New survey invites community input that will shape the Climate Leadership Plan

February 17, 2021

The City is empowering business owners and individuals to take climate action by helping shape the Climate Leadership Plan—our roadmap to achieving carbon neutrality no later than 2040.

Earlier today, the City opened two surveys – one for residents and one for businesses – on Get Involved Kingston that aim to uncover barriers community members may face when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint at home, work, and on the road. Input collected will be used to identify climate actions outlined in the Climate Leadership Plan.

“Responding effectively to climate change is not something the City can do on its own. Our community needs to pull together to take meaningful action, and the City wants to understand how it can support your personal efforts,” says Julie Salter-Keane, Manager of the City’s Climate Leadership Division.

Open until March 16, the two surveys will help uncover the types of climate actions residents, organizations and businesses are most interested in pursuing and programs that could provide necessary support.

“We’ve seen that the only way to respond to an emergency is by working together,” says Salter-Keane. “And climate change is an emergency,” she adds. “In full recognition of all the challenges COVID-19 has caused, the plan will also focus on supporting businesses and sustainable, resilient growth.”

Community members will have an opportunity to review the draft plan in Spring/Summer 2021. The finalized plan will be published in Fall 2021.

Demonstrating leadership on climate action is one of Council’s strategic priorities.

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Residents and business owners may also complete the Climate Leadership Plan survey by calling 613-546-0000 ext. 1800.