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Sustainable Kingston welcomes Red Squirrel Conservation Services

Kingston, ON (Dec. 1, 2021) Red Squirrel Conservation Services and Sustainable Kingston have joined
forces in an asset-transfer, which will expand the organization’s scope and help further reduce
greenhouse gas emissions throughout Southeastern Ontario.

Continuing to operate under the name Sustainable Kingston, the newly expanded organization will
now provide Home Energy Evaluations and support enrollment in the Canada Greener Homes Grant
as well as the Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate. These services will be added to Sustainable Kingston’s
roster, as it continues to deliver community programming that has helped make the organization a
household name, including sustainably.eco, The Kingston Climate Change Symposium, the Kingston
Frontenac Housing Corporation Rain Garden Project, and the Sustainable Kingston Awards.

Matt Benson, President of Sustainable Kingston, is enthusiastic about the potential for community
impact that can be achieved as a result of this asset-transfer. “By expanding our services to further
support residents in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we are deepening our commitment to the
improving the livability and resiliency of Kingston and surrounding area,” says Benson.

Sustainable Kingston is also pleased to announce that Cedric Pepelea, who acted as the executive
director at Red Squirrel, has accepted a position as Sustainable Kingston’s new Chief Operating

“I am thrilled to see the talented team at Red Squirrel join forces with the incredible group at
Sustainable Kingston,” says Pepelea. “The skill-sets and expertise of the two organizations
compliment each other perfectly, and together we can better support the community and work
together to respond to the climate emergency.”

Through the Home Energy Audit program, Sustainable Kingston will continue to serve Red Squirrel’s
catchment area of Southeastern Ontario that stretches from Trenton to Cornwall.

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