Marina Del Rey solar update

This winter Marina Del Rey in Orillia installed a 250KW solar system on their boat house roof under the Feed in Tariff program. The type of agreement established in this case is a rooftop lease agreement for which… Read More

Marina del Rey surges into the future with solar

For 50 years, Marina del Rey—a full service marina in Orillia—has provided services to boaters on Lake Simcoe. Having earned a 5 Anchor Diamond rating from the Boating Ontario Clean Marine program, Marina del Rey continues to move… Read More

Powering electric carts for the future at Cardinal Golf Club

Driving into the parking lot of Redcrest Golf Course (one of the four courses at Cardinal Golf Club), one can’t help but notice the shiny golf carts lined up neatly in front of attractive charging stations. This fleet… Read More

Enjoy comfort in a natural environment at Castleview Inn

Castleview Inn is carefully constructed with building materials and technology selected with the environment in mind.  The craftsmanship is the work of owner and builder, Danny Danshant who has integrated energy and water saving measures and strives to… Read More

MEC sustainable building store tour

On the morning of Feb. 9th, MEC Barrie was kind enough to host the first Explore Lake Simcoe networking event. This event gave participants the opportunity to learn about sustainable building design and to discuss environmental business philosophy… Read More

Waters Passive House

The Lake Simcoe watershed is home to a number of hidden environmental innovations. One of these is a lovingly-constructed Passive House in Innisfil. Passive house standards are the world’s most stringent set of building guidelines to maximize energy… Read More

Efficiency is the key to sustainability at Big Cedar Golf

Nestled between lakefront cottages and the Lefroy airport, Big Cedar Golf and Country Club has been in operation since 1931. As a previous participant with the Audubon International program for golf courses, Big Cedar golf continues to apply… Read More

Camping the sustainable way at KOA Barrie

Camping is all about appreciating the natural environment. Waking up to the sound of birds, breathing the fresh air and enjoying the first cup of coffee outside are some of the simple pleasures of camping. Being outside reminds… Read More


Learn about the Explore Lake Simcoe Project and steps your business can take to go green! Feature Newsletter August 2017 – Solar update for Marina Del Rey and learning from golf case studies July 2017 – ELS program update,… Read More

The path to sustainability

Since the July newsletter, Explore Lake Simcoe (ELS) has met with a number of businesses located in the Lake Simcoe watershed that integrate sustainability into their daily operations. The ELS project exists to work with and expand the… Read More