Can A Simple Sticker Help Us Act On Climate Change (Talk by Robert Shirkey)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Centre for Social Innovation (Annex), 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Since launching the concept in early 2013, it has been endorsed by over a hundred academics from disciplines including the natural sciences, social sciences, public policy, health, and business at universities across North America. NGOs such as the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the Clean Air partnership have similarly endorsed the idea.

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...”. Since that vote, over 50 communities have endorsed the concept. The resolution is being advanced for a vote at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Several communities in the United States are also pursuing the idea.
Join Robert on May 20th at the Centre for Social Innovation as he explores the psychology, economics, and law behind what might be the world’s lowest cost climate intervention and yet the most impactful. The lecture is 1 hour long and will be followed by a moderated question and answer period.


Tickets are $10 to help cover the costs of recording the event. The lecture will be used online to help secure funding for a 4-month North American and European speaking tour that will end up in Paris at COP21. Think: couchsurfing and giving 2-3 talks per day to inspire young people like Hayley (video of her 5-minute pitch in Moncton) to bring the idea forward in their own community. The hope is we'll continue to create precedents to then share with delegates from around the world.