Kingston’s Comprehensive Plan provides a sustainable development checklist that is to be used for applicants seeking City funding. Each applicant must fill out the checklist and achieve a minimum score to receive funding. The goal of the checklist procedure is to fund more sustainable projects that reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions, water consumption, waste generation, and stormwater runoff.
An increase in the number of sustainable projects that create reduced CO2 emissions and waste generation will inherently benefit the public health. The air quality of the city will improve, the water table will be better regenerated, and there will be less waste in the environment.