In keeping with the Town's commitment to sustainability and 'being green', we have an active and dedicated employee Green Team Committee. By introducing sustainability programs within the Town, the Green Team leads by example and encourages all staff to become involved with the Team's initiatives.
The Green Team's Mission
To promote and demonstrate the Town’s sustainability vision within the organization.
Successful Green Team Initiatives Include:
- Introduction of a 'no bottled water' policy Town sponsored events
- Recycling batteries through the “Call 2 Recycle” battery and cell phone program
- Promotion of electricity conservation initiatives
- Implementation of a policy requiring the use of recycled copy and printer paper
- Double siding all photocopying and print jobs
- Holding regular 'lunch and learn' sessions on topics ranging from local food consumption to energy audits
- Turning flowerbeds at City Hall into vegetable gardens, maintained and harvested by the Public Works crew with harvest donated to the Ladysmith Food Bank
- Using environmentally friendly cleaning products in Town facilities
- Holding a successful Earth Day Challenge by encouraging employees to car pool, bike or walk to work
- Producing a quarterly newsletter which also keeps staff informed of ‘green’ and ‘wellness’ events
2017 Town of Ladysmith "Veggie and Flower Gardens"
Please see below for what is planted in the gardens around Ladysmith.