The following speakers will address the delegates at the Students Summit in Banff:
SIMON JACKSON – Chairman & Founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition
SImon Jackson founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition at the age of 13 in the quest to unite the voice of young people to save British Columbia’s endangered white Kermode or spirit bear.
Through the Youth Coalition, Jackson helped raise international awareness about the plight of the spirit bear – helping make the issue the most supported conservation initiative in Canadian history and having it recognized by Time Magazine as one of the most critical environmental issues facing our planet.
At the 2010 G8 Students’ Summit, Simon will address issues of sustainable energy, and specifically, what young people can do to be meaningfully engaged in this debate (read more about Simon Jackson).
EVAN SOLOMON – CBC Television Broadcaster, Journalist, & Author
Evan Solomon is a two-time Gemini award winning broadcaster and journalist, and the host of the most watched national political affairs TV show in Canada.
A published author, Solomon’s books include the best-selling Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy Is Changing Everything, which was nominated for the National Business Book Award and the National Science Book of the Year, and Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine: How to Solve the World’s Food Crisis. Both books were recently re-released as Food and Fuel. He is also the author of the best-selling novel Crossing the Distance and two children’s books published by Penguin Books.
At the 2010 G8 Students’ Summit, Mr. Solomon will speak about the issues and challenges of achieving sustainable health (read more about Evan Solomon).