Don’t expect the dinosaurs to save us from extinction

 

 

“We possess the means to create a world where every man, woman and child can live free of hunger and discrimination and obtain the healthcare, education and opportunity to reach their potential while ensuring that human development does not squeeze every other life form towards extinction.”

Michael Bloomfield, Founder and Executive Director, Harmony Foundation of Canada

 

Thought provoking and insightful essays from a “gentle iconoclast” whose dogged determination, keen wit and innovative ideas have gained the attention of leaders in government, business and community organizations and have brought people together in Canada and around the world on a wide variety of environment, peace and social development issues for more than 30 years. A keen observer of our relationships with each other, other species and future generations he has pioneered many practical programs helping groups and individuals in 36 countries to take positive action on a wide variety of issues environment and social development issues. Among many successes he has:

 

☼ organized and led successful projects in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, and the Middle East

 

☼ brought together Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians in cooperative environmental projects and hosted Mohawk elders planting trees of peace with them

 

☼ organized and led exciting projects in China promoting participatory governance and social and environmentally sustainable development

 

☼ pioneered non-lethal methods of wildlife study still used today and championed caribou in Western Canada

 

☼ advised numerous organizations on trends in sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, ethical decision making, education and philanthropy

 

☼ actively worked in his community as volunteer for youth at risk, homelessness, refugees and animal protection

 

☼ initiated animal-assisted therapy programs, helped build animal shelters, libraries and programs for abused women and children, raised 58,000 pair of socks for the homelessness and mentored countless young people

 

EssayBooklet FINAL  Jan 18th 2013

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