Torrent2013: [un]natural interruption
The environmental movement in Canada is at a crossroads. Decades of considerable action by non-governmental organizations, concerned scientists, and citizens have helped identify the extent of the crisis as well as proposed solutions, but the beat of the development drum largely drowns out this progress.
We cannot let this course continue, and we need new strategies to accelerate the adoption of serious conservation goals and targets in Canada.
The students of the Environmental Visual Communication (EVC) program need a platform to bring their work to Canadian decision-makers and influencers. The class of 2013 is the second cohort to take the program; 16 diverse individuals want to have a greater impact with their work and turn their graduating event into a legacy affair that ensures that their contribution reaches an influential audience. Each cohort hosts an Annual Gala event at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to showcase the best examples of effective environmental visual communications in practice. This year the target is to have 144 influencers from non-profit organizations, environmental publications, design and media firms, universities and colleges, and philanthropists in attendance on Tuesday, October 29th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, in the c5 Restaurant Lounge at the ROM.