Sustainable Kingston receives conservation award of excellence

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null Sustainable Kingston receives conservation award of excellence

November 10, 2014 -

On Saturday evening, Sustainable Kingston received the 2014 Community Conservation Award of Excellence from the Cataraqui Conservation Foundation at its Forever Green Gala.

"This award acknowledges the great work being done by Sustainable Kingston to advance our community vision to become Canada's most sustainable city," said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. "Sustainable Kingston aims to educate and connect the community to sustainable approaches that will enable us to secure a better Kingston for future generations.  Congratulations and thank you to Sustainable Kingston!"  

The Cataraqui Conservation Foundation noted it was recognizing Sustainable Kingston for its support of the environmental pillar of sustainability through events such as Kingston Unplugged (Earth Hour) and Pitch-In Kingston which raise awareness and involve the widest community in sustainable initiatives.

"Sustainable Kingston has engaged Community Partners – non-profit organizations and businesses, large and small, who are advised on practices to include in their plan to become more environmentally responsible," says Karen Bach, President of the Cataraqui Conservation Foundation.

"We are proud of this acknowledgement from this key community partner.  I understand that this award recognizes those who advance ‘the understanding of interdependence of all life' and the notion of interdependence is really at the heart of what Sustainable Kingston is all about," says John Johnson, Executive Director of Sustainable Kingston, the organization that promotes the community-built Sustainable Kingston Plan.  That plan outlines the themes, goals and actions the community is undertaking to achieve its vision of becoming Canada's most sustainable city.

Find out more at www.sustainablekingston.ca

The Foundation's awards are given annually to an individual or group that has advanced the understanding of the interdependence of all life in the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority's watersheds and has actively promoted the protection of the natural environment.

Find out more about the Cataraqui Conservation Foundation: www.cataraquiconservationfoundation.org

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Media contact:

Katie Wall, Project and Outreach Coordinator, katie@sustainablekingston.ca or 613-544-2075, ext. 2

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