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Actions for Businesses

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Throughout Your Businesses

  • Reduce nutrients and other harmful substances from entering the drain. 

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Sustainable Procurement

Buy products made by companies that take steps to reduce their impacts on the environment and minimize pollution to our lakes, rivers, and streams. 


Follow the advice from Manitoba Sustainable Procurement to learn how to buy goods responsibly.


Look for:



  • Certified electronics. ​​EPEAT approved computers are made using less hazardous materials like lead and mercury​

Also, make sure all contracted workers are aware of and follow your policies when buying goods they require to complete service contracts. 

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On Your Grounds

  • Make sure only rain and snow melt go down the street drains and/or into catchment areas.

  • Employ landscape maintenance services that minimize impacts to waterways:

    • Reduce the need for chemical weed control, through proper plant and material selection, appropriate site preparation and careful maintenance.

    • Weed control should be accomplished by the use of:

      • organic mulches, manual labour, and herbicide controls, in that order. 

  • Wash fleet vehicles at a car wash that recycles water and uses nutrient-free washing products. 

Sustainable Procurement
On Your Grounds
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