Stephen Lewis to Address Environmental Forum at Blue Mountain

One of the world's most influential speakers, Stephen Lewis, will be the keynote speaker at the opening of "Go Green at Blue" an environmental conference taking place at the Village at Blue November 14 to 16th.

Mr. Lewis is a Professor in Global Health in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University, where he teaches a class on the consequences of climate change in both developed and developing countries. Previously, he chaired the first International Conference on Climate Change, which drew up the first comprehensive policy on global warming.

Lewis, author of the bestseller "Race Against Time" is the recipient of the prestigious Pearson Peace Medal, he holds 28 honorary degrees, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honor.

The weekend conference will address global issues, our water system, green homes, environmentally friendly agricultural practices the famous "one hundred mile diet" and preservation of green space.

Co-ordinator of the conference, Roberta Brignell says, the weekend is jam packed with valuable and interesting workshops. We are especially pleased that one of our workshops will be held specifically for our youth. One of the guest speakers will be Jason Lawrence, "O" ambassador from the Oprah Winfrey Angel Network."

Other workshops feature Patrick Donnelly Lake Huron Centre for Coast Conservation, Mayor Ellen Anderson, Town of Blue Mountain-Great Lakes Cities, Michelle Cote -Enerquality Corporation Energy Star program,

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Jamie Shipley-CMHC Equilibrium Program, Robert Stellar - Creating Healthier Homes, Ray Robertson -Environmental Farm plan for Grey County, Freeman Boyd- Local Food Project for Grey and Bruce Counties, Peter Katona-Food Links Ontario, Jenny Amy-Grey Bruce Agriculture and Culinary Association, Amber Cowie- Ontario Nature Greenways initiative, Mark Carabetta- Ontario Nature, Jason Richie-Grey Bruce Forest Stewardship Network and Chris Winter-Conservation Council of Canada "We Conserve".

One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of the first Life Time Environmental Award by Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation. This award will recognize the achievements of a local individual that promotes and maintains positive stewardship of our natural resources.

Everyone is welcome. Tickets can be purchased for the entire weekend or individual days. A weekend package is $195.00 ($40.00 tax receipt), Friday evening dinner with Stephen Lewis $125, student rate $85.00 (Table of 8-one ticket free), Saturday's workshops $75.00, students $70.00 and a ticket for Sunday only is $35.00, students $30.00. To purchase Tickets and to see the entire schedule go to www.communityfoundationgreybruce.com and click on "Go Green at Blue" or order tickets by phone 1-888-446-7699

Go Green At Blue, an Environmental Forum is an initiative of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce and presented by Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation. Part of the proceed of this forum will support the Community Foundation Environmental Fund.

One of the roles of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce is Community Outreach and Dialogue, dealing with community concerns and acting as a facilitator in bringing organizations and individuals together to deal with issues, think of strategies, educate and celebrate successes

For further information contact Roberta or Wendy at the Community Foundation Grey Bruce@ 519-371-7203