Sustainable Kingston Event – Nov 14th

Sustainable Kingston ( is hosting a pair of evening talks, each one featuring a keynote address from a well-known author, and an opening presentation from a local Sustainable Kingston Community Partner.  The first event is this evening, and I’m quite excited to be presenting on the topic of Passive House and an overview of this build.  Here are the details:


Sustainable Kingston, in partnership with the City of Kingston, is excited to announce the first two speakers in the upcoming Sustainable Kingston Speaker Series. Pamela Blais, author of Perverse Cities, and Tom Rand, author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit, will be featured in two events held in November. Each event will start with a talk by a local sustainability champion who will highlight the great work being done in our own backyard. Come early to mix and mingle with other community groups who will have booths set up, including the Loving Spoonful, Wintergreen Renewable Energy, and more. This speaker series is another community action showing Sustainable Kingston’s commitment to the implementation of the Sustainable Kingston Plan.THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th –

Opening Speaker, Local Sustainability Champion: Chris VanderZwan of New Leaf Custom Homes will be speaking on innovation, building Kingston’s “Passive House” (PassivHaus), and climate change.

Keynote Speaker: Pamela Blais, the author of Perverse Cities, makes the case that accurate pricing and better policy are fundamental to curbing sprawl and shows how this can be achieved in practice through a range of market-oriented tools that promote efficient, sustainable cities.


Doors open at 6:45PM, event runs from 7PM – 9PM.

Event will be held at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, Ontario.

Event is free. Please RSVP to or to 613-544-2075 x 3 so that we can determine attendance and appropriate room set up.


Hosted by Sustainable Kingston


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