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The Eco-Pragmatist: Events in Toronto, Montreal & Ottawa

Dear Patron,

For decades, we’ve been told that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy us along with our planet. But using them has improved every measure of human well-being from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety. Civilization has flourished in food production, healthcare innovation, communication, transportation, technology creation and much more.

I believe we should look for ways to include humans in the environment instead of creating an impossible and impractical "either people or the planet" debate. We know that a robust economy supports innovation in environmental technology.

Will you engage with us in this timely conversation? Check out
 our new eco-pragmatist.com site, and read below for more information on this year's spring event tour with thought-provoking author Alex Epstein!

Please register and also forward this invitation to your friends!

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Leah Costello
Chief Ideas Curator
Curious Mind Group of Companies

P.S. Check out our crowd-funding campaign at www.eco-pragmatist.com and join our movement!
Sponsorship Opportunities: septima@leahcostello.com or 604-227-3576

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TORONTO - Alex Epstein

President, The Center for Industrial Progress

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Friday, June 19, 2015

Koener Hall

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Alex' presentation in Toronto will be part of Moses Znaimer's ideacity conference. Special sponsor-rate 3 Day passes or 1 Day passes available.

Order 3 Day Passes Online


Contact Anna at 647-799-0324 x 104

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MONTREAL - Alex Epstein

President & Founder, Center for Industrial Progress

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sofitel TBC

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Order Montreal Tickets Online


Contact Anna at 604-227-3563 or anna@leahcostello.com.

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OTTAWA - Alex Epstein

President, The Center for Industrial Progress

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fairmont Chateau Laurier TBC

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Order Ottawa Tickets Online


Contact Anna at 604-227-3563 or anna@leahcostello.com.

“If you want to see the power of fine logic, fine writing, and fine research, read Epstein’s book. In my long career, it is simply the best popular-market book about climate, environmental policy, and energy that I have read. Laymen and experts alike will be boggled by Epstein’s clarity.”

Director, Center for the Study of Science
Cato Institute

In The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, energy expert Alex Epstein presents that the moral significance of cheap and reliable energy is woefully undervalued in the court of public opinion. In the current debate, advocates address only the downside instead of also focusing on the positive, life-enhancing benefits of fossil fuels; their decidedly unique ability to support a world of seven billion people.

Additionally, while it’s impossible for resource development to have zero impact and risk on the environment, we are seeing exponential improvements in stewardship and innovation. Innovation that may one day provide practical and “greener” alternatives. How does the wealth created from using fossil fuels contribute to this? Given the considerations of both human and environmental realities, what is the impact on the environment and human progress if those innovation investments are curtailed?

Is it time to change the discussion from being an “either the economy or the environment” to one that includes a broader view and incorporates all needs, present and future? Drawing on original insights and cutting-edge research, Epstein argues that yes, the time has come.

For tickets to any of these events, please contact Anna at 604-227-3563 or anna@leahcostello.com.


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