The City of Kingston, ON, won a 2018 Sustainable Communities Award for a creative project that successfully encouraged teens to use public transit. The initiative also received FCM's inaugural Inspire Award for the project that best demonstrates creativity and innovation, as decided by a live vote of delegates at FCM's Sustainable Communities Conference.

This guide is based on their experience and explains how to develop a high-quality sustainability project. It’s designed for municipal staff and decision makers, and contains award-winning strategies and questions to help your community get started on your own initiative. Discover best practices that can help your municipality:

  • Increase students’ use of public transit
  • Influence transit use through education and awareness
  • Give students more independence
  • Create a change in behaviour that lasts into adulthood
  • Save families money compared to driving
  • Increase teens’ access to activities and jobs

Read the guide

Want to learn more about this award-winning project? Read the case study

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