On March 15, 2019, QE3 Honour’s student, Julia Weder, co-organized the Kingston Climate Strike, a rally to demand meaningful, large-scale climate action from our institutions. Up to 800 people attended the Kingston event, joined by 1.6 million strikers internationally.
Throughout the planning stages, Julia used skills from Dr. Orihel’s science communication course (ENSC480) for writing press releases, keeping messages brief and powerful, and tailoring promotional materials to specific audiences. The event featured musicians, poets, politicians, chanting, and an interactive climate ribbon activity. Members of the environmental advocacy groups 350 Kingston and Queen’s Backing Action on Climate Change volunteered on rally day and continue to generate climate action momentum within the community.
Read the full article at the Kingston Whig Standard.