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ABOUT BROCKVILLE Being Green

Being Green

Brockville is making its' mark by continually endeavoring to strive toward a green community where we can all live and work. Here are some of the recent efforts:

City Initiatives and Programs

  • Water Pollution Control Centre Secondary Treatment Upgrade
  • Provincial Electronics Waste Collection and Consolidation Centre
  • Curbside Blue Box Program
  • Household Special Waste Days
  • Backyard Composting Program
  • Leaf and Yard Composting Site
  • Energy Efficient Street Light Conversion Program and Policy
  • Memorial Centre Solar Panel Farm
  • Energy Cogeneration at Wastewater Treatment Plan Feasibility Study
  • Energy Audits of City Buildings and some Energy Retrofits
  • Brownfield Community Improvement Plan
  • Cycling Advisory Committee

Business Initiatives and Programs

  • Wendy’s Mobile Market (promoting local farmers and produce)
  • St. Lawrence College Sustainable Local Food for All Canadians Certificate Program
  • Norterra Organics Major Composting Site
  • 3M Canada Brockville Plant: the Energy Efficiency Prototype
  • St. Lawrence College Continuing Education Energy Workshops
  • testworX Green IT Program

Community Organizations, Projects and Education

  • Friends of Mac Johnson Wildlife Centre Education
  • Leeds County Stewardship Council stewardship and restoration initiatives
  • Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve
  • National Geographic Geo Tourism Charter Agreement- only one of nine in the world
  • Downtown Brockville Business Improvement Area Adopt a Tree Program
  • Brockville Farmer’s Market
  • Local Flavours Project
  • Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority Programs
  • Upper Canada District School Board “Power Trip” Program
  • Brockville Climate Action Group Education and Programs

Embracing Nature in the Community

  • Municipal Trails
  • Lake Ontario Waterfront Trails
  • Thousand Islands Waterfront Trail
  • Thousand Islands Bike Path
  • Communities in Bloom

Green Technology Energy Projects

(Both operational and proposed and/or in process)

  • Johnstown Ethanol Plant
  • Memorial Centre Solar Demonstration Project
  • Solar Technology Production Facility
  • 4 Solar Farm Locations under review for development in 2010/2011

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