Public Forum on Climate Change - May 12, 2014

On Monday, May 12 a public forum on climate change was held at the Hamilton Public Library (55 York Blvd.). The title was ‘Climate Change: what can we do in Hamilton?’  Click here to see the poster. About 200 people attended.

The focus was on specific actions that can be taken in Hamilton to make a positive difference.  This year the forum was co-hosted by the Council of Canadians Hamilton Chapter, Environment Hamilton, 350Hamilton, Green Venture, and First Nations. Ten other community organizations co-sponsored the event and promoting it throughout the city.

The speakers were Gordon McBean (Director, Research and External Relations – Centre for Environment and Sustainability and Director, Policy Studies – Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction), Brian Kelly (Manager of Sustainability, Office of the CAO, Region of Durham) and Danielle B. (One of the many voices that represent the water and land.  Danielle is Anishnaabe Kwe from Garden River, Ontario). The Manitou Mkwa Singers were part of opening the program.

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