Our Shared Future:
An Important Conversation
Two brilliant and fascinating people, Clare Attwell and Dr Trevor Hancock, will be presenting “Our Shared Future as a Bioregion: Re-forging the Connections” at 2:30 on Sunday, September 17th at the UVic Multifaith Centre, at the gateway to Finnerty Gardens. (Free parking on Sundays; see map below.)
Please scroll down for their bios. You’ll see why we’re so excited about this opportunity to hear about the forces for positive change coming together at this extraordinary moment in time.
The organizations they’re involved in are at the cutting edge of progress in this area, and an inspiration to do all we can to further the cause of living in harmony with nature and each other. We look forward to seeing you at this presentation and discussion, sponsored by the Interfaith Liaisons Network.
All the best,
Sheila Flood, E.D.
Victoria Multifaith Society
What would it take to live within the limits of the places we call home – while also living responsibly as citizens of this planet?
All life on Earth shares only one planet. Yet, as the dominant species, we have weakened our connections to the rest of life and each other. We now face cascading global and local challenges that will require levels of cooperation unlike anything humans have done before.
What will it take to rekindle those connections?
How do we weave the knowledge from the work already happening on the ground throughout our bioregion?
How do we honour ‘story of place’ along with the indigenous and spiritual dimensions of this work?
Shouldn’t we be talking about this?
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, 17 Sept. at 2:30 pm at the UVic Multifaith Centre. (Map here, bottom left.) Please indicate your interest by signing up on this Google form.
Those who express an interest will be invited to a follow up meeting in October with Joe Brewer and colleagues from the Design School for Regenerating Earth. For related information on social and ecological sustainability in Victoria and the Cascadia bioregion, you might also like to see One Planet Conversations and Regenerating Cascadia.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Trevor Hancock is public health physician and retired in 2018 from his position as a Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria. In the 1980s he helped to create the global healthy cities movement and has been an internationally recognised leader in this area for more than 30 years. In recent years he has focused on the concept of a ‘One Planet’ community/region as a way to integrate the concepts of healthy and sustainable communities, and in retirement has started a new NGO, Conversations for a One Planet Region, to explore and popularise these ideas locally.
Clare Attwell has long worked in community cultural development from the local to provincial level, and is also a textile and multi-media artist. She currently works with several local and global communities deeply engaged in every aspect of Earth Regeneration. These include the Design School For Regenerating Earth, Regenerate Cascadia, for which she is the co-founder, and Conversations for a One Planet Region Society, a local, Victoria based non-profit helping to catalyze a Bioregional conversation across the region.