Earth Day: Screening of “Why Equity?” + Q&A
with Harvey Locke & Marie-Eve Marchand ~ LIVE STREAM

  April 22, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  | Thursday

Program Fee: FREE

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Join us for a special Earth Day screening and conversation in partnership with Bow Valley Climate Action

Join artsPlace in partnership with Bow Valley Climate Action on Earth Day and be one of the first to see the new show, Why Equity? The Importance of an Equitable, Carbon-Neutral, Nature-Positive World and ask questions directly to local experts Harvey Locke and Marie-Eve Marchand.


6:30 pm - 90 minutes

Why Equity? The Importance of an Equitable, Carbon-Neutral, Nature-Positive World
Nature is in trouble. Biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse rank as one of the top five threats that humanity will face in the next ten years. How will we address this looming crisis while simultaneously combating climate change and the growing challenges of inequality among people? As a solution to these interconnected problems, a global movement has begun to create an Equitable, Nature-Positive, Carbon-Neutral World. 

A new show called Why Equity? The Importance of an Equitable, Carbon-Neutral, Nature-Positive World, has been co-produced by Banff local Marie-Eve Marchand and is hosted by local conservationist Harvey Locke. This show explores the centrality of equity to environmental conversations and actions. It dives into the intersectionality of biodiversity loss and climate change and how these relate to poverty, human rights, youth engagement, and Indigenous worldviews.

You will enjoy this show if you have ever wondered:
• How do human rights relate to the environment?
• How does world views affect our relationships with Nature?
• Why should youth be at decision-making tables?
• In what way is the relationship between poverty, biodiversity, and gender self-reinforcing?
• What can you do to solve the interconnected crises of biodiversity and climate change?

To protect our future, we need a bold new vision for our humanity and nature, towards an Equitable, Nature-Positive, Carbon-Neutral future. Why Equity? The Importance of an Equitable, Carbon-Neutral, Nature-Positive World, might just lead the way.


8:00 pm - Live Q&A with local experts

+ Harvey Locke

Harvey Locke is a conservationist, writer, and photographer. Known for his passionate public speaking in favour of Nature on every continent, he is a recognized global leader in the field of parks, wilderness and large landscape conservation. He is a founder of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and of the Nature Needs Half Movement. His work has been featured in international films and television programs and his photography has been used in many publications in many countries. His popular writing has been published in English, French, and Spanish, he has co-curated art shows about Nature in major North American museums, and he has written many peer-reviewed articles. Named one of Canada’s leaders for the 21st century by Time Magazine, Harvey has been recognized with a number of awards for his work including the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Harvey received an Honorary Degree from the Faculties of Science and Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary in June 2018. He lives in Banff National Park, Canada.

+ Mare-Eve Marchand

Marie-Eve Marchand lives and works in Banff with her husband Harvey Locke. She successfully coordinates the movement to bring the plains bison back to Banff National Park and on the Buffalo Treaty among over twenty indigenous communities in Alberta, BC, SK and Montana. She is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WPCA) and received the national Golden Leaf Award for her work on protecting the last undammed river in Southern Quebec. She previously helped develop the idea of Wilderness in French “Nature sauvage” and played a key in role in the Quebec government’s commitment to protect at least half of Northern Quebec.
System Entrepreneurship is the core of what she does by bringing culture, conservation sciences, communications and policy together for Nature. She also works and volunteers for nature across the country and beyond with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and MEC’s national community foundation, Canada’s leading outdoor store. She is from Lac-St-Jean, Quebec and lived, studied or worked in Jamaica, United Kingdom, Italy, Cameroon and Colorado, USA. She has a business degree, a Masters in Environmental Sciences and has extensive experience with non-profit management, political strategy and marketing and communications.

+ Alissa Sallans (BVCA moderator)

Bow Valley Climate Action (BVCA)

Bow Valley Climate Action is a group of citizens who are deeply concerned about climate change.

"We live, work, or just spend time in the Bow Valley. We are a volunteer organization, and always welcome new members!  We are a registered non-profit society.We believe that individual as well as collective action on climate can make a difference. We seek to accelerate that action. Our goal is to galvanize citizen engagement in the Bow Valley, promoting civil citizen dialogue that spurs individual and collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

How do virtual tickets work?

Reserve one ticket per household and view on your computer, laptop, tablet, etc. Ticket holders will be emailed an exclusive access link (blue button) to the live stream automatically upon payment.

Watch the event through Zoom on April 22 at 6:30 pm. On exactly 6:30 pm you will see a link in the virtual player to open and join the event. Just like watching in artsPlace's theatre, a LIVE STREAMED event is running live from the time the event starts! If you have to leave, you will miss part of the show. So have your popcorn ready in advance!

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