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Mobilizing Kingston for the Climate Emergency

Live Online Event

2022-05-16 19:00:00 2022-05-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Mobilizing Kingston for the Climate Emergency Join moderator Dan Hendry with KFPL, Earthub, Sustainable Kingston and community organizers for author Seth Klein's climate conversation. In the Community - Zoom A

Monday, May 16
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-05-16 19:00:00 2022-05-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Mobilizing Kingston for the Climate Emergency Join moderator Dan Hendry with KFPL, Earthub, Sustainable Kingston and community organizers for author Seth Klein's climate conversation. In the Community - Zoom A

Join moderator Dan Hendry with KFPL, Earthub, Sustainable Kingston and community organizers for author Seth Klein's climate conversation.

About the Event

Join us in the discussion with Seth Klein on how Canada can respond to the climate emergency where Seth outlines how employment concerns and climate change can be aligned.   It is not an either/or choice. Mobilization to a worldwide pandemic has demonstrated that leadership, joint effort and investment by government, industry, media and citizenry is possible.  In the face of a climate emergency, Seth Klein draws analogies from historical wartime mobilization to retool our economy in the space of a few years, improving health outcomes while reducing social inequality. If not now, when?

Outcomes

Be inspired by what Canada accomplished in another crisis - the Second World War - and what we can do together now to face the climate emergency. Learn why emission reductions must take place on a personal and municipal level, gain insight into social justice and climate issues, and walk away with strategies to engage in climate solutions

About the Expert 

Seth Klein has been immersed in climate change and inequality issues for his working life.  He is currently the Team Lead and Director of Strategy with the Climate Emergency Unit (a five-year project with the David Suzuki Institute). Seth served for 22 years (1996-2018) as the founding BC Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic, and environmental justice.

 Seth is a founder and served for eight years as co-chair of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, a network of over 50 community organizations campaigning for a comprehensive poverty reduction plan in BC.  He is an advisory board member for the Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance. And he is a founder, advisor, and instructor for Next UP, a leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice.

 Seth lives in East Vancouver with his partner Christine Boyle and two children.  He has been listed by Vancouver Magazine as one of the 50 most powerful people in the city, and by Homemakers Magazine among the “60 men we love”.  He does not know how he ended up on either list, but he humbly accepts the latter.

About the Organizers

The host organizations represent Kingston citizens, brothers, sisters, friends, acquaintances, and grandparents that want to engage our community in this narrowing climate window and spur our community to action.  Growing up, working, raising our families, supporting the many and diverse community charities and not-for-profits in Kingston is our and everyone’s legacy that is threatened by the climate crisis. 

“Fifteen metropolitan areas were identified as most at-risk for extreme heat in the future. A total of 17 million Canadians lived in these communities, per 2020 Statistics Canada estimates.” Alex McKeen, The Toronto Star - April 19, 2022, Kingston is one of these cities.

Kingston will continue to feel the increasing effects of climate emergency and the key to tackling these issues means bringing our friends, family, neighbours, clients and colleagues with us:  using our many voices, bodies, stories, drama and art to communicate why this climate emergency binds us together in collective and immediate action.

Thank you for joining us! Let’s reverse greenhouse gas emissions together and leave no one behind!

Sincerely,

Dan Hendry, Mary Jane Philp, Jim Brown & Joan Lee, KFPL, Earth Hub and Sustainable Kingston

 

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | New Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Interests & Lifelong Learning |

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