The Kingston Climate Action Fund (KCCAF) has announced three projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the community. The KCCAF is inviting community members to donate to the projects proposed by the Frontenac Club Day Care Integration Programme, Sustainable Kingston, and Ongwanada.
Stop by any Kingston Community Credit Union (KCCU) branch to make a donation, with KCCU matching received donations up to $5,000. You can also donate at the Kingston City Hall Payment Centre.
Mayor Paterson said, “It’s been great seeing the projects that have been made possible through the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund. This fund is a great example of working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and with the support of the community and the Kingston Community Credit Union, we can make three more ambitious projects possible.”
The City of Kingston’s Community Climate Action Fund is now in its third year and is looking to raise $112,308 for the three local projects. All funds raised will go directly to the charities and tax receipts will be distributed for donations of $20 and over.
“This is our largest target goal so far,” said Julie Salter-Keane, Manager of the City’s Climate Leadership Division. “But one we are confident we can meet with the generous support of the Kingston community.”
“Thanks to the generosity of the Kingston Community Credit Union, your contributions to local climate action will be matched up to $5,000, bringing us closer to a goal that will support three passionate organizations and their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” added Salter-Keane.
Projects that need your support:
Frontenac Club Day Care Integration Programme – Fundraising goal: $59,510
Frontenac Club Day Care is seeking your support for building retrofits that will create 20 new licensed daycare spaces in Kingston and a new wheelchair-accessible preschool and infant rooms. These building retrofits include the installation of two new heat pump systems in both the coach house and infant house well as spray foam insulation, improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).
Ongwanada – Fundraising goal: $19,600
Ongwanada is seeking your support to purchase an electric wheelchair transport bike that can be used to take the residents of Ongwanada on outdoor excursions in Kingston to help maintain their mental and physical health. The electric bike will provide the necessary support residents need while enjoying the outdoors and staying active. These bikes would reduce Ongwanada’s contribution to GHGs by taking residents out for excursions in an electric-powered bike instead of a fossil fuel-burning van.
Sustainable Kingston – Fundraising goal: $33,198
Sustainable Kingston is seeking your support for the purchase of an electric vehicle that will replace gas-powered vehicle use. This electric vehicle will be used by the Residential Energy Auditors when they perform home energy audits across Kingston, directly reducing GHGs and promoting energy conservation.