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Dr. Richard Kool with worship associate Fran Pardee – 

Many of us living on Vancouver Island think we’re pretty ‘green’ and are living more sustainable lives than people elsewhere in Canada. Rick’s presentation will explore the reality of the unsustainability of the human population on Vancouver Island and outline some of the issues that keep our unsustainability hidden from our eyes, while also offering some suggestions for action.

Rick Kool is a child of Dutch parents who grew up in Boston, Mass. He came to B.C. in 1971 and never looked back. He has worked as a high school teacher in Ucluelet, at the Royal BC Museum, in BC Parks and with the BC Ministry of Environment. 

He came to Royal Roads University in 2003 to found the MA program in Environmental Education and Communication. He is also a long-time member of the historic Congregation Emanu-El, and for the past seven years has been responsible for the 160-year-old Victoria Jewish Cemetery.

Video of the service.