Green Economy Leader Program
The Green Economy Leader Program is an earnable badge in Sustainably.eco.
The Green Economy Leader Program supports and recognizes organizations that are measuring, setting targets, and reducing their carbon footprints.
Sustainable Kingston's Green Economy Leader program is one of 7 Green Economy Hubs across Ontario supporting networks of businesses to set and achieve sustainability targets. Together we are demonstrating a more sustainable economy is possible.
There are currently 7 Green Economy Hubs hosted by community organizations focused on driving sustainability. Together, we work with over 250 businesses across Canada. To date, businesses in Green Economy Hubs have collectively reduced 200,000 tonnes of GHGs – the equivalent of taking over 42,000 cars off the road for one year.
The Green Economy Leader Program is supported by the City of Kingston & aligns with both the Kingston Climate Action Plan & the Sustainable Kingston Plan.
*Metrics included in the carbon footprints vary among members. All include electricity and natural gas consumption at a minimum, and many members also track the use (and associated carbon emissions) of elements such as water, landfill waste, recycling, compost, and fuel use by fleet vehicles. All analyses are in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard as published by the World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development.