ROBERT SHIRKEY ON CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION LABELS ON GAS PUMP NOZZLES

What: Toronto based lawyer and founder of the not-for-profit organization “Our Horizon” Robert Shirkey will be giving a public lecture about a proposed bylaw that would require gasoline retailers to place climate change and air pollution information labels on gas pump nozzles.  This proposal was made to the Public Safety & Environment Committee for the City of Fredericton on November 4th, 2014 (http://bit.ly/1LNFMkM).

 

Where:   Kinsella Auditorium, St.Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick

 

When:  Tuesday, 24th of February from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

 

Why:

– Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We must reduce our consumption of fossil fuels to ensure a stable climate.

   – The proposed labels are an innovative way to link our consumption of fossil fuels to the impacts of climate change right at the point of purchase. The idea challenges the status quo and contributes to the creation of social conditions that favour reform.

– Cities such as West Vancouver, Berkeley, and San Francisco have voted to pursue this idea.

 

Who:   Our Horizon is a national not-for-profit organization that is asking municipalities to pass bylaws that would require climate change and air pollution information labels on gas pump nozzles. The campaign was launched by Toronto-based lawyer Robert Shirkey in 2013 and has already attracted interest from all over the world. To learn more, please visit www.ourhorizon.org.


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