Event Advisory - Bridging the Gulf: From Oil Spills to Clean Energy

Event features first-hand account of the U.S. Gulf oil spill

TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     An event focused on the U.S. Gulf oil spill, featuring renowned
              U.S. Gulf advocate and community organizer, Jerome Ringo.
              Mr. Ringo will talk about the effects of the spill and our
              continued dependence on oil. The event will also look at what
              Ontario can do to get off oil.

    WHEN:     Monday, June 21, 2010
              7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    Gladstone Hotel
              1214 Queen Street West (at Dufferin)

    WHO:      Jerome Ringo, longtime community advocate from the U.S. Gulf
              who has been directly involved in the response to the Gulf oil
              spill. Once a petroleum worker himself, Mr. Ringo is immediate
              past chairman of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and
              past president of the Apollo Alliance, a U.S. organization
              dedicated to the next "moon shot" - the transition to clean

              Rick Smith, Executive Director, Environmental Defence

    COST:     Admission is free; space is limited
              Cash bar; snack food included

    CONTACT:  Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521;

SOURCE Environmental Defence

For further information: For further information: Contact for media only: Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)

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