Town of Ladysmith recognized for being green

For the second year in a row, Ladysmith has been named one of "Canada's Greenest Employers."

For the second year in a row, the Town of Ladysmith has been named one of “Canada’s Greenest Employers.”

The award recognizes the Town’s organization-wide commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and to sustainability in all its current and future operations.

The “Canada’s Greenest Employers” Award is part of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition conducted by Mediacorp Canada.

“Our Town is committed to being green, and throughout the organization, the culture of green best practices is growing,” said Mayor Rob Hutchins.  “Council, staff and our citizens work together to build a strong and resilient community in terms of overall quality of life, respect for our environment, and creating good jobs for today and tomorrow.”

The Town’s support of the 10% Shift shop local campaign, recent certification to LEED Gold standard of the new community Services Centre, Green Team employee committee, and growing vegetables in City Hall flower beds for the local Food Bank are just some of the reasons Mediacorp gives for choosing the Town of Ladysmith for the award, according to a news release.

“This award celebrates that we are all committed to the community vision of environmental, economic and social sustainability,” said City Manager Ruth Malli. “It’s an award that our employees and council share with the community.”

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