Grade 11 students at Lester B. Pearson’s 12 high schools in the West Island have a contest to win. The prize is a seat at environmental activist Dr. David Suzuki’s lecture at John Abbott College, Oct. 24.
Students must write a one-page essay on Suzuki’s lecture topic, The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the Real Bottom Line. The deadline for essays is Tuesday.
Suzuki will talk about how the human drive to work, win and live big are destroying the planet and how young people should become more engaged in the battle to change those behaviours. Two winning essays will be selected by each school. Winners will attend a breakfast before the lecture and, following lunch, tour John Abbott College’s new Science and Health Technology building which officially opens the same day.
A live feed of the lecture is available to Lester B. Pearson schools.