20170116_114552On January 16, 2017, Sustainable Kingston welcomed MPP for Kingston and the Islands and the members of the Green Economy Kingston program to recognize those organizations and businesses that joined the program as members in 2016. In joining, members of the program make a commitment to measure and report on their carbon footprint, while taking actions to implement greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Big steps lead to smaller carbon footprint

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By Ian MacAlpine, Kingston Whig-Standard | 

“Fighting climate change means transforming the way we live, move and work. Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan will help families and businesses by offering more choices to help them reduce their emissions. We are working together to reduce our carbon footprint today to build a strong economy and healthy communities for tomorrow.”
Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
“We all have a role to play in the fight against climate change. Businesses and organizations in the community are helping Ontario lead that fight. Thanks to the Climate Change Action Plan, more people in Kingston and the Islands will have the incentives and tools they need to reduce their carbon footprint and do their part.”
Sophie Kiwala, MPP
“In just 9 months of running the Green Economy Kingston program, we have seen a great deal of leadership from our members. With support from the program, local businesses and organizations are measuring and reporting their carbon footprints, often for the very first time. This represents an instrumental step for planning and achieving future GHG reductions.”
Liam Conway, Program Manager, Green Economy Kingston, Sustainable Kingston