Earth Reform’s 2012 Awareness CampaignSunday September 09, 2012 1pm to 4pm ~ doors open at 12 Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) 255 Front Street West (Room 107) View Map
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Are you tired of hearing about all the things that are socially, politically, and environmentally wrong with this world, and feel helpless, because one person just can’t make a difference? Well here’s your chance to become part of a movement. Join us!
We are proud to present the event of the year this September 09, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Knowledge is power. Arm yourselves with information worth more than gold.
Learn about the current events that mainstream media doesn’t talk about. With internationally recognized speakers objectively delivering the most recent global issues that directly and indirectly affect us all. Revealing environmental, social, and political exploitations, worldwide.
Let’s be the catalyst needed for change!
Not only will Earth Reform be exposing problems and concerns, but also offering effective avenues of resolution. Be a part of a community of people that want to make a difference in the world. Earth Reform represents a global movement. Join the cause.
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Earth Reform’s 2012 Awareness Campaign! Join The Movement! See You There
Co-hosting the 2012 Awareness Campaign: Cenk Uygur of TYT
Cenk Uygur is the main host and co-founder of the The Young Turks, the largest online news show in the world, covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle.
An award-winning online broadcast, The Young Turks won the 2011 People’s Voice Webby Award for Best News & Politics Series, 2011 News/Politics Shorty Award, and Best Political Podcast 2009 at the Podcast Awards and Best Political News Site 2009 at the Mashable Awards. Additionally, The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur debuted on Current TV in December 2011.
Watch them live 9pm – 11pm EST on Current TV!
With Keynote Speakers:
Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest citizen’s advocacy organization, as well as the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works to stop commodification of the world’s water. She is a Director with the International Forum on Globalization, a San Francisco based research and education institution opposed to economic globalization. Maude is the recipient of numerous educational awards and has received honorary doctorates from six Canadian universities for her social justice work as well as the recipient of the “2005/2006 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship”. Most recently she received the prestigious “2005 Right Livelihood Award” given by the Swedish Parliament and widely referred to as “The Alternative Nobel.”
From 2008-2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water the President of the UN General Assembly. She was the high profile Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity for the City of Ottawa and served as Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues to former Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau. She worked as a volunteer on a landmark human rights challenge at the Kingston Prison for Women, established the Ottawa Task Force on Wife Assault and led a national coalition against violent pornography on television.
Maude has spoken to hundreds of conferences on the connection between human rights, social structures and the erosion of equality in the face of growing corporate control of our social, environmental and political lives. She has received 11 honorary doctorates and multiple awards for her efforts in environmentalism and equality, and is the best-selling author or co-author of sixteen books.
Mark has been producing science and nature documentaries for the past 20 years. Mark’s adventurous spirit has brought him to film exotic locations on all seven continents, but none more impressive to him than the polar regions. After a trip to Alaska in the mid-1990s, Mark fell in love with the majestic beauty of the landscape. Subsequent trips to Alaska and the Canadian Arctic inspired Mark to get involved with northern research programs.
Focusing on climate change research in the polar regions, Mark’s last two films – The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning and The Polar Explorer – have been international best-sellers winning more than 30 international awards and staying on the Top 20 Best-Sellers list in the US for three straight years.
Working closely with the world’s scientific community in Antarctica and the Arctic earned him the recognition of the United Nations Environment Programme in 2008. His last two films –– were made in partnership with the UNEP and both premiered at the Climate Change Conferences in Copenhagen and Cancun.
Mark Terry is a Fellow International member of The Explorers Club and recipient of the Canadian chapter’s highest honor, the Stefansson Medal, for his international field work “documenting our natural world”.
As well as a Community Leader for the David Suzuki Foundation, Mark is also the 2011 winner of the Gemini Humanitarian Award, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in recognition of his work with the United Nations with his documentaries.
Mark’s current film project – Youth Climate Report – premiered at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development earlier this June. It is the first of a series of films showcasing the latest in climate research from around the world as reported by students. Once again partnering with UNEP, updated versions of this film will be showcased at all UN environmental conferences throughout 2012 and beyond.
As a member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Russian Geographic Society, the Canadian Council for Geographic Education, the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication, and the University of Alberta’s Northern Research Network, Mark lectures and speaks regularly about the environmental issues affecting the fragile eco-systems of the polar regions and, by extension, the world.
Julie Daniluk RHN, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation (Random House Canada), has helped thousands of people enjoy allergy-free foods that taste great and assist the body in the healing process. She is also the co-host of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that highlights the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition.
After four years of rigorous theatre arts training at George Brown Theater College, Julie found herself reading more about nutrition than Shakespeare. She had an insatiable appetite for figuring out how and why food affects our health. She went back to school to become a nutritionist and graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Julie then went on to become a co-operative owner of one of Canada’s largest health food stores, The Big Carrot Natural Food Market, where she acted as the Chief In-Store Nutritionist for over 12 years. Julie was also on the board of the Canadian Health Food Association in 2000 and 2009.
Julie has studied Culinary Arts at George Brown College and herbalism at Emerson Herbal College.
Julie’s food activism has led her to speak to the Canadian Federal Government in Parliament about the potential health risks of genetically modified food. In order to bring food advocacy issues to a wider audience, Julie has been the event producer for festivals such as Bio-Diversity with David Suzuki and FoodShare’s Field to Table Festival.
Julie’s search for nutritional understanding has taken her around the world. One of her greatest joy to date has been cooking on the Greenpeace tall sailing ship, The Rainbow Warrior, during its GE-free New Zealand tour.
She enjoys contributing to various publications such as Chatelaine, Readers Digest, Vitality, and Alive magazines. Julie is regularly featured as a health expert on the CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show and has a weekly spot as the CTV News Network’s nutritionist.
Julie has made over 500 appearances on various TV and Radio Shows throughout North America including Dr. Oz, CTV’s Canada AM, City TV’s Breakfast Television, CBC Radio and the Global Morning Show.
Julie’s book Meals That Heal Inflammation was released in the USA and UK in June 2012 through Hay House Publishers.
ENDING THE EVENING WITH SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY
Michael Moon is an award winning composer and musician specializing in healing music, songs of inspiration, love and protest. His pioneering CDs are found worldwide in yoga studios, spas, and therapeutic settings. Gentle yet powerful his music is often the first choice for alternative healers and body workers. His passion is in creating art that brings us more in harmony with the earth and our place in the cosmos.
Find out more at www.thetempleofsound.com
Ryan Mitchell Boch is a prolific singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist and from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has written music in a diverse range of genres and is constantly exploring and fusing sounds. Extensive travels all over Canada and to places such as the Holy Mountain Arunachala in Tamil Nadu have inspired him to continue his search for new sounds and unconventional musical expression while maintaining a universal message and pop sensibility. Mitchell Boch has performed at various renowned venues in the Ottawa area, including Zaphods, the Dunrobin Sonic Gym, and at festivals such as the Unity Festival, Blue Skies Festival, A Celebration of Musical Diversity and live radio on CKCU 93.1 FM Ottawa.