We would like to thank all the business’ that have participated with the Explore Lake Simcoe project thus far. Since the inception of the project, we have had the opportunity to support business operators to adopt both individual and collaborative efforts.
As part of the process of being involved with the project, we ask all participants to complete an evaluation form. This information is critical, as it gives us insight into what business’ find helpful and will help us guide the future direction of the project. For those of you who still have to complete the forms, please take a moment to do so and send them back to us. This is an essential component of the project.
Lake Simcoe and the surrounding area provides us with many benefits and keeping it healthy is critical to our business success. Although it may be difficult to quantify the value of a healthy local natural environment, this 2008 report did exactly that for the Lake Simcoe watershed. Over eight years since the report, surely the initial estimated value of the “goods and services provided by the Lake Simcoe watershed…at…$975 million/year” has climbed even higher.
Please take a moment to learn about your business colleagues efforts in the Green Leaders section of the website, and gather ideas. Sharing knowledge helps multiply efforts to protect the health of Lake Simcoe and the surrounding natural area. When a number of business’ communicate the same environmental message (such as through the #nostrawchallenge), it expands customer awareness of the reasons behind these initiatives.
If you have any comments or suggestions about the future direction for this project, or you just want to share a positive story about a local business as it relates to environmental practices, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.