At the next Thursday GreenDrinks, we are having two speakers on the coal/port issue, and we would love to have you join us.
Laura Benson, M. Urban Studies, is a coal campaigner with Dogwood Initiative, an organization focused on giving British Columbians ways to take back decision-making power over their land and water. One of the two campaigns they are currently focused on is the shipments of U.S. coal through B.C. for export to China.
Peter Hall, PhD, Assoc Prof, Urban Studies Program, SFU: “Ports are fascinating and important because they are places where communities, cities and regions meet global economic actors and forces. I am interested in the connections between shipping and logistics networks, the port institutions that govern and regulate them, and the resulting patterns of employment and development in port cities.”
ABOUT G REENDRINKS N EW W EST
Come on out to GreenDrinks at the Heritage Grill and meet up with others concerned about our common future! Greendrinks NewWest is your opportunity to meet people from Burnaby/New Westminster, Tri-Cities and Surrey region who are passionate about environmental and sustainability issues. Enjoy talking with others in the backroom of the Heritage Grill where you can order a beverage (alcohol or non-alcoholic) and some tasty food.
There is no agenda, but always a topic up for discussion, whether its green buildings, sustainable energy, organic gardening, or something else entirely.
GreenDrinks NewWest is hosted by members of the New Westminster Environmental Partners. To learn more, you can go to our website www.nwep.ca, "Like us" or on facebook, or follow us on twitter.
If you would like to hear about the next GreenDrinks NewWest, you can join our non-members list by sending an email to contact [at] nwep [dot] ca.