Tag: Maude Barlow

March 18 – Webinar on Commons and Public Trust Solutions for the Great Lakes: Discussion with FLOW’s Jim Olson and Council of Canadians’ Maude Barlow

Date: March 18

Time: 12pm – 1pm EST

Location: Online webinar, details TBA

Tickets: Space is limited! Contact elui@canadians.org to register.

Check this Facebook Event link for more up-to-date information

Or check out more info at the Council of Canadians’ site here

Join Alexa Bradley (Program Director for On the Commons), Sue Chiblow (Environmental Consultant for the Mississauga First Nation) and Jim Olson (Founder and Chair of FLOW) for an interactive discussion on creating a bold new vision for the Great Lakes. Moderated by Emma Lui (Water Campaigner for the Council of Canadians).

This is the first in the series of webinars. The theme is “Framing the discussion: How commons and public trust principles can help protect the Great Lakes”

What would happen if water was managed based on principles and practices that empower communities to become stewards and what if decision making was local and collective? These principles inform a commons and public trust approach that water must be carefully managed and protected while prioritizing the basic needs of communities, the rights of indigenous peoples and the sustainability of the land. The lens of the commons can act as a political framework for many Great Lakes issues including extreme energy projects, bottled water extraction, invasive species and pollution.

May 22 – Detroit, MI: Maude Barlow Great Lakes Tour

This event is sponsored by the People’s Water Board Coalition.

Date: May 22

Time: Doors at 6:00 pm, 6:30 program commences

Location: Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center, 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Engineering Development Center (EDC), Auditorium, Room 1507, Detroit, MI 48202 (map)

Registration: Event is FREE – parking is $6.50

You can RSVP on the Facebook event page if you like.

Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, water warrior, and author of Blue Future, is coming to Detroit to speak about issues facing the Great Lakes and what we can do to solve them.

Join us for this special speaking engagement. Book signing follows the program.