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The Environmental Master Plan is being updated and a draft has gone forward to the Environment, Transportation and Public Safety Standing Committee. It has now been tabled for public comment until January 1, 2018. Please feel free to review the updated Draft 2017 Environmental Master Plan. Please email emp@citywindsor.ca or fill out our survey to provide feedback. 

We want to hear from you! Please join us at one of our booths:

  • Saturday, November 4 - Ojibway Nature Centre, 10am - 12pm
  • Tuesday, November 14 - University of Windsor CAW Centre, 11am - 2pm
  • Tuesday, November 14 - Optimist Community Centre, 5pm - 7pm
  • Thursday, November 16 - WFCU Centre, 5pm - 8pm
  • Tuesday, November 28 - Windsor Public Library Central Branch, 11am - 2pm
  • Wednesday November 29 - St. Clair College, 11am - 2pm

Rain Barrels for sale at the Ojibway Nature Centre!

Rain barrels will be selling for just $50 while supplies last. The Ojibway Nature Centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm at 5200 Matchette Road.


Community Energy Plan

Windsor's Community Engergy Plan, a powerful plan for the futureThe draft Community Energy Plan was approved by City Council on Monday, July 17, 2017. For more information, please visit the Community Energy Plan web pages. Or, check out our videos, available in the shorter Community Energy Plan Ad or our full-length Community Energy Plan Education Video!

Energy Plan ad video linkEnergy Plan education video link


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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