Virtual event on Project Drawdown an opportunity to develop climate strategy

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Next month, Sustainable Kingston and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) are holding a virtual event featuring Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of Project Drawdown. This Zoom presentation is geared toward anyone who is concerned about climate change and looking for practical solutions.

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 6 to 7 p.m., Dr. Foley will share how Drawdown promotes the use of technologies that can mitigate and mend the damage done to our climate, according to a release from KFPL. Through the Drawdown Roadmap, he will outline climate solution paths for individuals, homes, towns, cities, and public policy professionals.

According to the release, Project Drawdown has developed a list of 93 technologies and practices that can reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and are currently available, growing in scale, financially viable, able to have a net positive impact, and quantifiable under different scenarios. Every decision we currently make is a climate decision, the library stated. “What we choose to eat, how we transport ourselves, how we manage our homes, what we buy, how we work, and what work we choose — we don’t need perfect decisions; we do need better decisions. It’s our time for action.”

The library noted that this is a unique opportunity for anyone looking to develop a strategy against climate change. “Attending this event will teach practical solutions and empower you to make a tangible difference in your community,” KFPL said.

“Kingston declared a climate emergency, and it’s going to take contributions from everyone to ensure our future,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “Dr. Foley can help us chart what we can do as individuals and communities to make a tangible difference.”

According to the release, this event is the result of a collective effort among community organizations to showcase routes to environmental sustainability, without whose energy this would not be possible. The event is free and open to the public. Register at to secure your spot.

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