Environment Matters

Our Sustainable Philosophy

 family suzuki smThe Neighbourhood Group of Companies has always believed in serving local products as part of our quest to operate sustainably.

"Our goal is to operate the facility in an environmentally sensitive fashion. We strive to continually search for ways to improve. We hope to eventually recycle and compost most of our waste. In the end, our ultimate goal is to achieve a zero carbon "footprint,” says founder Bob Desautels

The NGC Corporate offices and The Woolwich Arrow are being powered by Bullfrog Power, meaning they use 100% Green Electricity.

In addition, The Woolwich Arrow and Borealis Kitchener now feature Thermal Solar Panels for hot water to reduce our carbon foot-print. We serve only sustainably harvested seafood and are Ocean Wise and Eco Certified. Our staff uniforms are manufactured by Me to We and are made from organic cotton and bamboo. Even NGC company vehicles are from Ontario assembly plants.

 

Regeneration Canada LogoRégénération Canada

Neighbourhood Group of Companies is partnering with Régénération Canada who, through a variety of workshops, webinars and advocacy initiatives, aim to spread awareness on the potential of soil regeneration and on the different regenerative practices, as well as inform a diverse community on how to contribute to a regenerative world.

Régénération Canada believes that as the climate crises is unfolding, a radical shift is needed if we are to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of environmental collapse. Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions drastically is a critical step – however, it will not be sufficient. We need to absorb excess atmospheric Carmon and sequester it in biological carbon sinks.

Simultaneously, the way we have been managing land worldwide has caused excessive soil degradation through industrial agriculture practices, deforestation and urban development. Degraded soils are less productive, leach toxins in waterways, and are more vulnerable to droughts, floods and erosion. As a result, the issues we are faced with are:

CLIMATE CHANGE

LACK OF RESILIENCE

BIODIVERSITY COLLAPSE

LACK OF RURAL LIVELIHOOD

FOOD INSECURITY

WATER POLLUTION

HEALTH ISSUES

 

If you would like more information on Régénération Canada please visit their website,  

https://regenerationcanada.org/en/.

 

Climate Change

Our beef supplier, Bryan Glivesy of YU Ranch, recently spoke to TVO for a special about, 'Why Farmers Are Waking Up To Climate Change'. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. If you would like to read this article just click on the link:

https://www.tvo.org/article/why-farmers-are-waking-up-to-climate-change