New town program to recognize ‘green’ initiatives by citizens

Recognizing Sylvan Lakers who are leaders in being green is the purpose behind a new town initiative.

Recognizing Sylvan Lakers who are leaders in being green is the purpose behind a new town initiative.

The Green Certification initiative offers residents, businesses, non-profit organizations and schools and opportunity to celebrate and get some acknowledgement for all they do to promote environmentally friendly practises, according to a town news release from Joanne Gaudet.

“As a lakeside community it is not enough to be stewards of the lake, we must respect and protect all aspects of our environment,” said Mayor Susan Samson who helped create the initiative. “The Green Certification Program will recognize our citizens who are leaders in being green and setting a high standard.”

The idea is to keep it simple. “While becoming Green Certified is easy, the impact we can make is big!” the release stated. “A certificate will be presented to all those who successfully meet Green Certificate standards.”

The town hopes to see these certificates proudly displayed in homes and businesses on an annual basis.

Green certification will need to be renewed annually and as the program grows, the town may make changes to how the process is awarded and approved.

For more information visit www.sylvanlake.ca and click on the “Green Program” tab.