St. Lawrence College was pleased to co-sponsor the 2021 Sustainable Kingston Climate Change Symposium in partnership with the City of Kingston. The virtual symposium brought together climate champions to the latest developments on community-based climate initiatives and was emceed by SLC’s Sustainability Manager, Brooke Gilmour.
The event featured a keynote speech by Severn Cullis-Suzuki. At just 12 years old, Severn Cullis-Suzuki gained international attention when she delivered her famous speech at the Rio Earth Summit, pleading for the delegates to preserve the planet. Since then, Severn has continued to advocate for intergenerational justice — justice for future generations —, speaking to audiences around the world about the necessity of returning to our deepest human values and acting with the future in mind when it comes to environmental sustainability.
Attendees also enjoyed talks from David Phillips, Senior Climatologist for Environment Canada, Henrique S. Benites, PhD candidate on regenerative and circular approaches for cities and buildings, and Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest.
Watch the 2021 Sustainable Kingston Climate Change Symposium