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2017 Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture: Conservation for a Changing World

Friday, November 24, 2017
Reception including refreshments 6:00pm • Lecture and Awards 7:00pm
AWA Hillhurst Cottage School (455 12 Street NW, Calgary AB)
Members $50 • Non-members $75


November 24, 2017

Chris Turner is an author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s authoritative voice on climate change solutions and the global energy transition. His latest book is the national bestseller The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands. He is also the author of the bestsellers The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy and The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need, both of which were National Business Book Award finalists. His 2014 book How to Breathe Underwater, a collection of his award-winning essays and feature writing, won the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. His reporting on energy, climate and sustainability issues has appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, and many other publications. He was a 2013 writer-in-residence at the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon. He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.


AWA Wilderness Defenders Awards are dedicated to individuals who have inspired us with their love of Alberta’s wild lands, wild rivers and wildlife, and their efforts and achievements for conservation. This year the awards will be presented to:

Colleen & Dylan Biggs

And Reg Ernst

AWA’s Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Lecture and Awards

AWA’s Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture is an opportunity to present the ideas of researchers in a field related to conservation of wilderness that will inspire and challenge AWA to seek new directions and ways to increase its effectiveness. AWA is proud to present these lectures in pursuit of its mission “Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action.”  Martha Kostuch was an expert in consensus-based decision making her work helped join groups that traditionally might not have worked together. She sought ways to make the system work so we could move forward. AWA has honoured her legacy and her memory by naming our annual lecture the Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture.

Friday, November 24, 2017
AWA Cottage School, 455-12 St NW, Calgary
Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception – 6pm • Lecture and Awards – 7pm
Members $50 • Non-members $75
Reservations required, space is limited

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