Peter Denton -- Book LaunchSunday Nov 27 2016 2:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Launch of Live Close to Home (Rocky Mountain Books).
As individuals and as a culture and society, we have increasingly emphasized the global village over the village in which we actually live. Our preference for the faraway is at the heart of the environmental and social catastrophes that today seem utterly unavoidable. If things are going to change, there are four words of power we need to embrace: Live close to home.
If we do, if we focus on changing and improving the aspects of our lives over which we have control, the system effects of such a transformation can only be positive for ourselves, our families, our communities and the world.
Peter Denton is the author of Gift Ecology and Technology and Sustainability. He has been teaching interdisciplinary variations on the theme of technology, ethics and sustainability across Canada for 30 years. Peter is an activist, writer, editor, speaker and consultant, as well as an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada. He lives in rural Manitoba.