Trevor Herriot

Lights Out at the museum

Join the Museum at Campbell River on March 31 for a ‘Lights Out’ event to encourage participation in Earth Hour

Join the Museum at Campbell River on March 31 for a ‘Lights Out’ event to encourage participation in Earth Hour, a global initiative.

While citizens around the world turn off lights in order to encourage positive actions toward the global environment, the Museum will hold a candlelight talk featuring the 2012 Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence, Trevor Herriot.  The event begins at 8 p.m.

Entitled “Living Above Tide:  Making the Haig-Brown Commitment to Family and Place,” Herriot’s talk will take a look at the life of Ann and Roderick Haig-Brown as an example of the good that comes from mature, caring relationships, from the household to the village to the river.  Herriot says that “their choices and way of living here during the last century continue to show us the healthy interconnections that give families, communities, and ecologies the kind of resiliency and social capital we need more than ever today to do the work of renewing our bonds with nature and with one another.”

Herriot is a prairie naturalist and writer from Regina, Saskatchewan.

His latest book, Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds (HarperCollins, February, 2009) won two Saskatchewan Book Awards. His writing has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Canadian Geographic, and several anthologies, and he is a monthly guest on CBC Radio’s Blue Sky.

Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative (Sydney, Australia) in 2007, to a 5,251 city strong global movement, last year reaching 1.8 billion people in 135 countries across all seven continents.

On March 31 it is expected that hundreds of millions of people will turn their lights off for Earth Hour.

The event reflects the BC Hydro pillar of environmental sustainability and BC Hydro is sponsoring the talk.

Call the Museum at 287-3103 for more information.