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Submit your community energy ideas now

March, 4 2016 -

The City of Kingston wants your community energy ideas for the Community Energy Plan – the plan to create jobs, build a green economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

"If you've ever had an idea about how we can work together to create a green economy, now's the time to share it," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "The ideas collected for the Community Energy Plan will help ensure a sustainable energy future for our community, so I encourage all Kingstonians to get involved." 

To submit your idea, go to http://kingstoncommunityenergyplan.ideascale.com/  and hit the "Submit New Idea" button on the top right.  Ideas will be collected until March 21.

Due to be complete this fall, the Community Energy Plan will outline how the community can work together to use energy more effectively.  The City and many key stakeholders – including Utilities Kingston, KEDCO, SWITCH and Queen's University – are considering long-term energy generation, consumption, infrastructure, economic growth and land-use planning, along with energy use in all sectors of our community.

Find out more about the Community Energy Plan at www.CityofKingston.ca/communityenergy.

Come to the climate action speaker series 

One key reason to save energy is to reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

Interested in reducing GHGs?  Plan to attend Building a Carbon Smart Community at 6:30 p.m.  on Monday, March 21 at the Four Points Sheraton, 285 King St. East. 

Climate experts Mark Cameron of Canadians for Clean Prosperity and the Karen Fairbridge , the former mayor of Guelph, will participate in a discussion moderated by energy law and policy specialist Lisa Asbreuk.  .

Get your FREE tickets on Eventbrite: search "climate action" at www.eventbrite.ca/

The Kingston Climate Action Speaker Series is presented by the City of Kingston and Sustainable Kingston (www.sustainablekingston.ca).

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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.

Twitter: @CityofKingston

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.