Town wants to hear how local industrial businesses are “going green”

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Green Initiatives Awareness Program aims to highlight actions and inspire change

The Town of St. Marys wants to know how local industrial businesses are working to reduce their environmental impact.

The call is part of the Town’s Green Initiatives Awareness Program, which is now in its second year. The program was developed by the Town’s Green Advisory Committee to highlight the community’s efforts to combat climate change.

Each spring, the Town requests submissions from a specific group, based on a specific theme. That group is asked to share details about an initiative they have undertaken to promote sustainability. The Town reviews the initiatives, chooses the ones that best fit the criteria, and then shares the details through its communications channels.

This year’s theme is waste/emissions reduction, and the Town is seeking submissions from businesses in the light and general industrial sector. The sector includes factories and factory outlets; car dealerships, car washes and mechanics; lumber, salvage, and wrecking yards; contractors and others.  

Submissions are being accepted online at until March 17, 2023. Paper copies of the submission form are also available upon request. The selected initiatives will be promoted through the Town website, social media and in the local paper in the lead up to Earth Day (April 22, 2023).

“We know that many of our local industrial businesses are making an effort to reduce waste,” said Green Advisory Committee Council representative, Brogan Aylward. “By promoting the actions of these businesses, we hope to inspire others to join the fight to protect our planet.”

For more information about the Green Initiatives Awareness Program, visit or contact Morgan Dykstra, Public Works and Planning Coordinator at 519-284-2340, ext. 213.

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