The Soil Connection: Eating Meat For the Good of the Planet
a lecture by HOLLY DRESSEL
Best-Selling Author, Teacher, Environmentalist and Researcher
Best-selling author and researcher, Professor Holly Dressel of McGill’s School of the Environment is one of Canada's most recognized names in teaching, environmental studies, health care, economic concerns and aboriginal issues.
Dressel is best known for her work with celebrated environmentalist David Suzuki on film and radio programs, as well as the three books they have written together: From Naked Ape to Super-species, Good News for a Change and More Good News. All three books handle problems specific to urban environments and argue for the extreme importance of biodiversity in the healthy survival of all systems, from water and carbon cycles to climate and social cohesion. She is also the writer, producer, broadcaster or researcher for many radio and television series and documentaries, mostly done for CBC and the NFB. In addition to her involvement with environmental subjects, Dressel wrote Who Killed the Queen? The Story of a Community Hospital and How to Fix Health Care, the most complete book on the history and status of the Canadian Health care system. Professor Dressel is in demand as a journalist, speaker and media expert on a variety of issues, including climate change, economic systems, biodiversity and habitat preservation, indigenous and traditional systems, public health and genetic engineering.
Dressel has worked for many years with native and traditional communities around the world, from the Quebec Cree and Mohawk to the people of Colombia’s Choco and the Kerala region of India.