Martha Wainwright in conversation with David Buckland and Tom Rand of Cape Farewell on Arctic Journeys and other adventures
In 2008 Martha Wainwright joined the Cape Farewell expedition to West Greenland along with fellow musicians Feist, Laurie Anderson, KT Tunstall and other artists and scientists. Â On this extraordinary journey she composed a new song which she will perform. Â Cape Farewell director David Buckland will show film clips of the expedition and join Martha in conversation to discuss with Tom Rand the issues climate change, the Arctic reality, and the important perspective artists bring to this important subject.
Martha WainwrightÂ is a Canadian musician whose music melds genres of folk, rock, country, and chanson singing. Wainwright joined Cape Farewell for their 2008 Disko Bay Expedition.
David BucklandÂ created and now directs the Cape Farewell Project, he is a designer, artist and film-maker.
Tom RandÂ is a global thought leader with a recognized record ofÂ extraordinary achievement in the promotion of a low carbon economy. A greenÂ entrepreneur, investor, advisor, public speaker, and author, Randâ€™s ambition isÂ to help bring clean technology to life. Tom is: the Cleantech SeniorÂ Advisor atÂ MaRS Discovery District; the founder and director of VCi Green Funds; ManagingÂ Director of ArcTern Ventures; a co-developer ofÂ Planet Traveler, the â€œgreenestÂ hotel in North America”; and the author of bothÂ Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our WorldÂ and recent bestsellerÂ Waking the Frog:Â Solutions for our Climate Change Paralysis.
Tom speaks publicly about the issue because it is his belief that weÂ have yet to have a serious, public conversation about the threat ofÂ climateÂ change, and the economic opportunities afforded by the globalÂ transformation to a low-carbon economy.