City invites residents to review its plan to achieve carbon neutrality

The City of Kingston wants your input on the draft Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report. This action-filled document is the City’s response to the climate emergency and acts as its roadmap to achieving carbon neutrality.

Developed over a period of two years, in close consultation with subject matter experts, community partners and residents, the plan outlines actions the City must take to cut emissions and enhance the resiliency of its infrastructure and ecosystems.

“This plan will guide our response to this emergency that causes changing climate conditions and extreme weather, which are becoming more common and more costly,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson.

The City will publish the draft Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report online at on Sept. 22. At that time, community members are invited to review the draft and provide feedback via an open survey.

“Your input will help the City refine the plan to ensure it’s as effective and reflective of your vision for our city’s future,” says Paterson.

Take climate action: Get Involved 

  • Review the Plan: On Sept. 22, read the draft Climate Leadership Plan Summary Report and complete a brief questionnaire on Get Involved Kingston. Both are also available by mail to those who call 613-546-0000. 
  • Attend an online session: On Sept. 29, the City will host a virtual engagement session. The project team will provide an overview of the Climate Leadership Plan, collect input on key action areas, and take questions from attendees. To attend this session, RSVP now
  • Meet project team members in person: On Saturday, Oct. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 7, meet City staff from the Climate Leadership Division in Springer Market Square starting at 9 a.m. Staff will answer your questions, help you complete the open questionnaire, and discuss ways the City is working to become carbon neutral. 

“In Kingston, we have an opportunity to demonstrate real leadership on climate change. By doing so, we will improve our community’s resilience and sustainability, and set an example for others to follow,” says Paterson.

Take the opportunity to help build a more sustainable Kingston.  

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-09-16 15:52:31 -0400