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Media Advisory - Queen's University hosts UC3 Forum: Innovating and Partnering for Climate Action Impact

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

KINGSTON – In 2018-19, Queen’s University extended its commitment to protecting the environment through strategic partnerships with Sustainable Kingston and the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3). Queen’s has recognized tremendous value in sustainability, and is seeking to continue the development of innovations and partnerships locally, nationally and internationally. This goal has inspired the working theme for the first Queen's University UC3 Forum: Innovating and Partnering for Climate Action Impact.

What

The Queen's University UC3 forum will cap off Sustainability Week on Thursday, October 3 with a daylong forum offering a robust line-up of speakers, panelists, and idea-sharing. The objective of this forum is to develop a shared understanding of the current state of climate action in the Kingston community and create connections and opportunities to support climate action goals.

When/Where

The forum starts at 9 am with opening remarks by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane, Kingston City Mayor Bryan Paterson, and Indigenous Elder Al Doxtator. The event is being held in the Mitchell Hall Event Commons, 69 Union Street West on the Queen’s campus.

The media are welcome to attend any part of the day including the Community Partnerships for Sustainability Panel at 2:30 pm. It features representatives from various Kingston community groups and will outline their climate action initiatives and determine how everyone can work together to achieve sustainability goals.

The panel is introduced and moderated by Councillor Bridget Doherty. The panel gathers representatives from Queen's University, St. Lawrence College, the City of Kingston, Sustainable Kingston, and Tyendinaga.

Who

Forum organizers Meghan Hatch and Ishana Gopaul will also be available to media before and after the panel discussion.

Contact

Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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