The Natural Step Founder Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt to speak at EcoCare 2010: Sustainability and Health Care (London, ON)

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 12:30pm to 8:00pm

Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, the Founder of The Natural Step, is visiting Canada in October and will be speaking at the London Health Science Centre's EcoCare 2010--the only conference in Canada to speak directly to the link between healthcare, healthy communities, and the environment. Don't miss the opportunity to hear him speak by registering for the conference.

Dr. Robèrt's presentation is entitled Sustainability and Health Care: The Connection Between The Natural Step Framework and Health from a Systems Perspective. He will draw on his personal experience as a cancer specialist and internationally-recognised thought leader on sustainable development, and will share how his cancer research led to the creation of The Natural Step, a global network of non-profit organizations that lead change toward sustainability.

The event will take place on October 18-19 at the London Convention Centre in London, ON, and Dr. Robèrt will deliver the opening keynote presentation on October 18 at 8:45am.

Following Dr. Robèrt's keynote, The Natural Step Canada's John Purkis and Sarah Brooks will also be delivering a breakout workshop session on October 18 at 10:15am, entitled Envisioning Sustainability: Health Care for the New Millennium. This interactive workshop will create a space for participants to explore the utility of The Natural Step Framework, the benefits that it can bring to the health services sector, and the challenges and opportunities for organizations in taking a leadership role on sustainability.

Come visit The Natual Step Canada team and learn more about our services at the trade show. We'll be there all day on October 18.

About EcoCare 2010

EcoCare 2010 is two full days of learning, strategizing and networking. Our theme, Understanding and Moving Toward Sustainability is all about sharing insights, connecting with others committed to ecological stewardship and creating green leaders. We know that both healthcare organizations and the communities they care for have an uncomfortable dependence on heavy metals and fossil fuels. We know we are producing and accumulating toxins at an alarming rate. We realize we have a responsibility to ensure people around the world have the ability to meet basic needs. What we need is an environmental approach that will ensure safety, security and sustainability for everyone.

For full details on EcoCare 2010 and to register, click here.