The first global environmental awakening coincided with the publication of Silent Spring in 1962 and evolved rapidly thereafter. Over the past 50 years, society has grappled with a range of challenges including insufficiently regulated pesticides, acid rain, the ozone hole, waste, and climate change. This past half-century also has witnessed many achievements in citizen awareness, organizational standards, and public policies/legislation.
This panel invites experts to look back on what we have learned from these challenges and apply learnings to current and future problems.
- Moderator - Dr. Jean Andrey, Dean of the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
- Anne-Josée Laquerre, Executive Director and Cofounder, Québec Net Positive
- Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Parliamentary Leader of the Green Caucus, House of Commons | Chambre des communes
- Dr. Robert Gibson, Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo