Renowned climate scientist Dr. Jonathan Foley is set to share his expertise on climate change solutions at an upcoming virtual event hosted by Sustainable Kingston and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. The event will take place on May 3 from 6-7 p.m. and is open to the public.
Dr. Foley, the Executive Director of Project Drawdown, will discuss how his organization promotes the use of technologies that can mitigate and mend the damage done to our climate. He will also outline climate solution paths for individuals, homes, towns, cities, and public policy professionals through the Drawdown Roadmap. The event is an opportunity for anyone looking to develop a strategy against climate change and learn practical solutions to make a tangible difference in their community.
Project Drawdown has developed a list of 93 technologies and practices that can reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and are currently available, growing in scale, financially viable, able to have a net positive impact, and quantifiable under different scenarios.
According to Dr. Foley, every decision we make is a climate decision, from what we choose to eat, how we transport ourselves, how we manage our homes, what we buy, how we work, and what work we choose. He emphasized that we do not need perfect decisions, but rather better ones.
“Kingston declared a climate emergency, and it’s going to take contributions from everyone to ensure our future,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “Dr. Foley can help us chart what we can do as individuals and communities to make a tangible difference.”
The event is the result of a collective effort among community organizations to showcase routes to environmental sustainability. It is free and open to the public, but online registration is required to secure a spot.