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Authors in Whistler for sustainability speaker series


Guy Dauncey, Wade Davis to speak on sustainability issues

Guy Dauncey is the author of Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change, Earthfuture: Stories from a Sustainable World, and After the Crash: The Emergence of the Rainbow Economy, as well as an accomplished speaker, columnist, organizer and consultant within the sustainability movement.

Wade Davis is an Explorer-In-Residence at the National Geographical Society and the author of Passage of Darkness, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Penan: Voice for the Borneo Rain Forest, Nomads of the Dawn, The Clouded Leopard, Shadows in the Sun, Rainforest, One River and Light at the Edge of the World. He has published over a hundred scientific and general interest articles on a variety of subjects, with credits in National Geographic, Newsweek, Premiere, Outside, Omni, Harpers, Fortune, Men’s Journal, Conde Nast Traveler, Natural History, Utne Reader and several leading North American newspapers. He is also a professional speaker, photographer, television host, documentary filmmaker and research associate and fellow with dozens of organizations.

Both authors will be in Whistler over the next two months as part of the Sustainability Speaker Series hosted by Whistler. It’s Our Future and the early adopters of the Natural Step sustainability framework in Whistler. Coro Strandberg, a sustainability consultant and an expert in sustainable consumerism and investing, kicked the speaker series off on Jan. 18.

"AWARE has been involved through its sustainability committee, which decided in its first meetings to revive the series. The people in that committee came up with a wish list of speakers, and Guy (Dauncey) and Wade Davis were on it," said Tina Symko, the event co-ordinator for Whistler. It’s Our Nature and project manager for AWARE.

"Davis is one of the biggest fish on that list… and we landed him."

Dauncey’s presentation, called Passion for the Earth – Visions of a Sustainable World, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Telus Conference Centre.

As an author, speaker and consultant, Dauncey specializes is developing a positive vision of sustainability, with an upbeat, optimistic and practical look at the possibilities for the future.

You can learn more about Guy Dauncey at

Wade Davis will present on Thursday, March 18 at the same time and location as Dauncey.

Davis is an expert on the world’s vanishing cultures and biodiversity who has lived with 15 indigenous groups. He is best know for his work Serpent and the Rainbow, which was produced as a major motion picture.

You can lead more about him at

The Sustainability Speaker Series is free, and presentations are usually followed by question and answer sessions. For more on the Sustainablity Speaker Series and Whistler. It’s Our Future visit