Climate Action Initiatives
Congratulations to Martha’s Table on their new electric vehicle!
“Thanks to the Climate Action Fund, we were able to purchase an electric vehicle. We hope that while we’re out on the roads, we will inspire other people to look for green options,” Ronda Candy, executive director of Martha’s Table, said.
The Kingston Community Climate Action Fund, supported by donations from the community and contributions from the city and KCCU, raised more than $42,000 in 2020 which partially supported Martha’s Table purchase of a $45,000 electric vehicle and a $26,000 project to install four air source heat pumps for a Habitat for Humanity Kingston housing project on Rose Abbey Drive.
KCCU is committed to supporting our local charity’s and not-for-profit’s climate action efforts by continuing to participate in the fund again in 2021. It is our pleasure to contribute to our community’s goal of becoming a carbon neutral city no later than 2040.
We encourage our local charities and non-profits to apply for the next round of grants!
For more information on the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund, Applicant Guide or how to apply: https://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/community-climate-action-fund
KCCU partners with the City of Kingston to support Climate Action Initiatives
Kick off for the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund (December 2020)
Kingston Community Credit Union joined the City of Kingston in September 2020 to support climate action projects proposed by local charities and non-profits through the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund. 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). KCCU joined the City of Kingston in September 2020 to support these initiatives, accepting donations at our branches during the donation phase of the project and committing to match donations made at our branches up to $5,000. Donations were also accepted online through CanadaHelps.
“At Kingston Community Credit Union, we place community first, and we are proud to support a fund that will benefit today’s residents and all of us as we move towards a more sustainable future!” said Jon Dessau, CEO of KCCU.
KCCU CEO, Jon Dessau presents $5,000 donation to City of Kingston Mayor, Bryan Paterson (March 2021)