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Environmentalists, what are we fighting for?
Graham Saul
2018

By asking an obvious yet provocative question, Graham Saul’s new Metcalf Innovation Fellowship paper challenges us in many ways. It challenges us to identify what connects the disparate struggles that constitute today’s environmental movement. And it challenges us to articulate how to move forward in a hopeful and inspiring way.

Based on Graham’s 25+ years of working on the front lines of social justice and environmental issues, coupled with individual interviews he conducted with 116 of Canada’s leading environmentalists, his paper explores the power of words in mobilizing and inspiring social movements of the past, and puts forward ideas for how the environmental community might organize around a common goal.

Designed to spark debate, this paper blends the personal and professional, weaving Graham’s and other sector leaders’ reflections on what they are fighting for, with a critical analysis of how social movements are built, flourish, and upend the status quo in pursuit of a better world. Over the coming months, Graham will host a series of gatherings in cities across the country to dig deeper into the issues and ideas outlined in his Metcalf paper.

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What are environmentalists fighting for?
National Observer, Graham Saul
October 18, 2018


Stuck Between Hope and Fear
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, host Steve Paikin interviews report author Graham Saul
November 7, 2018


Report Launch Event

Thursday, November 1, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 pm, doors open at 4:30pm
Alliance Française Toronto

We invite you to join the Metcalf Foundation and a range of leaders from the environmental movement to celebrate the launch of Graham Saul’s Metcalf Innovation Fellowship paper Environmentalists, what are we fighting for? Graham’s talk is being recorded for the CBC Radio program Ideas. After his remarks, there will be an opportunity for the audience to weigh-in with reactions and questions, followed by an informal and celebratory reception.

We look forward to discussing this thought-provoking work with you on November 1st.

Please register for the event by October 25 via our Eventbrite page at: saul-report-launch.eventbrite.ca

If you require additional information, please contact Environment Program Director Andre Vallillee at avallillee@metcalffoundation.com.

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