World Wide Views on Biodiversity is a global event in which all the materials and organization for the day are done in the same fashion. At each site, 100 participants will attend day-long meetings to learn about biodiversity issues and express their views. Globally all participants will view short videos then discuss the same questions and vote on their preferred approaches. The meetings will start at dawn in the Pacific and continue until dusk in the Americas. Canada is a national partner with teams in Ontario, Calgary and Quebec.
The HPBDN and DSSS consultation runs from 8:30am-4:00pm. The results will be presented to government bodies gathering in Hyderabad, India in October 2012 for the CBD’s Eleventh Conference of the Parties (COP 11). "One of the aims of David Suzuki Secondary School is to improve the biodiversity of our community and planet. We are excited to host World Wide Views and by the opportunity to foster biodiversity through the meaningful connections that the conference offers" stated Jeanne Gray, principal of DSSS.
No prior knowledge of Biodiversity is needed, admission is free and the event is catered. Results from this event will be directly responsible in influencing future policy measures and awareness raising initiatives to increase the preservation of biodiversity and to decrease its decline. “This has been an exciting process that would have not been possible without the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation through its’ support of the Halton Peel BioDiversity Network. We are very grateful” said Adams. Register through the link below today to become a part of something bigger. Become a part of World Wide Views on Biodiversity. For more information or to register see www.mainstreambiodiversity.ca or email jasmin.adams@