April 20, 2023 (MISSISSAUGA) – For the fourth year in a row, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers (2023).
CVC was recognized for its many green initiatives, including a commitment to making its vehicle fleet fully electric by 2035, an employee uniform recycling program and organic composting and an on-line employee carpool sign-up. CVC is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and investing in low impact development approaches to sustainably manage stormwater on its properties.
CVC’s head office includes a LEED gold-certified building, electric vehicle charging stations, an electric lawnmower, solar lighting in the parking lot and LED motion-controlled lighting in the office, a permeable parking lot that allows rainwater to filter naturally into the ground and preparing for the installation of an innovative “smart blue roof” to manage stormwater onsite.
“As a leading environmental organization committed to protecting and restoring the local environment, it is a great honour to be recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers,” said Quentin Hanchard, Chief Administrative Officer at CVC. “Winning this award for the fourth year in a row reflects the dedication among our staff, to protecting both our local communities and the Credit River Watershed against the effects of a changing climate.”
CVC continues to build community partnerships, with numerous green initiatives, encouraging citizens to incorporate environmental considerations into their day-to-day lives. The Branch Out program has seen success working with local teachers, to plan field trips that engage students in hands-on stewardship activities. The Conservation Youth Corps program provides provides student volunteers a fun, five-day stewardship project for them to participate in during the summer. And the Students for Stormwater program works with local schools, their teachers and students to help design and build unique rain gardens to soak up and filter rainwater on school grounds.
CVC continues to support residents, businesses and partners in government with vital services like land use planning, environmental stewardship, flood forecasting and warning, environmental inventory and monitoring, environmental education, source water protection, outdoor recreation, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Learn more about CVC’s accomplishments at https://reviews.canadastop100.com/top-employer-credit-valley-conservation.
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. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drain into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire 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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