Ontario is helping people in Kingston and the Islands fight climate change in their community by supporting initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost energy efficiency.
Sophie Kiwala was at Sustainable Kingston to recognize the climate leadership being demonstrated by members of the Green Economy Kingston program.
Individuals and businesses across Ontario are leading by example, helping government deliver innovative clean technology solutions to fight and adapt to climate change. Ontario’s leadership through the Climate Change Action Plan will enable the province to export these low-carbon goods and services to markets around the world, growing the economy and helping to create good local jobs.
Across the province, this plan will help families and businesses reduce emissions, use less energy and save money by:
Fighting climate change by supporting programs like Green Economy Kingston is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“Fighting climate change means transforming the way we live, move and work. Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan will help families and businesses by offering more choices to help them reduce their emissions. We are working together to reduce our carbon footprint today to build a strong economy and healthy communities for tomorrow.”
— Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
“We all have a role to play in the fight against climate change. Businesses and organizations in our community are helping Ontario lead that fight. Thanks to the Climate Change Action Plan, more people in Kingston and the Islands will have the incentives and tools they need to reduce their carbon footprint and do their part.”
— Sophie Kiwala, MPP
“In just 9 months of running the Green Economy Kingston program, we have seen a great deal of leadership from our members. With support from the program, local businesses and organizations are measuring and reporting their carbon footprints, often for the very first time. This represents an instrumental step for planning and achieving future GHG reductions.”
— Liam Conway, Program Manager, Green Economy Kingston