Poh-Gek Forkert on how a small community took on big trash

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Beeton Hall (main floor), Toronto, ON


Come on out to hear Dr. Poh-Gek Forkert talk about her involvement in a big environmental battle. Her book, Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the toxic waste would have on the community, Poh-Gek Forkert was part of the adventures and misadventures of their decades-long fight.