Kingston Climate Change Conference: Use Your Brain to Change Your Footprint

Published on: 2019/02/04 - in Releases

Use Your Brain to Change Your FootprintRELEASE — Climate change is easily the most critical issue of our time and changes in our behaviours are happening, but not quickly enough.

Join us at the Ongwanada Resource Centre on Sat. Feb. 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an informative, inspiring and empowering day that focuses on climate change in Kingston, Ontario.

“We want to raise awareness about climate change certainly, be more than that, we hope to inspire individuals and groups to take action,” said conference organizer, Julia Miller. “We can all contribute to collective impact at the local level.”

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Guest speakers include:

Tim Yearington, Algonquin Medicine Ways; Pavel Graymason, Ontario SWITCH; Carla Teixeira, Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation; Tess Wittman, Sustainable Kingston; Emily Ferguson, co-founder of the Kingston Climate Hub; Justin Hilborn who runs Fat of the Land farm; David Knowles, founder of Carbonleader; Nathan Manion of the Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre at St. Lawrence College, Michael Ladouceur, former air scientist with the Ministry of the Environment; Yara Chard, owner and operator of BOHO & HOBO Boutique, Sara Mokhtar, lifestyle and wellness coach; Nicole Arthur, Arbonne consultant; and others.

There will also be a variety of table displays attended by local businesses and organizations.

Attendees will:

  • have an opportunity to express climate change priorities
  • hear a variety of perspectives on our current context and issues
  • learn about key climate change contributors
  • find out about what local champions and problem solvers are doing
  • have a chance to ask questions of panelists
  • meet local people making a positive change
  • explore opportunities and resources available in Kingston
  • have a chance to win door prizes


9:30: Welcome and audience poll
10:00: Understanding current issues and context
10:45: Key contributors
12:20: Lunch
1:00: Local champions and problem solvers
2:40: Break
2:55: Raising awareness and working together
4:00: Kingston Community Challenge
4:30: Close

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Release & image (registration links added): Kingston Climate Hub