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Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join Robert Shirkey, Canadian lawyer and creator of a campaign to get climate change labels on gas pump nozzles as he discusses the psychology, economics, and law behind the idea. Founder of Our Horizon, Robert has given lectures across North America and is a recognized global authority on the subject. The concept has been endorsed by some of the world’s leading experts in climate science and policy.

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An update from this campaign

On January 26, 2015, West Vancouver unanimously passed a resolution "that all vendors of retail petroleum products in Canada be legislated to provide warning labels on all pump handles." It has since been endorsed by over 50 communities in Canada and is also being pursued by several cities in the U.S. Recently, the City of Guelph has been exploring implementing the idea. Is Waterloo next?

Robert will be taking this opportunity to speak about how his concept is now being adopted by Canadian municipalities and other recently emerging work. 

Warning label on gas pumpSample warning label


Find this event's poster here

Check out Rob's Tedx talk here

Location 
EV3 - Environment 3
Room 4412
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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