Forests and Communities for the Future, April 22, 2017

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Join us in Victoria as CREATIVELY UNITED FOR THE PLANET hosts its 6th annual celebration of community and Earth Day!

Forests and Communities for the Future: The Sustainability Connection from 1:45 – 5 pm at the Newcombe Room, Royal BC Museum

This new paradigm is needed to replace the destructive environmental, social and economic impacts of the current system of forest management and tenuring on the public and private lands of Vancouver Island. The intention is to create a vision of an ideal future of truly sustainable forestry and sustainable communities committed to stewarding the forests, and to identify the actions needed to realize this vision.

  • With longtime sustainable forestry consultant Ray Travers
  • Kathleen Code of the new Wildwood/Ecoforestry Institute team, and Ancient Forest Alliance Campaigner
  • Ann Mortifee, Order of Canada recipient, singer/songwriter, author, and founder of the Trust for Sustainable Forestry
  • Photographer TJ Watt will share in a multi-media presentation on sustainable forestry and living forest communities.

Ann Mortifee will also enrich the afternoon with her songs and a reading from her book In Love with the Mystery against a background of stunning imagery by international, award winning photographer Frances Litman.
This inspiring afternoon will complete with audience participation to set the context for The Future of Sustainable Forests and Communities in BC, and as an umbrella teaching model for Vancouver Island and the world.
Ann will sign books at the conclusion of the presentation until 5:15 pm.

Link for more INFO and registration HERE 

Ann Mortifee

Singer Ann Mortifee is a genre unto herself. Blessed with a remarkable four-octave range and a gift for impacting hearts with her music and lyrics, her albums, concerts, full-length musicals, scores (ballet, film, opera, TV), and In Love with the Mystery book have generated national/international distinctions and awards. She is an Order of Canada Member, the country’s highest civilian honour. A world traveller, compelling storyteller, and sought-after keynote speaker for major conferences, Ann creates and facilitates inspiring arts and consciousness workshops and co-founded two foundations - for social innovation and for forestry conservation. Based in BC, Ann is the wife of the late jazz flutist, Paul Horn.

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