Looking to learn more about the Gateway Project? There are many options available!
Come on a bus and boat tour to see for yourself the devastating impact the South Fraser Perimeter Road will have. A group concerned about the effects of this massive contruction project have organized an informative tour this Friday, November 20, 2009 to show others the side of the story so many people are sadly not yet aware of. Tour to begin by bus at the Ladner bus loop at 9:45am. Then at noon from the New Westminister dock, the tour will continue by boat. Tour will last approximately 5 hours so please pack a lunch. Cost is $70 per person. Space is limited so please contact Anita Den Dikken at 604.948.0138 to confirm or to get more information.
Pre-Copenhagen UBC Forum on Gateway and Ecological Impact - Monday at 5pm
A Gateway to What?!?Climate Changing Development and the Impacts on Life in our Region
A Forum at UBC that will:
a) Explore the Gateway Program: an estimated 10 billion dollarproposal of extensive highway and port expansion, happening right in our own backyard that would drastically increase global warmingemissions
b) Evaluate the potential environmental impact of this project,particularly upon crucial ecosystems of the region, including BurnsBog: the ‘lungs of the Lower Mainland’
c) Investigate alternatives to Gateway, with an emphasis uponsustainability and smart planning.
Guest Speakers:Ben West (Wilderness Committee), Pamela Zevit (Biologist), Michael Barkusky (impact on Fraser River), Patrick Condon (urban design)
When: Monday November 16th 5pm - 7pm
Where: UBC Student Union Building (SUB) 205
Why: To better understand the cause and effect of climate changing activity in our back yard
Organized by Poli Sci 449 and the Wilderness Committee
Attend A UBC Forum that intends to. . .
• Inform about the Gateway Program: an estimated $10,000,000 provincial proposal of extensive highway and port expansion, happening right in our own backyard
• Evaluate the environmental impact of such an expansion, particularly upon crucial ecosystems of the region, including Burns Bog: the ‘lungs of the Lower Mainland’
• Investigate alternatives to Gateway, with an emphasis upon sustainable development and city planning.
Guest Speakers: Ben West, Pamela Zevit, Michael Barkusky, Patrick Condon
Monday November 16th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
UBC - SUB Room 205
For more info visit the Facebook event invitation here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200401728091&ref=mf
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