Host an sustainability ideas series (e.g. films, lectures, how to sessions)
Sustainability is a complex and difficult topic. Many people get a sense about what it is, some don't get it at all and many others think green consumerism (e.g. cloth bags, CFL lightbulbs) is all that's required to build a friendly and safe global future. A multimedia ideas series, perhaps at community centres, would be a great tool to inform people about what is actually required (e.g. reducing overall consumption) for us to build a sustainable global civilization.
Will share this idea with other organizations in the community that already have some of this type of programming.
Jacques Fresco is coming to Vancouver to give a talk on a sustainable future on Oct. 23rd. http://www.thevenusproject.com/
Pradeep K.Verma MBBS commented
While presentations on sustainability issues are a great idea given the dismal insight about this crucial topic in the minds of the public, the urgency of the situation of a large scale public engagement that is critical, attention must be paid to three crucial issues 1. Would the carbon cost of the presentation be justified ? 2. How much room has been created for a real time audience participation? 3. What is the motivation level amongst the audience and whether there is a realistic expectation that it would rise after the presentations are made?