Global warming campus tour set to arm Canada's next generation for action

    TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Students presents the
Students for Sustainability Tour, headed by Canadian influencers such as David
Suzuki, Brendan Brazier (Thrive bestselling author), and Stephen Lewis (United
Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa), and joined by political party
leaders Jack Layton, Stephane Dion, and Elizabeth May. In partnership with the
Sierra Youth Coalition and the David Suzuki Foundation, the Tour arrives in
Toronto on October 14 at Ryerson University and October 15 at York University.
    Along with David Suzuki, world leader in sustainable ecology, comes
Brendan Brazier, bestselling author of Thrive, former professional Ironman
triathlete and one of the most anticipated speakers of the tour. Brazier will
speak on a topic not yet acknowledged on a large scale, and the number 1
contributor to human-generated global warming: the food industry. With years
of extensive research on the environmental impacts of the food industry,
Brazier will expose how our food choices are responsible for increased oil
prices, inflation, and climate change.
    "When looking at the life cycle carbon emissions from even just your
breakfast, including the irrigation, land, energy, and transportation
necessary," says Brazier, "the overall impact is absolutely astonishing, more
so than even the auto or coal mining industries."
    The Students for Sustainability Tour will be the largest student led
environmental awareness project in Canadian history, presenting cutting edge
information, ideas, and plans of action to the country's next generation of
influencers. The speakers' main focus will be on illuminating a path to
solving the problem, then empowering the students to make a difference.

    About Brendan Brazier

    Best-selling author and nominee for the 2006 Manning Innovation Award,
Brendan Brazier is the founder and creator of Vega - a 100% raw, organic,
whole food meal optimizer. As one of the only professional athletes in the
world with a solely plant-based diet, Brendan advocates the benefits of
plant-based foods to reduce environmental impact and increase physical

For further information:

For further information: on Generations tour, please visit, or contact Peter Schiefke at (514) 913-0413 or; Press Only: To arrange an interview with Brendan
Brazier, please contact Beth Boyle at (604) 488-4736 or via email at

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