Ontario environmental commissioner discusses new report
The next talk in the Sustainable Energy Initiative Seminar Series will feature Gord Miller, environmental commissioner of Ontario, discussing the newly released annual report, Serving the Public.
The talk will take place Friday, Dec. 6, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, at 140 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building, Keele campus. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event sponsored by the Faculty of Environmental Studies. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A Q&A will follow the presentation. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miller was first sworn in as environmental commissioner of Ontario in 2000 to oversee the continued implementation of the Environmental Bill of Rights. He was reappointed to his third five-year term in 2010.
As an independent officer appointed by the Legislative Assembly, he oversees 14 ministries and monitors and reports annually on a three key areas, as follows:
- government compliance with the provisions of the Environmental Bill of Rights;
- government progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and
- activities in Ontario to reduce the use or make more efficient use of electricity, natural gas, propane, oil and transportation fuels.
For more information, visit the Faculty of Environmental Studies website.