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Get inspired at the Kingston Climate Change Symposium

December 11, 2017 -

Sustainable Kingston and the City of Kingston are partnering to host the Kingston Climate Change Symposium at the Grand Theatre on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

"This symposium aims to inspire action, showcase the latest developments in community-based climate initiatives, strengthen existing community networks and foster new ones," says Julie Salter-Keane, community projects manager.

The keynote address will be delivered by Canada's first female astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar, who will speak about the need for change, social responsibility, and the environment. Guest speakers include David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Brent Toderian, former Vancouver, B.C. Chief Planner and thought-leader. The event will also serve as a showcase of the exciting and innovative initiatives happening right here in Kingston with a series of local Ted-talk style speakers.

For full event details and to buy your ticket visit:

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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Twitter: @CityofKingston

About Sustainable Kingston

Sustainable Kingston's mission is to enhance the livability and resiliency of Kingston by sharing knowledge and providing resources and programs that drive community action. Sustainable Kingston is currently focusing its work on driving measurable improvements in the Kingston community across 6 priority areas: climate action, environmental stewardship, economic prosperity, sustainable transportation, sense of community, and food security.


Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300 or Joanna Piernicka, engagement manager for Sustainable Kingston at 613-544-2075 ext. 1