Spend An Evening In St. Catharines/Niagara With One of Canada’s Most Dedicated Stewards for our Great Lakes

A Niagara District Council of Women Public Forum – Wednesday, October 10th , 8 to 9:30 p.m.                             at the St. Catharines Central Library   

Canadian environmentalist and former Great Lakes United leader John Jackson

Protecting the Great Lakes with John Jackson 

An Invite to All from the Niagara District Council of Women

Posted October 2nd, 2018 on Niagara At Large

The Niagara District Council of Women will be hosting a public forum, Protecting the Great Lakes, on Wednesday, October 10 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm at the St. Catharines Central Library, on  54 Church St. in the city’s downtown.

Our guest speaker for this public forum is John Jackson, Great Lakes Expert and former President of Great Lakes United. “Together, we need to work to protect the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem.”

John Jackson is a passionate leader who has been tirelessly advancing public engagement throughout the Great Lakes, combining an extraordinary depth of knowledge about the Great Lakes with passion and a strategic vision for binational collaboration. He has a remarkable ability to influence Great Lakes policies and issues.

 Some issues that John will discuss are:

  • Massive levels of recycling are being touted as the solution to plastics contamination in the Great Lakes. But does this simply spread toxics ever further? How do we get out of this recycling enigma?
  • Nuclear power plants are being closed or will eventually be closed all around the Great Lakes (except Lake Superior). What is the radioactive legacy that these toxic hulks leave around the Great Lakes? The new era of nuclear power in the Great Lakes basin? Small size units scattered across the basin? And/or nuclear power units floating on the Great Lakes near major power users? 
  • Continued concerns regarding invasive species in the Great Lakes
  • Urban and agricultural runoff as the most significant source of pollution in the Great Lakes
  • Working bi-nationally on the Great Lakes in the era of Trump

John dedicates his time to Great Lakes issues, with a focus on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and engaging stakeholders and the public in caring for our shared waters. 

The Niagara District Council of Women (NDCW) has 26 federated group members plus individual members from across the Region. This year we celebrate our 100th year of service to the community.  In June, we hosted women from across the country at the 125th AGM of the National Council of Women of Canada at Niagara College.  

You can learn more about our council, our history and 100th Year Anniversary at www.ndcw.ca

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

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