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Climate Change is Here - Kingston unveils temporary outdoor display

April 17, 2019 -

Earlier this morning outside City Hall, Mayor Bryan Paterson unveiled a new exhibition called Climate Change is Here.

This outdoor, visual display features striking imagery from the award-winning National Geographic Magazine, and takes a special look at Canadian technologies developed to help fight climate change.

"We've identified climate change as a top priority here in Kingston. We're setting ambitious goals and achieving them will require us to be innovative" says Mayor Paterson. "Not only is this display an opportunity for us to learn about the impact climate change is having around the world, it also highlights Canadian technologies at the forefront of combatting it. That's exactly the approach we'll want to take as a community; understand the issue as best as we can and then find innovative ways, and embrace smart partnerships, to address it."

This display, which will be outside City Hall until July 7, is on loan from the Canada Science and Technology Museum and its partners, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

"The Museum is proud to partner with National Geographic Society and government agencies tackling climate change to bring the dramatic images of the Climate Change is Here exhibition to visitors," wrote Christina Tessier, President and CEO of Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation in an email.

"This travelling exhibition, part of the Museum's Let's Talk Energy multi-year initiative, is another example of how we fulfill our national role as Canada's leading science culture communicators," she added. 

"We hope all residents will take the opportunity between now and July 7 to experience this display," says Mayor Paterson. "It's ours to learn from."

Find more information about Climate Change is Here.

Did you know the City of Kingston has a Climate Action Plan?  See what climate actions you can take today to help mitigate the effects of climate change at www.CityofKingston.ca/ClimateAction