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December 18, 2019 -

A new graphic at www.CityofKingston.ca/Change-for-Climate, which outlines the City of Kingston’s current climate actions, is aimed at inspiring you to make similar changes to reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

“One of our strategic priorities is to demonstrate leadership on climate action. We’re taking action and it’s important that we communicate those steps to our residents. That’s what this graphic does. It shows the changes the City is making in a clear and effective way,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson.

On March 5, the City declared a climate emergency to add urgency to existing plans to reduce its carbon footprint and has since set ambitious targets to reduce GHGs. Council has directed staff to reduce corporate GHG emissions by 15 per cent from 2018 levels by 2022, and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. Work on meeting these targets has begun and is highlighted in the new infographic.

“We have so many exciting projects happening across the City and this graphic puts them all in one place. We wanted to let people know about the work we’re doing – and to show them reducing GHGs is about the daily choices we make: how we manage our spaces, what we buy and how we get around the city,” says Julie Salter-Keane, Community Projects Manager.

GHG emissions are changing our climate. Reducing GHGs can help mitigate the effects of climate change.

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