May 15, 2009
Green industry members can now take part in a short self-assessment survey to see how their environmental practices measure up. Created by LO’s Environmental Stewardship committee, the online survey was launched to green industry associations across Canada on Earth Day, April 22.

An online scorecard was created to help green industry members become better environmental stewards. Using it as a tool, a company can measure its impact on air quality, waste management, water stewardship, greening their offices and use of horticultural best practices within their own areas of practice (landscape design, maintenance, retail, snow and ice management, irrigation, etc.). Nursery growers are covered under their Environmental Farm Plans, so best practices for the nursery sector have not been included in the scorecard.

The scorecard is quick to use; it will take approximately 10 minutes to fill out, and will provide you with a snapshot of your company’s environmental practices. After taking the survey, your comments are welcomed, and will be used to improve future versions of the green industry environmental scorecard.

To access LO’s new environmental stewardship survey/scorecard, visit The survey is under the Resources tab on the home page. Comments are welcomed to