Media Advisory - Cross-Canada Campus Environmental Tour Stops in Ottawa - Jean Lemire to Speak at the University of Ottawa



    OTTAWA, Oct. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Students will be hosting an all-day event
as part of the Canadian Federation of Students' Sustainability Campus Tour.
Keynote speaker Jean Lemire will discuss the dire effects of global warming
and climate change on the Antarctic Continent and the global consequences of
human inaction to fight the climate crisis. Professional Ironman triathlete
Brendan Brazier will discuss the environmental impacts of food production.

    
    Details for the event are as follows:

    When:     Thursday, October 09, 2008
              9:00 am  Information booths and photo exposition
              4:00 pm  Keynote addresses (media welcome)

    Where:    Couches Lounge, University Centre, University of Ottawa
    Who:      Jean Lemire, Brendan Brazier, representatives of the Canadian
              Federation of Students, the Student Federation of the
              University of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa Graduate
              Students' Association, the Carleton University Students'
              Association, the Carleton University Graduate Students'
              Association, and invited students and guests
    

    The Canadian Federation of Students, in partnership with the David Suzuki
Foundation and the Sierra Youth Coalition, launched the Sustainability Campus
Tour to highlight the actions students are taking in support of the
environment; encourage students to get involved with sustainability
initiatives; and pressure the federal government to take action to prevent
climate change.




For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview: Katherine
Giroux-Bougard, National Chairperson, (613) 261-7528; Peter Scheifke,
Environmental Tour Coordinator, (514) 913-0413


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