Thermal coal, used in energy production, is the single greatest contributor to climate change (http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/co2.html) and to trans-ocean pollution. BC banned the use of thermal coal for power production in 2007. The International Energy Agency says that if we are to have any chance of avoiding a climate disaster, 80 percent of remaining thermal coal reserves needs to stay in the ground.
For those wanting to take action on climate change from an ethical and spiritual place, the Canadian Memorial United Church Sustainability Circle presents this evening featuring discussions, presentations and ritual at the Centre for Peace with guest Kevin Washbrook, Director of Voters Taking Action on Climate Change. Contact: Rosemary Cornell, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 17th, 2014 7-9pm in the Great Hall at the Centre for Peace 1825 West 16th Avenue (cross street is Burrard)
Free admission – Donations gratefully accepted