Working Group on Climate Action

This engagement is now closed. Implementation of the action items identified in this Oct. 15 Report to Council will begin in 2019-2020.

Are you an individual, group or community organization with ideas for low-cost and immediate ways the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? Are you aware of initiatives to reduce that have been implemented around the world that could apply here, in Kingston?

The Working Group on Climate Action wants to hear from you. The ideas and strategies you share could help inform actions taken on the ground!

How to get involved

In

This engagement is now closed. Implementation of the action items identified in this Oct. 15 Report to Council will begin in 2019-2020.

Are you an individual, group or community organization with ideas for low-cost and immediate ways the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? Are you aware of initiatives to reduce that have been implemented around the world that could apply here, in Kingston?

The Working Group on Climate Action wants to hear from you. The ideas and strategies you share could help inform actions taken on the ground!

How to get involved

In person

Attend the public consultation on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Listen to ideas being shared from around our community – or register to speak by completing the form below.

Please note, out of respect for the Working Group on Climate Action’s mandate, only delegations with ideas and strategies for low-cost and immediate ways the ICI sector can reduce its GHG emissions will be considered. Examples of ideas that meet these criteria include: widespread adoption of the Employer Transpass Program and conscientious heating and cooling of buildings. Submissions must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Aug. 20.

Online

Offer your input in the Ideas section below. Other residents will be able to read your suggestions and “like” or comment on them.


About the Working Group on Climate Action

On June 18, council passed a motion to create the Working Group on Climate Action. This is one of many initiatives the City and community partners are involved in to reduce GHG emissions.

The Working Group on Climate Action has come together to promote, engage, inform, and challenge community organizations, institutions, and businesses to find immediate and inexpensive strategies to reduce GHG emissions in the ICI sector.

This group is led by co-chairs, Coun. Bridget Doherty and Daniel Hendry, the sustainable initiatives coordinator at Limestone District School Board. The membership includes representatives from organizations and the ICI sector, to help ensure a variety of perspectives are considered.

The Working Group on Climate Action meets regularly. These meetings are open to the public to attend and observe. Meeting dates can be found on the City’s calendar.

The Working Group on Climate Action will report its findings and recommendations to council at a regular meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Want to learn more about steps you can take to reduce your environmental footprint? Visit www.SustainableKingston.com