Support two local climate action projects on Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2020

 

The City invites residents to mark this Giving Tuesday by supporting climate action projects proposed by Habitat for Humanity and Martha’s Table through the new Kingston Community Climate Action Fund.

The City invites residents to mark this Giving Tuesday by supporting climate action projects proposed by Habitat for Humanity and Martha’s Table through the new Kingston Community Climate Action Fund.

“On behalf of Council, I’m thrilled to see this forward-looking fund launch in our city,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson.

The Kingston Community Climate Action Fund was developed to support local charities and not-for-profit organizations, and their initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and/or air emissions; increase energy conservation or efficiency; reduce or divert organic waste; or assist with Climate Change adaptation and technology innovation reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

“This fund aligns with Council’s strategic priority to demonstrate climate leadership and will help bring the City (and our community!) closer to our target of carbon neutrality by 2040,” added Mayor Paterson. 

Donations to the fund are being accepted at all Kingston Community Credit Union (KCCU) branches, with the KCCU committed to match donations made through the bank up to $5,000. Donations are also being accepted online through CanadaHelps.

“At the Kingston Community Credit Union, we place community first, and we’re proud to support a fund that will benefit today’s residents, as well as the next generation. If you can, please give to this worthy cause that will help organizations in our community today, and all of us as we move towards a more sustainable future!” said Jon Dessau, CEO of KCCU.

Representatives from Martha’s Table and Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region are excited to be in the running for your donation dollars.  

“We are thrilled to be one of two non-profits with projects that are eligible for support through the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund,” says Cathy Borowec, Chief Executive Officer at Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region.

“There are so many organizations doing great work in Kingston and receiving help from our community and City to continue to do our great work in a way that is more beneficial to the environment is phenomenal,” she adds.

Learn more about the two projects seeking to fund—and show your support by making a donation—by visiting www.CityofKingston.ca/giveKCCAF.

If you are interested in making a major contribution, please reach out to project lead, Julie Salter-Keane at [email protected] to discuss your giving options.

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