THE RYDGES POST
Over the Horizon – next steps for sustainable cities and the worldApart from when it comes to drawing a crowd to hear what he has to say, no-one would ever accuse Dr David Suzuki of selling out. The award-winning scientist, broadcaster and passionate environmentalist is engaging, intelligent, entertaining, thought provoking, caring and hopeful… hopeful that we are smart enough as a species to realise that we have to change our ways to survive. Dr Suzuki presents his City Talk in Sydney tonight (Tuesday September 24) at City Recital Hall Angel Place. I’m not sure how a free entry show can be technically a sell-out, but there are no seats available at this time – BUT, being a free show, sometimes there are no-shows and any uncollected tickets will be reallocated at 6:25pm. Given that Tony Abbot canned the Climate Commission last week, Australia and the world will need people like Dr Suzuki to keep us informed and keep us passionate about how we can act locally to help the planet globally. The world is experiencing unprecedented environmental challenges and we cannot ignore them. Dr David Suzuki CC OBE is a long-time activist in the battle to reverse global climate change. He is the recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga prize for Science, the United Nations Environmental program medal, UNEPs Global 500 and the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize). Co-founding the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, he is determined to find new ways for society to live sustainably with the natural world. Tonight he will discuss what directions governments should be heading in and what needs to happen globally and in our region. Master of Ceremonies Adam Spencer will join Dr Suzuki in conversation to flesh out his ideas. This will be followed by a panel of experts who will discuss next steps from a global and local perspective. The evening is presented by The City of Sydney and The Sydney Morning Herald with sponsors Sungevity, Sydney Water and the University of Sydney.