CORNWALL, ON – On February 17, 2022, a webinar, called a Positive Discussion for Climate Action, will be hosted through the collaboration of the City of Cornwall, the St. Lawrence River Institute, and Cornwall’s Youth for Climate Action Working Group.
This initiative backs the Council’s vote to declare a climate emergency in December 2021, joining over 500 Canadian municipalities in recognizing a climate crisis.
The conversation will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature individuals, and organizations with one common interest in promoting the hard and dedicated work that is being undertaken in order to better the climate change situation.
“There is without a doubt a climate crisis and people and nature all over the world are experiencing the negative impacts of extreme weather events. It’s very sad and overwhelming. We want to highlight the good; the individuals and organizations that are responding to the crisis and making a difference. We can all learn from them,” said Angela Parker, Sustainability Project Coordinator for the City of Cornwall. “And I think that it is particularly important that we are including members of the Youth for Climate Action Working Group. We need to give them hope for their future.”
Anyone wanting to take part in the free event can do so by registering at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bxunUpkPQZWak6yb2zNOtw.
Earlier this year, Angela Parker, Sustainability Project Coordinator for the City of Cornwall, created the Cornwall’s Youth for Climate Action Working Group, to provide students with a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss climate change. The group is currently looking for students from CCVS, L’Heritage, and St. Matthew’s. Anyone interested in joining Cornwall’s Youth for Climate Action Working Group can do so by sending an email to Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on this year’s Eco Day, taking place throughout the City on April 23, 2022, will be announced later this month.