Our History


The development of Partners in Project Green was the culmination of more than a decade of partnership between the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).

These two organizations envisioned a community of like-minded businesses pulling together for the betterment of both the environment and the local economy. After extensive consultation with businesses and various levels of government, Partners in Project Green: A Pearson Eco-Business Zone was officially launched in the fall of 2008.

The goal: to develop the Pearson Eco-Business Zone as an internationally recognized community known for its competitive, high-performance and eco-friendly business climate.

Aerial, Pearson International Airport, November 2008

Our Strategy

The Partners in Project Green Strategy was developed in 2008 with the input from local businesses and all levels of government. Strategic objectives for Partners in Project Green:

  • Demonstrate that the simultaneous pursuit of economic and ecological goals results in greater benefits for the business community
  • Assist businesses to improve their financial and environmental performance
  • Attract and retain investments in eco-economic development initiatives

You can read an executive summary. The full strategic document, and the appendices.

In 2013, Partners in Project Green underwent a rigorous strategy review. You can read the updated strategic document.