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Wondering how to address climate change?

October 7, 2019 -

Wondering what actions we can take to address climate change? On Oct. 22 the City will host the Change for Climate Town Hall, featuring special guest, Dianne Saxe.

Saxe, an internationally renowned environmental lawyer and former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will deliver a keynote talk and then address questions from members of City Council and the public.

"The intent of this session is to provide an opportunity for Council and the community to have a conversation about steps needed to address climate change," says Mayor Bryan Paterson.

The Change for Climate Town Hall will get underway at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Attendees are invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m. to explore audio/visual displays and learn about some of the work that is already underway by the City to address climate change.

"Climate change is a deeply troubling issue and top of mind for people in our community, across our country, and around the world. But there's reason for hope. Events like this Town Hall bring together leaders and the community so that we can learn, share best practices, and then turn that knowledge into concrete action to address this global issue," says Paterson.

People interested in the event are invited to RSVP. Individuals unable to attend will be able to follow along at home via a live stream that will be shared on the City's social media channels.

Demonstrating leadership on climate action is one of Council's 2019-2022 strategic priorities.