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OTTAWA, February 21, 2017 — The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, internationally renowned ice climber Will Gadd, and indigenous youth leader Andrea Brazeau participated in a Talk Energy Week livestream today.
Organized by the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation’s Let’s Talk Energy initiative, this will be the fourth year for this national energy literacy awareness and outreach campaign. Talk Energy Week — the biggest campaign of its kind in the country — aims to encourage Canadians to talk in a balanced and fact-based way about energy and climate change. In 2016, Talk Energy Week reached more than three million Canadians.
This year’s theme will focus on bringing energy efficiency solutions from idea to action and awareness and adaptability to changing climate conditions. The panellists were:
- The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre
- Will Gadd, internationally renowned ice climber and Red Bull athlete, and leader of the On Thin Ice expedition into the Athabasca Glacier
- Andrea Brazeau, indigenous youth leader from Kangiqusualujjuaq, Northern Quebec, now studying in Montreal
“Young Canadians are the climate leaders not just of tomorrow but of today. They know that to fight climate change we need to bring big ideas and find new ways to generate energy, and new ways to use less energy in our day-to-day lives. As we move to implement our made-in-Canada climate plan I encourage all Canadians, especially young people, to join us for Talk Energy Week, to help us turn our ideas into meaningful actions.”
— The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre
“Energy and climate change are two of the most important issues facing the planet. The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is pleased to lead the fourth annual Talk Energy Week, with events held across the country that facilitate the energy and climate conversation. Canada is a nation with the opportunity to be a leader in sustainable energy and climate change solutions. We are happy to welcome Minister McKenna, Will Gadd, and Andrea Brazeau as they inspire the next generation of innovators in these fields.”
— Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
About the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation is Canada’s only comprehensive science and technology collecting institution. Headquartered in Ottawa, the Corporation operates three Museums: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The Corporation’s mandate is to preserve Canada’s scientific and technological heritage, while promoting, celebrating, and sharing knowledge of that heritage and how it affects Canadians’ daily lives. To learn more, visit techno-science.ca.
About Let’s Talk Energy
Let’s Talk Energy is a national energy literacy initiative based at the Canada Science and Technology Museum that aims to promote an informed discussion on energy and climate with all Canadians. This multi-year initiative reaches millions of Canadians across the country every year through exhibitions, school programs and kits, social media, community outreach, virtual tools, and events. To learn more, visit energy.techno-science.ca.