Environmental issues present some of the most pressing challenges facing humankind in the 21st century.
Many people feel helpless in the face of seemingly overwhelming problems such as climate change, water quality and other environmental matters.
Curt Belton, Executive Director of the Manitoba Eco-Network, believes much can be achieved by educating teachers and the public on ways individuals can do their part to improve the environment and live in a sustainable way.
Eco-Network programs such as Climate Change Connection and Organic Lawn Care are just a few of the strategies used to educate and inspire the public to do their part to heal the world and to improve it for future generations.
For the second year in a row, Manitoba Eco-Network will coordinate Sustainability Month in October. The kick off to this year’s events will take place at The Manitoba Museum on Oct 5, at 7 p.m. Several speakers will address a number of issues, using the 20 x 20 format, which has the presenter showing 20 slides and spending 20 seconds addressing each slide.
Belton believes no matter what the subject – water, waste, food, energy – individuals can make a difference in the choices they make on a daily basis.
Learning how to do your part was the subject of a recent interview with Curt Belton on the CKUW 95.9 FM program People of Interest with host Susan Huebert:
Feature photo by Gloria Romaniuk