Change: what’s in it for you

Did you know that on April 2, 2007, Leaf Rapids, Manitoba (population approximately 600) became the first community in Canada to ban plastic bags in retail stores?

The Change exhibit will showcase efforts like planting trees

The Change exhibit will showcase efforts like planting trees

Did you know that on April 2, 2007, Leaf Rapids, Manitoba (population approximately 600) became the first community in Canada to ban plastic bags in retail stores?

From bike sharing to composting, the Change exhibit will feature efforts like this that are immediate and accessible. Although seemingly small in relation to the scale of the problem, individual and local action is an important step in addressing climate change.

Also featured will be an exciting in-gallery contest, Ideas for Change, a showcase of local ideas addressing climate change.

Visitors to the gallery will be given a coin that they can either choose to keep, or put towards the entry of their choice.

All entries can keep the change they collect, and the entry from each age category (under 18, 18+) that accumulates the most money will be given an additional cash prize at the end of the exhibit.

Change is the 2011 Community Matters exhibit, a series of exhibits exploring current issues of interest and relevance to our community. Change will open Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and run to November 20.

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-352-9813.