenters, Charles Campbell completed the TCP training program in June of this year.

The Open House will take place this Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 pm in the Waverley Resource Library Auditorium and is free of charge and open to the public.

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Contact: Sarah Kerton, Community Environmental Action Plan Coordinator, 625-2411