Earth Day event for the love of coastlines

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After 35 years, Brian Falconer still loves navigating B.C.’s coastlines.

Unfortunately he finds himself navigating the political landscape, as often as the geological one, and wishes for a day that is no longer the case.

“Earth Day is a day we really contemplate the incredible blessings we have on this coast,” said the coordinator of marine operations for Raincoast Conservation. “It is a day to contemplate what makes our lives really rich and a day to contemplate what we could do to protect that.”

Preceded by a non governmental organization tradeshow, the Mary Winspear Centre hosts Earth Day 2012 Dedicated to an Oil Free Coast, featuring keynote addresses by Falconer, renowned artist Robert Bateman, former CBC personality Arthur Black and Green Party MP Elizabeth May speaking to the Embridge Northern Gateway project. The proposal Falconer believes could see large oil tankers, “double the size of the Exxon Valdez” make their way through the waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest on their way to the U.S. and China.

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