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FCM recognizes Kingston for climate action leadership
June 5, 2017 -
On Saturday, at the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference, the City of Kingston received an award for completing FCM's Partners for Climate Protection program. The award recognizes the City's leadership in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through Corporate and Community Climate Action Plans.
"This exciting recognition builds on our progress as a smart, livable, green city," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "This award highlights our leadership in addressing the challenges of climate change through collaborative made-in-Kingston solutions and opportunities to engage residents, organizations and businesses."
With this award Kingston joins a group of 42 municipalities across Canada who have completed the Partners for Climate Protection program, showcasing leadership on energy and greenhouse gas emissions management. The Partners in Climate Protection Program is a five milestone framework for reducing GHG emissions from municipal operations and from across the community by inventorying emissions, setting reduction targets, creating and implementing climate action plans and reporting on progress.
"Completing the Partners for Climate Protection program does not signal the end of our efforts, it encourages us to continue our work to identify initiatives that all Kingstonians can take to reduce our collective carbon footprint," says Paul MacLatchy, environment director. "Join with us as we continue to green our beautiful city and realize our goal of becoming Canada's most sustainable city."
Find climate actions to take in your home or workplace: www.CityofKingston.ca/ClimateAction
Find out more about the Community Energy Plan and how you can get involved by visiting www.CityofKingston.ca/CommunityEnergy.
About the City of Kingston
The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality – ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.
Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.
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