Forests: A Climate for Change Event

Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
F.O. Hall 1st Street Sointula

Forests and the industries they support are changing on the west coast. Please join Sierra Club BC and the Wilderness Committee for an evening of presentations on the climate crisis, the state of old-growth and second-growth forests on Vancouver Island and how these two relate to each other, followed by a discussion about how we can build a just and sustainable future together.

Climate change and decades of forest mismanagement are and will continue to be major challenges into the future. How can we build interest in meaningful change on both these interconnected issues simultaneously, and with the speed required? How can we do this in a way that benefits everyone and respects the sovereignty of the First Nations in whose territories we live?

These are the questions we want to dive into.

All perspectives are welcome, and we want to issue a challenge that everyone interested taking part in this conversation: try to bring one other person who may not otherwise attend an event like this.

This event is being held on the territories of the Kwakwaka'wakw people. The organizers recognize that all forests grow on Indigenous territories, and that all solutions must centre justice for Indigenous peoples and Nations.

*for more information, contact: emily@wildernesscommittee.org