Living on Earth as if we want to stay - Mike Nickerson

June 26, 2008 - 1:00am to 3:30am


More and more people are realizing that change is essential.

"Living on Earth as if we want to stay" is an invitation to discuss the sort of change necessary to secure long-term well-being.

Cures do not result from treating symptoms. The cause must be addressed. While Climate Change has captured public attention, it is a symptom of a greater challenge. That challenge is that the human species has grown to fill its planet.

Mike Nickerson and his wife Donna Dillman are touring with Mike's latest book, "Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if we want to stay." The book details the differing views on how to be successful in our changing times. One, the "Life" perspective, says we need to preserve and enhance ecosystems and communities, the other, the "Money" perspective, says we need to continuously expand production and consumption.

The event will be a talk and discussion about how these two approaches differ significantly on how to deal with today's most serious problems. "Life, Money & Illusion" outlines new ways of organizing mutual provision (the economy) and a change in priorities that can lead to a long and joyous future.

During their presentations, while Mike looks at the big picture, Donna, the Lanark area grandmother who recently went 68 days without eating to protest uranium exploration and mining in eastern Ontario, speaks to an 'on the ground' example of what needs changing. We cannot continue releasing toxic substances into the environment from which all forms of life draw the substance of their physical forms.

Cost: Sliding scale donation of $10-$10

More information at: Life Money & Illusion Tour


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