Employee Green Team

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
 

Ladysmith Named One of
"Canada's Greenest Employers"
for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

The Town of Ladysmith has been named one of  "Canada's Greenest Employers" for 2012,  2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  The award recognizes the Town's organization-wide commitment to reducing its environmental footprint.

The “Canada’s Greenest Employers” Award is part of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition conducted by Mediacorp Canada.  The list of Green Employers winners was published in The Globe and Mail and online.

For more information please see the Greenest Employer News Release, or Canada's Greenest Employers.

See a list of Ladysmith's Sustainability InitiativesGuide to Green Zoning Bylaw Initiatives

2016 Town of Ladysmith "Veggie and Flower Gardens"

Please see below for what is planted in the gardens around Ladysmith.  

City Hall Cenotaph Spirit Square Stuart Park  Round-a-bout  Transfer Beach
Carrots
Peppers
Impatiens
Begonias
Marigolds
Calla Lilies

Carrots
Beets
Cauliflower
Marigolds
Strawberries
Hostas
Sword Ferns
Impatiens
Geraniums
Lobelia
Incas
Phormiums
Geraniums
Calla Lilies
Incas
Celosia
Calla Lilies
Incas
Petunias
Impatiens
Public Works 1st Avenue Esplanade Wickham Park
Geraniums Petunias Petunias Potatoes Carrots

 

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