Yesterday Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Guelph hosted a meeting to discuss its Speed River Project. Guest speaker Dr. Karen Morrison discussed her work on ecohealth, suggesting human well-being is rooted in a sense of place. Communities should be defined by natural boundaries, such as watersheds, rather than artificial ones.
OPIRG Guelph’s work operates on the principle that environmental stability depends on social justice. The Speed River Project has coordinated social action to enhance the local environment, including tree planting and an annual river cleanup. Yesterday’s meeting culminated in a focus group discussion to gain public input toward future initiatives.
I hope to feature more on Dr. Morrison and the work of OPIRG in future.