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Attention Vancouver: Resources for Future Generations presents (mostly) free public events

by Greg Klein | June 12, 2018

A first-time international conference held in Vancouver from June 16 to 21, Resources for Future Generations hopes to attract a diverse audience. The purpose, after all, is to encourage discussion and awareness of resources, focusing on energy, minerals and water—topics of importance to some 7.6 billion stakeholders.

Attention Vancouver: Resources for Future Generations presents (mostly) free public events

That number might exceed Vancouver Convention Centre capacity but RFG intends to draw in as many people as possible. Except for the movie night, public events are free, although most of them require pre-registration.

Here’s a quick summary, with more info and registration available here.

Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Sustainability Sunday
A free, family-friendly event featuring displays and interactive exhibits presented by organizations dedicated to understanding the Earth, working with indigenous people, creating new recycling programs and protecting biodiversity. No need to pre-register.

Monday, June 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Communicating Geohazards to the Public
BBC series presenter Iain Stewart uses his experience of popularizing geoscience on TV to discuss how geologists can better connect with the public and impart knowledge that’s crucial to a number of urgent issues. Free, pre-registration required.

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m.: A screening of KONELĪNE: our land beautiful
A documentary explores the relationships with the land of northwestern B.C. and the Tahltan community, drillers, geologists, hunters and powerline workers. A discussion follows with filmmaker Nettie Wild and Tahltan Central Government president Chad Day. Pre-registration required, $10 admission.

Wednesday, June 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Water: Can We End the Global Water Crisis?
Little known to the public, the planet’s changing water cycle threatens to create a world of freshwater “haves” and “have-nots.” Jay Famiglietti shares his experiences, positive and negative, with science communication and water diplomacy. Free, pre-registration required.

Click here for more info on all public events and to register.

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