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Two Plans ... Two Chances to Have your Say ... Two Chances to Win!  

Two plans, two chances to have your say

The Two Plans...Two Chances to Have your Say... Two Chances to Win! Contest takes place from Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to Thursday May 5, 2017. Two Family 4 Packs to Adventure Bay Family Water Park Presented by WFCU Credit Union are available to be won, one for completion of each survey. For more information, please view the full contest details.

Check us out around Windsor! We will be talking to the public about both Plans at the Home Show from April 7-9 at the former Rona on Lauzon Parkway, A.C.T. Recycling Day at Devonshire Mall April 22, Earth Day at Malden Park April 23, and the CodeGreen Expo at Caesars Windsor April 29.

Windsor's Community Engergy Plan, a powerful plan for the future Draft Community Energy Plan

The Draft Community Energy Plan is available for public comment! View the Executive Summary or the entire Draft Community Energy Plan. You can also view the Corporate Climate Change Action Plan, which is an attachment to the Draft Community Energy Plan. 

We want to hear from you! Do you think that the Community Energy Plan will succeed in creating a smart energy future for Windsor? Please take our Draft Community Energy Plan Survey and tell us what you think. The Community Energy Plan will be moving forward to City Council in July for final approval. For more information, please visit the Community Energy Plan web pages.

Windsor Environmental Master Plan logoEnvironmental Master Plan Update

The Environmental Master Plan is being updated and we want to hear from you! What environmental actions do you want to see included in the new Environmental Master Plan? Please take our Environmental Master Plan Update Survey and tell us what you think. For more information, please visit the Environmental Master Plan web pages. Additional comments can be received by email at emp@citywindsor.ca.  


 Join the City of Windsor as we Celebrate Earth Hour!

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Earth Hour is an international "lights out" event with the goal of having as many world-wide individuals and businesses turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This year, the City of Windsor, Caesars Windsor and EnWin Utilities have teamed up to organize a free event to celebrate Earth Hour.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm at Charles Clark Square where we will watch Earth Hour and EnWin videos until 8:30pm, when all power will be shut off and Earth Hour will be enjoyed by listening and watching various entertainment including a candle dance, drumming circle, poetry reading, choir and drumming band.  

Hope to see you there!


Sapling in a green shopping cartCity approves Sustainable Purchasing Policy and Guide 

The Sustainable Purchasing Guide is full of information about what to ask for when trying to find environmentally friendly products at home or at work! It also provides information on which environmental certifications to look for and includes products in a number of categories, including cleaning products, furniture, office supplies, landscaping and even food.


Council approves municipal Community Garden Policy

For more information on the program or to apply to operate a community garden on City of Windsor property, refer to the Community Garden webpage.


Ever wonder what happens to water when you flush the toilet? Do laundry? Wash your car? Watch the video to find out!


Check out the 2013 Report on the State of our Environment to see how Windsor's environment has changed over time!

In October 2012 Windsor City Council approved the Green the City Fleet Manual. The guiding principle in this green fleet plan is to improve fuel efficiency, which will reduce air emissions and fuel costs. The actions selected for inclusion in the green fleet plan shall guide the City's fleet decisions to ensure the environment is considered in all decisions made.

The City of Windsor released our Climate Change Adaptation Plan in 2012 with the following technical Appendices as part of our strategy to combat climate change.

We have released a study aiming to Improve Thermal Comfort in Urban Parks and Playgrounds (also see Appendices), in addition to the Urban Heat Island Report making recommendations to mitigate urban heat and its impact on public health. 

Check out the Environmental Master Plan web pages to see the programs and initiatives we are working on to help preserve our environment.

Visit the Environmental Services pages to learn about wastewater treatment and how to properly dispose of waste products. The City of Windsor's Downspout Disconnection program is available for residents who would like to divert clean rainwater collected on the roof from the sewer system. 


Check out the Stay Cool Windsor-Essex program designed to prepare for heat events during the summer months.  

For more information on Environmental Initiatives

Phone: For general information call 311.  For detailed inquiries call 519-253-7111 ext. 3226.
Email: emp@citywindsor.ca

 

 

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