CFB Kingston joins network of organizations

Sustainable Kingston has welcomed Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston into the network of businesses and organizations dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint.

The program, with over 57 members throughout Southeastern Ontario, helps businesses and organizations reduce their annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while connecting them to consumers and community members engaged in sustainability, according to a release from Sustainable Kingston.

The Department of National Defense, in collaboration with Johnson Controls, has embarked on a series of projects at CFB Kingston, Sustainable Kingston shared, including an Energy Conservation project designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent.

“We’re thrilled to have CFB Kingston on board and are excited to work more closely with Johnson Controls and the CFB Kingston community,” said Cedric Pepelea, Chief Operating Officer at Sustainable Kingston. “Our role will be focused on community engagement and adapting our services to meet the unique needs of the base.”

“Sustainable Kingston has a long track record of collaboration with the City of Kingston and large institutions like Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College,” added Iman Atabani Sustainability Awareness/Training Manager at Johnson Controls. ”When we were looking for an organization to partner with on public engagement, Sustainable Kingston, and the program was an obvious choice.”

As a member, CFB Kingston will have the opportunity to earn sustainability badges and spread awareness throughout the region of on-base initiatives and events, according to the release.

“The addition of CFB Kingston into the network is great news for our other members and for climate action in our region,” expressed Pepelea. “We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and help.”

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