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Sapling in a green shopping cartNew! City approves Sustainable Purchasing Policy and Guide

The purpose of the Sustainable Purchasing Policy and Guide is to increase the development and awareness of environmental purchasing at the City of Windsor. The Policy and Guide will help staff include environmental criteria into the City's purchases where possible.

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.

The City of Windsor's Sustainable Purchasing Policy can be found on page 7 of the Guide.

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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