The City of Kingston is the administrative hub for the local community, and many sustainability initiatives require input, leadership, planning and/or information available from the City. As such, the municipal government plays a key role in the sustainability of our community.
Kingston is now striving to win the title of Canada's "most sustainable city". To realize this goal, the FOCUS Kingston steering committee was struck to advise the development of an integrated community sustainability plan, with guidance from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.
SEE Green is a growing group of senior-level representatives from every area - big and small business, government, and the public sector. Our goal is to make Kingston Canada's most sustainable city, cementing our reputation as an attractive place to live, work, and do business.
SWITCH, Kingston's Alternative Energy Cluster, is a network of businesses, research and educational institutions, public sector participants, and community-minded volunteers working together with a common mission: to position the Kingston region as a leading centre for sustainable energy.
GreenUP! gives event goers the opportunity to learn "everything you need to know to green up your life." This annual one day event runs like an exhibition, providing information booths, workshops, contests and presentations that are put on by local businesses and associations.
Living Cities is a community business in Kingston whose focus is the creation of urban food systems as well as sustainable water and waste usage. Check out their website for information about the products, services and events they offer local communities and individuals to create organic spaces in the city.