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Protecting Biodiversity in Ontario: The Environmental Commissioner’s Perspective
Monday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Presentation: Ellen will share how Ontarians can use the Environmental Bill of Rights to strengthen environmental laws and policies, including protecting natural heritage. Biodiversity highlights from the Commissioner’s recently released report – especially the province’s track record on species at risk and protected areas – will also feature in her talk. Don’t miss this informative and engaging presentation!
The Presenter: Ellen Schwartzel is currently the Deputy Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. One of her current priorities is to help Ontarians use their citizen engagement toolkit under the Environmental Bill of Rights. Prior to joining the ECO, Ellen spent several years in advocacy for environmental organizations and research support for Ontario’s Environment Minister. Her academic background is in botany.