Kingston Residents - Personal Actions

  • Become informed on the climate emergency (Home Page features and Learn Page); talk to your friends and family
  • Advocacy to all levels of government (and businesses) for BOLD climate action – mandate switch to non fossil fuel cars and trucks, stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, building standards, electrification of public transit, reduction of disposable plastics,…
  • Reduce your own footprint:
    • Buying / leasing an electric vehicle
    • Eat less meat, grow some of your food, reduce food waste
    • Purchase green energy – e.g. Bullfrog Electricity and Renewable Natural Gas
    • Home efficiency
      • Deep retrofits to reduce energy demands – See Better Homes Kingston Page
      • Heating system upgrades – heat pumps (air / ground geoexchange).  See Better Homes Kingston Page
      • Energy efficient appliances – heat pump water heaters, heat pump clothes dryers, drain water heat recovery
      • Rooftop solar.  See Better Homes Kingston Page
      • Switch to LED lights, diligently turn off lights not in use, use power bars or unplug chargers, etc. to reduce phantom loads, make your next computer a laptop (more energy efficient).
    • Green Investing, advocacy for pension funds, pressuring banks to divest from fossil fuels.
      • Switch to a Credit Union.  (Information here).
      • Here is a report on Fossil Fuel financing by banks
    • Fly less
    • Offset flights, driving, home heating, etc.
    • Buy less stuff, buy second hand, fix vs replace
  • Support education of girls, family planning worldwide
  • Advocate for reduced income inequality – higher minimum wage; low cost daycare; guaranteed annual income