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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: How Diversity is Unlocking Solutions for our Future

On Earth Day (April 22, 2021) at 7:00 pm, the Boivin Center for French Language and Culture will partner with the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Museum of Work and Culture to present an online roundtable featuring the founders of CarbonConnect™ (Institutional Carbon Offset Scaling Solutions) speaking on preserving our global forests through advancements in forest carbon sequestration and trading.

There is perhaps no place in the world where the forestry industry and the French language are more intertwined than Quebec and Canada From this lens, innovative approaches to the threat of climate change and biodiversity loss are arising, including advancements in carbon offset production and trading to unlock the true strengths of the world’s forests and First Nations peoples who reside in them. This unique event will provide valuable insight into new ways to incentivize people and governments alike to preserve forests and biodiversity.

This one-of-a-kind free webinar will demonstrate how foreign language proficiency opens a world of opportunities to those who embrace innovation through diversity. Students, professors, and life-long learners will gain insights on the importance of working together on a truly global scale to develop solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss.

“Foreign language study is vital in today’s global community; it is not enough to rely on translators to introduce them to the world outside of our region. By learning a foreign language, students will be introduced, not only to the language they study but also to the cultures where that language is spoken,” said Dr. Mel B. Yoken, professor emeritus of French, UMass Dartmouth.

«CarbonConnect’s nature-based forest management will build back biodiversity over large tracts of forest land, fight climate change and strengthen the resilience of indigenous landowners» – Michael Brent Tolmie, CEO, CarbonConnect TM

Topics and speakers 

• Forests servicing the people – Gaston Déry (Strategic advisor and trainer in sustainable development, social responsibility and biodiversity conservation)

• Quebec and Canada’s champions of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development – Jacques Prescott, M.Sc., Biological Sciences

• The convergence of cultures at the origin of an innovative company –Martin Prescott

• Towards a new forest economy –Michael Brent Tolmie (CEO, CarbonConnectTM)


This program will provide:

  • Awareness into new ways to incentivize people and governments to preserve forests and biodiversity. · Valuable insights into the latest approaches to humanity’s most pressing problems.
  • Understanding of the value of multi-lingual skills in the global economy.

To register for the webinar, go to https://bit.ly/3d7MEP5 

The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Museum of Work and Culture do not sponsor nor endorse CarbonConnect.


Apr 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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