The Town of Orangeville is pleased to sponsor the 2015 Sustainability Award
The Orangeville ReStore is part of a group of stores across the region that accept donations of household goods, furniture and building supplies that they sell to raise funds for Habitat of Humanity’s Charitable activities including building affordable housing. The ReStore has surpassed sales expectations and is projected to grow as its visibility in the community increases. The ReStore’s business model is infused with sustainable strategic goals that include recycling goods otherwise destined for landfill, using those proceeds for charitable causes and working with the community on a variety of volunteer projects. In addition to this the ReStore is also implementing a “youth at risk” program that will provide on-the-job training to young people seeking to increase their employability skills. The ReStore collaborates with Home Hardware and Home Depot to provide an outlet for their end-of-line items offering a win-win situation for the Dufferin business community and consumers as well as the environment and the benefactors of Habitat for Humanity’s activities.
Blue Mountain Plastics is a subsidiary of Ice River Springs and is committed to recycling plastic for the water bottling industry. A major purchaser of municipal blue box plastic, BMP has implemented a closed loop recycling system to capture water bottle waste and reuse that plastic for new water bottles. The process involves recycling and reusing plastic from the blue box system in Ontario to make 100% recycled plastic bottles. These bottles are then refilled by Ice River springs reducing the impact of the water bottles on the environment. Owners Jamie and Sandy Gott are committed to building a sustainable business by contributing to improving the environment through recycling and other environmental initiatives. In addition to recycling plastic the company has been reducing its environmental impact by optimizing freight efficiencies, piping water from the source, using solar energy arrays and geothermal cooling and planting 70,000 trees to capture carbon dioxide. For every pound of material used greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by -71% and energy consumption reduced by -84%.
Millennium1 Solutions is a leading North American Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions provider with a solid track record of providing end-to-end B2B2C solutions for its customers and their clients. Also known by the acronym M1S, the award-winning team is trusted to provide high-quality, scalable, and secure solutions to many of the largest and most recognizable North American brands across a variety of industries. They are proud to nurture a unique, values-based culture that embraces diversity and enables their nearly 2000 employees to excel. Their employee culture is fundamentally based on collaboration, teamwork, mutual respect, and a shared passion for performance excellence.
Hockley Valley Resort is a year-round, boutique resort destination located in the Hills of Headwaters, in the heart of some of Ontario’s most picturesque countryside, one hour from downtown Toronto. First opening its doors in 1985, the 300-acre Hockley Valley Resort features 104 luxury rooms and suites, 14 meeting rooms and an 8,000 square foot full-service spa. The resort is home to a championship 18-hole golf course and 15 scenic ski and snowboard runs for all levels, including an upper and lower freestyle terrain park.
Xogen Technologies has been at the forefront of waste water treatment for over a decade. Developing their patented technology for multiple applications in remote communities, the mining industry and for community scale projects has given Xogen the chance to showcase their process in various places. Xogen’s treatment process is odourless, and based on results to date, treats effluent more effectively than other technologies in the market today. Xogen’s wastewater treatment technology is achieved through a single unit process that will reduce costs and allow emitters to comply with treated effluent regulations while occupying up to 75% less space than what is required by conventional treatment systems. Xogen’s technology also removes suspended solids, phosphorus, pharmaceuticals and personal care products from contaminated water.
Century Wood Products is focused on reclaiming wood from barns and other historic structures. This keeps the wood from the landfill and provides a useful purpose for these products. Century Wood recognizes the value of these wood assets all over Ontario and as early pioneers knew the strength and versatility of wood as building material and by reclaiming it they can offer products that cannot be replicated or reproduced and also a reduced carbon footprint than other sources of wood products. An environmental and aesthetic alternative to the traditional fate of an old Ontario bank barn (letting them slowly decay or burn) the wood is given a renewed purpose as a floor, table or art piece and at the same time, saving trees and reducing the carbon footprint of building materials. They also attempt to minimize their carbon footprints by incorporating carbon offsets. They also supply other local shops with their product such as Mono Centre Salvage and Wood that uses reclaimed lumber in doors, tables and other furnishings.
At Village Fare our goal to prepare treats you feel good about giving to your four legged family members. It’s about knowing you are rewarding them with the very best treat you can. Healthy and natural made with only nature’s products, 100% Canadian grown, prepared and packaged. The only thing added is your love, to keep your treasured companion happy and coming back for more.