Highlands residents look to achieve a sustainable future

Speaker series event open to everyone, especially politicians

Guy Dauncey will lead the discussion at Wednesday's Highlands Speaker Series event.

Journey to a future filled with innovation in a world where the climate crisis is being tackled, then take a trip down a path that could eventually lead to that fictitious world becoming a reality.

The Highlands District Community Association presents the latest instalment of its speaker series, featuring Guy Dauncey. His presentation, Journey to the Future – What Can One Small Community Do, was well received recently by Metchosin residents and Highlanders will soon have their own kick at the can.

“He has a very pragmatic style of bringing that down to a level we can understand,” said association volunteer Eric Bonham. “He’s always been way ahead.”

Dauncey is no stranger to tackling complex issues. With a number of books under his belt on some of the most challenging global issues of the day, including climate change, cancer, food, energy and economic security, his latest book Journey to the Future, follows a young man as he journeys to a future world brimming with innovation and hope.

“He takes a very bold approach … (But) he’s a very easy speaker,” Bonham said.

Often described as a practical optimist, Dauncey’s discussion will focus on what Highlanders and other West Shore residents can do to make that future a more obtainable goal for everyone.

“I’ve also invited council (and) there’s a very good reason for that. This message Guy has is for everyone, but especially political leaders,” said Bonham, a long-time community association member.

When he says this event is for everyone, he means everyone, not just Highlands residents. “Yes, he’s speaking to the Highlands … but it’s an ‘all are welcome’ approach.”

This event gets underway at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Caleb Pike Schoolhouse, 1589 Millstream Rd.


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