Have you ever pondered how your favourite book came about? Do books come from personal experiences, random things, real life issues, a dream, or inspiration from another author? Paul Hanley will share his latest inspiration for his latest book on Sunday September 16, 2018. “Paul Hanley is a writer with a special interest in the natural environment, agriculture, and the future of civilization.” This event is of particular significance to the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and its namesake, Richard St. Barbe Baker OBE, Hon. LL.D. F.I.A.L., For.Dip.Cantab., ACF (9 October 1889 – 9 June 1982) . Come find out what Hanley has to say.
“We live in a time when humanity has developed the capacity to destroy itself and most of the other species with which we share this planet. Warfare is perpetual. The gap between the rich and poor widens. Mothers and children around the world live in poverty and violence. Rivers and streams, the sea and the dry land and the air we breathe are being poisoned and polluted. Forests are being destroyed. The end result of the course we are on will be a world radically less beautiful, radically less diverse, and radically less full of life than it is now. The moral challenge of our time is whether human beings can find ways to live in greater harmony with each other and all beings in the web of life.” from the book book Rebirth of the Goddess, Carol Christ
During such times as these, Paul Hanley has emerged as environmental champion. Hanley, environment awareness promoter, activist, free lance writer, speaker, and author introduces his latest book, Man of the Trees. Richard St. Barbe Baker, the First Global Conservationist, Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales Introduction by Jane Goodall, at The Word on the Street. Hanley has published four other books and over 1,600 environmental articles.
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area in the fog
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area. Saskatoon, SK, CA Winter.
Hanley wrote the book Eleven, as “UN projections show global population reaching 11 billion – and the world economy growing 500 percent – by the end of the twenty first century – Can the planet accommodate 4 billion more people when our current ecological footpring already exceeds Earth’s biocapacity by 60 percent.”
Paul Hanley also was author and editor of Earthcare: Ecological Agriculture in Saskatchewan, The Spirit of Agriculture and wrote 25 Years in the Life of a River Valley.
Working for the Saskatoon Star Phoenix 1989-2016 he contributed articles about the environment, agriculture, and sustainable development.
As an Environment Awareness Promoter, Hanley is engaged as speaker for a plethora of events, including TED talks, and many more
Hanley was honoured with the Canadian Environment Award from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2006 and the Saskatchewan Sustainability Award from the Regional Centre of Excellence for Education on Sustainable Development. In 2006, Paul Hanley was the recipient of the Organic Connections Pioneer Organic Communicators Award. The Meewasin Valley Authority bestowed upon Paul Hanley the 2014 Meewasin Conservation Award. This award is given to those who make outstanding contributions to the Meewasin Valley natural heritage resources. Not only was Hanley a winner of the Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-Fiction from the University of Saskatchewan President’s Office in 2015 he also won that same year the North American Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the Association for Bahai Studies
Paul Hanley, Word on the Street Sept 16 1:00 p.m.
Great Expectations Tent
East side of Broadway Avenue at 10th Street, south of the theatre.
Paul Hanley, Saskatoon, SK
Paul Hanley Eleven on You Tube
Paul Hanley Meewasin Conservation Award 2014
Paul Hanley, Eleven Billion People Will Change Everything.
Paul Hanley, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Page 1
Paul Hanley, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Page 2
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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West Off Leash Recreation Area SW OLRA
Tagged Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Twitter: St Barbe Baker
Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)”. Post to MVA 402 Third Avenue South Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G5 Please and thank you!
Membership in the Saskatoon Nature Society “supports nature conservation projects and [the society] is an active advocate for the preservation of plant and animal habitats”.
Please contemplate joining the SOS Elms coalition ~ an active group interested in forest management~ or make a donation to “Save our Saskatchewan” [SOS] Elms ~ leave a message to support the afforestation area 😉
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