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Gan Chev ‘going green’ with paperless invoicing and electric vehicles

Gan Chev is reducing their carbon footprint and putting new measures in place to support the green vehicles of the future. “The idea of carbon footprint, as it pertains to automotive in general, is something that’s always been a topic of the news, and we feel it’s important to address

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Kingston Transit launches two new electric buses

Kingston’s public transit riders can now ride one of two electric buses featuring a first-in-fleet touchless wheelchair securement system and “whisper-quiet” engines. “This is the future of transit, we’ve known that for a number of years. That’s part of Council’s commitment to begin the transition from traditional buses to electric,”

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Letter: 12-year-old urges preservation of Amazon rainforest

The following is a submitted letter to the editor from a 12-year-old reader who asked to remain anonymous. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Editor, I am interested in saving the Amazon Rainforest from destruction and pollution, and I have made this

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New program for homeowners aimed at reducing carbon footprint

City Council received the Kingston Home Energy Retrofit Program and an update on the Green Standard Community Improvement Plan at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Both initiatives are aimed at reducing Kingston’s carbon footprint. According to a release from the City of Kingston dated Wednesday, Jan.

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It’s Commuter Challenge time again

  This year, Monday, Jun. 2 to Saturday, Jun. 8 is Canadian Environment Week. An easy way to celebrate is by joining the Commuter Challenge – a Canada-wide initiative encouraging commuters to leave their car at home. Kingston has participated annually in this event and often finishes in the top

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Kingston wins Municipal Electric Champion Award for electric vehicle strategies and initiatives

  Kingston has won Electric Mobility Canada’s inaugural Municipal Electric Champion Award for the city’s work installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations around Kingston and incorporating EVs into its municipal light duty fleet. The award has multiple categories based on population. Kingston won the ‘population 50,000 to 200,000 category.’ On

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