Climate Change Poster Reception

Artwork created by Hamilton high school students for the 2nd Annual Fighting Climate Change Poster Contest will be exhibited at a public reception at the Central Library, 55 York Blvd., on Friday, April 13th from 7 pm – 9 pm. The public are invited to see what Hamilton high school students have to say about tackling climate change.

 Each year Green Venture and Clean Air Hamilton ask local high school students to create posters that inspire others to take action on climate change.  This year, more than forty artists used a variety of materials and techniques to share their messages.  The emerging theme?  These students care about our environment and they want to see change happen.  According to Ancaster High student Josephin Lorenz “It didn’t take a long time to choose my motive after I got the theme.  I would show all the easy and good things, which can help to rescue the earth.  But you can’t do this alone; we all have to work together.”

If every person is inspired to do just one or two actions communicated in these posters it can collectively make a big difference to fight climate change. Visitors to the reception will have a chance to pledge to try out an action depicted by their favourite poster. The evening events will also include recognition of top works, refreshments and introductions by representatives of the McMaster Centre for Climate Change, and Clean Air Hamilton.  The reception is one of many Central Library activities planned for April 13.  The posters will be on display in the lobby of Central Library for the remainder of April. 

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