Seeing Green with the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund

Published on: 2022/02/22 - in Releases

RELEASE — It’s less than one month until St Patrick’s Day, but some Kingstonians are getting a head-start on seeing green.

Earlier today, Mayor Bryan Paterson and three local non-profits accepted a donation of $5,000 to the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund from the Kingston Community Credit Union.

“On behalf of the City, I thank the Kingston Community Credit Union and all its members for their support, and ongoing commitment to our community and climate action,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Today’s donation is an important step in bringing us closer to helping realize three incredible community projects,” he added.

Launched in 2020, the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund raises money for local charities and non-profits to help them implement projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Three projects seeking community support through the fund this year, include:

  • Extend-A-Family Kingston, which would like to install a greenhouse to provide its clients and the community with fresh produce.
  • Sustainable Kingston, which is partnering with the Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation to install rainwater gardens at four locations.
  • Cycle Kingston, which is seeking support for Bicycle Valet Kingston, a program that provides secure bicycle parking at events.

“The Kingston Community Credit Union has a long-standing commitment to the health and betterment of our community. And we are proud to support these worthy causes through this donation,” says Jon Dessau, CEO at Kingston Community Credit Union.

The fund continues to require support to reach its fundraising goals. To see our fundraising progress and learn more about the fund and the specifics of each project, visit

The deadline to donate to support the 2021-2022 projects is March 31, 2022.

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