ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE is hosting its annual gala Feb. 9 at the Toronto Reference Library.

Toronto, Ont. – The visual evidence of how humans are shaping the environment will be centre stage at ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE’s Annual Gala on Feb.9.

During the event, internationally renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, along with filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, will speak about their upcoming multidisciplinary investigation: The Anthropocene Project, which explores the extent of humanity’s impact on the planet.

A rare glimpse of the photography and film project, which is the third of a triology following Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, will be shown during the event. The projected release date is fall 2018.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE Gala

WHERE: The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

TIME: Speeches start at 7:20 p.m.

WHO: Photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier from The Anthropocene Project. Laurie Brown from CBC Radio will emcee the event.

WHAT: ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE’S Annual Gala is a fundraising event that brings together representatives from industry, arts, labour, government and the charitable sector to celebrate and support Environmental Defence’s work to protect sources of drinking water and local food, reduce Canadians’ exposure to toxic chemicals, and promote a clean economy.

*Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jen Mayville, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext. 228; 905-330-0172 (cell); jmayville@environmentaldefence.ca