Maude Barlow Travels to the Yukon to Share a Vision of a Blue Future

April 28, 2015

Maude Barlow Travels to the Yukon to Share a Vision of a Blue Future

Whitehorse – Former UN Senior Advisor on Water, Maude Barlow, will travel to Whitehorse on Monday, May 4th to discuss important water issues with Yukoners.  The activist, author, and policy critic will address fifty Yukoners in a morning workshop, followed by an evening public lecture at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.  Both events are being hosted by CPAWS Yukon.

“There are so many issues going on in the Yukon right now with direct links to water, and such a diverse set of Yukoners who are trying to create positive change in the sector, that we felt it was really important to bring Barlow in to help bolster the capacity of the community in this area,” says Amber Church, Conservation Campaigner for CPAWS Yukon.

“The response to the news that she is coming has been utterly overwhelming,” she adds, “The free workshop for the community we are hosting with her filled instantly and has a lengthy waitlist; and we’ve been hearing a lot of excitement from the public about the evening lecture.”

Barlow is a director with the International Forum on Globalization, a network of individuals and groups from around the world advocating for democratic control of the global economy, and serves as the national volunteer chairperson for The Council of Canadians, a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization supported by 100,000 members.

Her bestselling book, Blue Future, which will provide a partial basis for her evening lecture, offers solutions to the global water crisis based on four simple principles:
• Water Is a Human Right chronicles the long fight to have the human right to water recognized and the powerful players still impeding this progress.
• Water Is a Common Heritage and Public Trust argues that water must not become a commodity to be bought and sold on the open market.
• Water Has Rights Too makes the case for the protection of source water and the need to make our human laws compatible with those of nature.
• Water Will Teach Us How to Live Together urges us to come together around a common threat — the end of water — and find a way to live more lightly on this planet.

The public lecture will take place at 7:30 pm on Monday, May at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.

For more information or to arrange an interview with Maude Barlow contact:

Amber Church
Conservation Campaigner
393-8080 x 2

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