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“Seeds of Hope” at University of Manitoba

By Maxine Stewart, Winnipeg

On Sep 8, 12 and 15 the exhibition, “Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change” was displayed in the main hallway of the Education Building at the University of Manitoba. 

Due to the efforts of Kazutoshi Yoshino, a Ph.D. student in Education at the university, many students and professors including the university president, David T. Barnard viewed the panels that aim to inspire individuals to be a change toward a sustainable future. 

The exhibition is designed to encourage viewers to overcome feelings of powerlessness and highlight the fact that a single individual can initiate positive change. It stresses the positive vision for sustainable living expressed in the Earth Charter, and gives examples of individuals who have successfully taken action for change. 

The director of the Office of Sustainability, Leanne Shewchuk praised this empowering approach to sustainability, and suggested the display as part of Sustainability Month in the end of October and profile it as part of the World’s Largest Lesson (UN Sustainable Development Goals). 

To read more about “Seeds of Hope” exhibition, click here: http://www.sgi.org/in-focus/2010/seeds-of-hope.html