A symposium of sustainable opportunities; ‘The Earth is Hiring’, was held Saturday April 10th in Bancroft. Among the topical guests, keynote speaker; Toronto’s Mayor David Miller graced the stage with the presence reminiscent of Bob Rae and Al Gore. Miller spoke of projects currently under way and to the events tag line; ‘How environmental responsibility creates jobs and saves millions of taxpayer dollars’. It is a topic that is here to stay and affects every aspect of our lives.
Worldwatch Institute's Green Economy Program proposes that environmental and economic crises share common root causes, therefore ought to be solved as such. Thus, the call for community action on a global scale and a search ensues for meaningful solutions for human wellbeing while addressing environmental concerns for collective long-term sustainability.
As those who have experienced job loss, significant financial constraints and insecurities know, job security in being able to put food on the table and pay day to day living bills is an imperative priority to being able to address the larger social and environmental issues.