Sustainability is a supporting pillar of CCOC’s vision and mission. We believe in the importance of being green, both as an organization and in the day-to-day lives of tenants and staff.
Why is it important to live sustainably?
- To conserve resources. There are finite resources (water, air, etc.) on the planet and we need to make sure they’re still around for future generations.
- To improve your health. Avoiding dangerous chemicals and reducing pollution makes air easier to breathe.
- To save money. Many environmental actions you take will lower your energy costs.
- To fight climate change. Reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere lessens harmful changes to our climate.
CCOC has designed a number of programs to help tenants get involved in living a greener life.
All new tenants are asked to sign a green commitment pledge form when they move in to commit to different behaviours in their day-to-day lives. Each year, tenants receive a personalized report card letting them know about the positive impact their choices have had on the environment. Report cards are also issued to each building so tenants can keep track of the difference they are making together.