Sandra Kanck new president of environment group

5 April 2009

Media Releases 2009
Sustainable Population Australia
4th April, 2009

At its AGM this afternoon, former South Australian state MP, Hon. Sandra Kanck, will take on the position of national president of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Ms Kanck says she is taking on the position at a time when more people are understanding that most of the environmental problems the world now faces are a result of unsustainable levels of population.

“The crises of climate change and associated water shortages, and other major problems peak oil and environmental degradation are all a consequence of human overpopulation and overuse of resources.

“Australia, as one of the world’s largest exploiters of natural resources, is a significant contributor to these problems.

“We owe it to future generations to live sustainably now, and limiting population growth is the most responsible action we can all take” said Ms Kanck.

Further comment: Sandra Kanck 8336 4114 or 0417882143

Note: SPA will hold a mini-conference in Adelaide this morning with speakers:

·      Professor Barry Brook, Professor of Climate Change, University of Adelaide

·      Dr Michael Lardelli, Beyond Oil South Australia

·      Dr Phil Lawn, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics, University of Adelaide

·      Mark O’Connor, poet and author of the book “Overloading Australia”, which was launched in Adelaide on Friday night.

The conference, which is open to the public, will be held from 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. in Room G03 in the Napier Building, University of Adelaide.


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