David SuzukiWordFest presents Canadian icon David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin in Calgary on Wednesday, February 27 as part of the National Eco Tour. The event will take place at the John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, at 7pm and will feature Suzuki and Rubin discussing their shared belief that a sustainable future can only be found at the intersection of ecology and economics. Copies of the authors’ books will be sold at the venue and a book signing will follow the event. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be ordered through the EPCOR Centre Box Office at 403.294.9494 or online at wordfest.com.

David Suzuki is an award-winning geneticist, environmentalist, broadcaster and the co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is familiar to audiences around the world as host of CBC TV’s long-running series, The Nature of Things. He has authored 52 books, including The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision for Our Sustainable Future, and is widely recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. Dr. Suzuki has received numerous awards for his work, including a UNESCO prize for science, a United Nations Environment Program medal, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Jeff Rubin presents The End of Growth, the urgent follow-up to his best-selling Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller, in which Rubin argues that the end of cheap oil means the end of growth. Rubin was the Chief Economist and Chief Strategist at CIBC World Markets, where he worked for over twenty years. He was one of the first economists to accurately predict soaring oil prices back in 2000 and is one of the world’s most sought-after energy experts. Rubin blogs weekly for The Globe and Mail.

WordFest is a not-for-profit arts organization that brings readers and writers together through a premier international writers festival and year-round events in Calgary, Banff and the Bow Valley. The 18th annual WordFest runs from October 15-20, 2013.

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