Green industry scorecard: Online tool helps evaluate environmental practices

Green industry members can now take part in a short self-assessment survey to see how their environmental practices measure up, created by Landscape Ontario's Environmental Stewardship committee,

Landscape Ontario's online scorecard has been created to help green industry members become better environmental stewards. Using it as a tool, companies can measure their impact on air quality, waste management, water stewardship, greening their offices and use of horticultural best practices within their own areas of practice (landscape design, maintenance, garden centre, snow and ice management, irrigation, etc.) Nursery growers are covered under their Environmental Farm Plans, so best practices for the nursery sector have not been included in the scorecard.

The survey is quick to use; it will take approximately 10 minutes to fill out, and will provide you with a snapshot of your company's environmental practices. After taking the survey, your comments are welcomed, and will be used to improve future versions of the green industry environmental scorecard.

To access the online survey, CLICK HERE The survey is available to all industry members on the LO website.

Comments are welcomed to environment@landscapeontario.com.