Council and staff at the Town of Ladysmith take our commitment to sustainability seriously. The Town has won awards for initiatives like our curbside organic waste pick-up program and our Sustainability Visioning initiative. Read more about the Town's sustainability initiatives...
Our Green Team
Town staff have been working hard together to educate and inform their co-workers on ways to make their workplace and their lives greener.
Garbage & Recycling
Ladysmith was the first community in the Cowichan Valley Regional District to bring in a curbside recycling program in 1995; and in 2003 was the first community in BC to introduce a curbside pick-up program for household organic waste. The garbage we send to landfills has gone down by 60 per cent since 1995.
Ladysmith takes the quantity and the quality of its water supply very seriously. The Town has brought in a number of measures to upgrade the water supply sytem and to reduce water use in the community.
Ladysmith has signed the Community Action Charter, which is a provincial government pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent by the year 2020. Council adopted our Community Energy Plan in 2008.
Our Sustainability Vision
In 2008, over 600 citizens took part in a process to craft a vision of a sustainable future for our community. The resulting Sustainability Vision is a road map for the Town and our residents.
What You Can Do
There are many easy ways to do your part for a sustainable Ladysmith.