Climate Action Initiatives

KCCU continues to partner with the City of Kingston to support local Climate Action Initiatives via the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund 

Looking for a way to take real, local, and measurable climate action? Donate to the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund (KCCAF) and support reducing community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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).

Gifts of $20 and more made at a Kingston Community Credit Union will be eligible to receive a tax receipt, issued by the City of Kingston. Donations are being accepted at all KCCU branches and we have committed to match donations made at our branches up to $5,000. Donations can also be made online through CanadaHelps.

Fundraising to support the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund projects will run from December 2021 through March 2022 with funds will be disbursed to the various projects in the spring.

   

Year 2 - 2022 Local Climate Action Initiatives!

We were pleased to once again join the City of Kingston to support the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund!

The official kick off in December 2021 announced the following three projects for 2022:

 

Sustainable Kingston – Rain Gardens

Fundraising goal: $20,000

 

 

Cycle Kingston – Valet Bicycle Parking

Fundraising goal: $15,250

 

Extend-A-Family Kingston – Dunya Hydroponic Greenhouse

Fundraising goal: $36,000

 

 

For more details of each of the projects:  https://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/community-climate-action-fund/donate

         

 

Year 1- 2021 Local Climate Action Initiatives!

In 2021, the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund raised funds in support of Martha’s Table and Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region. KCCU contributed $5,000 as a donation match for donations made to the fund through our local branches. 

Above: Year 1 Kick off for the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund (December 2020).  Above: KCCU CEO, Jon Dessau presents $5,000 donation to City of Kingston Mayor, Bryan Paterson (March 2021)   

 

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. 

 

Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity!  The Kingston Community Climate Action Fund, supported donations to help support the purchase of air source heat-pumps to install in new homes being built on Rose Abbey Drive. “Not only will these pumps help the home’s eventual owners by reducing energy costs, but it will also shrink the environmental footprint of these new builds,” says Cathy Borowec, Executive Director of the local Habitat for Humanity.

 

 

 

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 2022.  It is our pleasure to contribute to our community’s goal of becoming a carbon neutral city no later than 2040.  For more information on the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund or to Donate online:2021 Kingston Community Climate Action Fund projects announced! - City of Kingston 

 

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