TORONTO, April 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Dr. Tomislav Svoboda, a primary care physician at St. Michael's hospital in downtown Toronto and an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, is celebrating a personal milestone of staying out of cars and planes for ten years as part of his carbon fast to fight climate change.
In a statement posted online Dr. Svoboda said: "Canadians are among the largest carbon emitters in the world. But it is my personal belief that if we combine the efforts of millions of individuals, we can and will change the world."
Dr. Svoboda reported that he "sacrificed little in the way of creature comforts, that a small effort can go a long way and that he learned tonnes about the value of changing how he gets around." He described how he cheated on car travel on a few occasions for romantic and work purposes and when his bike had a flat tire in Nova Scotia, and how he travelled to Europe twice on a shipping freighter to avoid planes.
Dr. Svoboda will be telling his story at a public meeting on Earth Day hosted by ClimateFast Toronto, a group that "strives to build political will and persuade parliamentarians to work for urgent and substantial action on climate change."
The meeting is at 60 Lowther Ave. at 6pm, Friday April 22nd. Details at http://www.climatefast.ca
For more information on carbon fasting as an international movement, see http://www.fastfortheclimate.org
For a copy of Dr. Svoboda's statement, visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TenYearCarbonFast
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