at the Western Fair District
The "Green Team"
Making our company as "green" as possible is a priority at Western Fair.The Green Team was created August 2010, by a group of dedicated employees interested in leading environmental initiatives at the Western Fair Association.
We strive to minimize the environmental impact of our operations by doing our best to conserve, recycle, embrace emerging technologies and explore alternative and renewable sources of energy that will provide a better future for Western Fair, our families, our customers and our community.
20 Minute Makeover of the CNRA Park
WFA has accepted the Business to Business, 20 minute Make-Over Challenge. Companies, government locations and schools endeavour to clean-up their environment.
Earth Hour 8:30pm-9:30pm
Western Fair joined businesses around the world to combat global warming by turning off non-essential lights
"Greening" Habitat for Humanity Homes
One of the Green Team's first major community events will be laying sod and planting trees and plants at the three new Habitat for Humanity homes located on Egerton Street. Western Fair has made a corporate donation to "green" the properties for our three new neighbours and will utilize staff volunteers to complete this project.
National Tree Day
PEAC participated in National Tree Day by planting a new tree along Florence St. near the Sports Centre.
Ongoing & Past Initiatives
Western Fair is recycling all electronic waste. Printers, computers, phones, etc are all disposed of responsibly using Advanced Materials Recovery.
Green Power for the Fair
Since 2009, the Annual Fair has invested in 100% green energy with Bullfrog Power.
We collect green waste from our kitchens and produce in-house compost for use in our flower beds and landscaping.
We have practiced pesticide free landscaping
Investing in energy efficient equipment
The Sports Centre has invested in new ice equipment to lower fossil fuel consumption, and upgraded its HVAC building automation lowering their utilities.
The Western Fair has replaced lighting in the Sports Centre, tradeshow buildings, Agriplex, and workshops with more energy efficient lights. During Christmas, all decorative Christmas lighting has been changed to LED lights.
Western fair has chosen to go paperless with e-surveys, e-ballots and e-tickets for all of our shows.
Green choices in our buildings
Our office building has been modified to have occupancy sensor lights on all offices and washrooms, programmable thermostats, night lights and timers on outdoor lighting
Committed to reducing consumption
The Western Fair Sports Centre has signed on to the "Ontario Demand Response Program" to reduce electricity on high demand days
Please contact Heather Blackwell at 519-438-7208 ext. 261 if you have any questions about the "Green Team"