October 1, 2019 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the City of Mississauga and the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) challenge businesses to think outside the box and take sustainability outside by investing in green infrastructure. Businesses are invited to attend a special event Take Sustainability Outside on October 31 at Credit Valley Conservation Administration Office in Meadowvale.
CVC’s Greening Corporate Grounds is partnering with MBOT to provide 15 MBOT members with corporate properties located within the Credit River Watershed the opportunity to attend this exclusive event. Business leaders will learn how sustainable landscaping can help reduce conventional property maintenance and stormwater management costs, build resilience and mitigate climate change.
“Businesses have a unique opportunity to effect positive change for the environment, the community and their bottom lines by transforming sustainability initiatives into on-the-ground action on their corporate properties,” says Deborah Kenley, Senior Coordinator, Greening Corporate Grounds at CVC. “This event combines educational and inspirational speakers with hands-on assistance to walk business leaders through the first steps towards action.”
At the event Brad Butt, Vice President of Government & Stakeholder Relations at MBOT will speak on the Business of Sustainability and Mississauga’s Stormwater Charge. Breanna Campbell, Environmental Coordinator at CRH Canada will present on CRH Canada’s experience with CVC and the company’s successful sustainable landscaping projects.
The second portion of the event will involve a hands-on facilitated working session where business leaders will work with CVC’s experts using variety of design tools to identify sustainable landscaping and stormwater management opportunities for their properties.
Event participants will receive exclusive benefits:
- Free enrollment into CVC’s Greening Corporate Grounds program with up to $5,000 worth of sustainable landscaping design services
- One free corporate planting event for up to 50 people ($750 value, materials not included)
- A GCG Sustainable Landscape Package including an aerial photo of their property, custom high-level sustainability actions, native plant guides and a property vision guidance document
- Direct access to sustainable landscaping experts
Businesses with properties in the Credit River Watershed that can’t participate in the event can still join the Greening Corporate Grounds program. For more program information visit cvc.ca/gcg. For event information visit cvc.ca/gcg-mbot.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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