Eco East, Mères au Front – Prescott-Russell, in partnership with UCPR Coalition for Climate Action (UCCA), and Hammond Hill, is hosting community members from Prescott-Russell and beyond, on December 12, to contribute to the world’s first Global Assembly to guide world leaders on how to respond to the climate and ecological crisis.

In conjunction with the United Nations Climate Conference COP26 – which concluded in Glasgow (UK) on November 12 – the Global Assembly brought together a group of 100 people, representing a snapshot of the population of the planet, to learn about the climate and ecological crisis, and to deliberate and share their key messages – which they presented at COP26. This gathering of 100 people is called the Core Assembly. In parallel with the Core Assembly, people around the world are invited to host and participate in community assemblies to further expand the conversation.

Participants in the Prescott-Russell Community Assembly will consider and discuss the question: ‘How can humanity address the climate and ecological crisis in a fair and effective way?’ The feedback will contribute to a report to world leaders led by the Global Assembly.

The Prescott-Russell Community Assembly will take place at 600 Golf Rd, Hammond, ON on December 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to participate in the assembly is invited to register on Eventbrite (space is limited).

“I am really excited to be working with a dedicated group of local environmentalists to bring this event to our community and look forward to hearing individual perspectives on the climate and ecological crisis and the unique ideas for how we can contribute to a better future for all,” said Stephanie Marcil, the lead Prescott-Russell Community Assembly organizer and member of UCCA.

The event will be facilitated by the Chair of Eco East, Lisa Deacon, and coordinated by members of UCCA. Refreshments and lunch will be provided to participants thanks to sponsors Hammond Hill and AIM Project Management. Participants can also look forward to some great prize draws donated by event sponsors Broken Stick Brewing Company, Le Centre Mana, Hammond Hill, and Hammond Hill Golf and Country Club.