Sunday, May 24, 2009

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ~ Enviornmental Crusader

Whistler, British Columbia – Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. brought his Environmental Sustainability Message to the 2009 BC Land Summit in Whistler (May 20-22). The Land Summit is an interdisciplinary conference organized by six professional organizations, all of which share ties to land use in British Columbia.

“You show me a polluter, I’ll show you a subsidy. I’ll show you a fat cat using political clout to escape the discipline of the free-market,” he said. Spontaneous applause erupted from the Whistler Convention Centre audience throughout Mr. Kennedy’s inspiring 1 ½ hour speech that disclosed the long-standing subsidies to the fossil fuel industry and a culture of crony capitalism that is standing in the way of a North American shift to alternative energy sources. Kennedy also commented, “As technology progresses and people move to solar and wind power, the economy will benefit. There’s no need for a trade-off between the environment and wealth.”

My wife and I felt privileged to be in attendance. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is doing some extremely important work with a view to saving and improving the environment for ours and future generations. To learn more about his noble efforts, check out his website.