Creating a sustainable office space at Busch Systems

Tucked away in the south end of Barrie is a modern example of a sustainable office space that incorporates a wide range of environmental principles. Busch Systems Canada is a Barrie-local recycle and waste bin manufacturer, and the… 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

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

Time invested upfront leads to big payoffs for Kind Living

Within a stone’s throw of Lake Couchiching, public hiking trails and cycling routes, Kind Living yoga studio and boutique in Orillia is the embodiment of a business built upon the principles of environmental sustainability. Offering a shopping experience… Read More

Flourish Vitality Centre takes pride in reducing its carbon footprint

Environmental principles guided many of the decisions made when the owners of Flourish Vitality Centre in Barrie set out to create a welcoming, comfortable wellness studio. Studio visitors can access yoga, and other holistic services knowing that the studio… Read More

Lefroy Harbour Resorts upgrades to Clean Marine 5 Anchor Platinum

“The lake is our future” said Linda Ellery, Manager of Lefroy Harbour Resorts, as we concluded our tour of the resort in an electric golf car. Linda’s statement is reflected in the business decisions made at Lefroy Harbour… Read More

A healthy environment thrives at BLiSS Ann Green Yoga

Walking into the BLiSS Ann Green Yoga studio in Barrie, customers quickly become aware of how sustainable principles are incorporated into daily operations to create an environment that supports both human and environmental health. The décor of the… 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

Learn the value of the honey bee at Dickey Bee Honey

Many businesses residing in the Lake Simcoe watershed offer activities that lend themselves to protecting and teaching others about the natural environment. Dickey Bee Honey in Innisfil is one of those businesses. During a trip to Dickey Bee… Read More