Partners in Project Green has completed a refresh of its strategy that will provide a road map for the organization over the next five years.
Since 2008, Partners in Project Green has worked with hundreds of businesses in the area surrounding Toronto Pearson airport – one of Canada’s largest employment hubs – to create the Pearson Eco-Business Zone.
Over the past five years, PPG has supported 2,500 projects that have diverted nearly 20,000 tonnes of waste from landfill, conserved 1.8 billion litres of water and avoided 121,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. However, the needs of businesses and municipalities evolve, so we have sought guidance from our staff, members and municipal partners to refresh our strategy and ensure that we can continue to meet those needs.
In our Strategic Refresh: 2019-2023, we have made important updates that will guide us as we continue to support our members and partners in the design and implementation of environmentally sustainable projects and business practices.
Highlights from Partners in Project Green’s Strategic Refresh: 2019-2023 include:
- Growing the Partnership: PPG will expand its program offerings to the entirety of the TRCA jurisdiction and forge relationships with new organizations that approach sustainability from different perspectives.
- Systems Approach and Reporting: Bringing a systems-thinking approach to sustainability, PPG will work with members to identify and implement technology or processes that have benefits across a variety of sustainability areas from energy, to waste, to water. We will also encourage and support our members in setting targets and reporting on environmental initiatives and impacts to demonstrate progress and guide future action.
- Embedding Sustainability: We will place a greater emphasis on conducting research to support municipalities and the business community on topics such as urban planning and development opportunities that unlock further growth and the adoption of sustainability measures and green infrastructure.