Great news for environmentalists looking for the next best Ontario city to settle their families, retire in, or vacation to during the summer months. The Niagara Region is becoming one of the most eco-friendly areas in the Ontario region. Known for conserving their environment, repairing past damages, and increasing public awareness of environmental issues, it is even recognized by the FDi—a division of Financial Times Limited—as one of the top Ontario cities of the future.

Region-Wide Curbside Battery Collection
​This spring, between April 24 and 28, residents of single-family homes and apartments across Niagara are asked to bring their batteries to the curb on their neighbourhood’s regular collection day. This special one-week only initiative not only offers residents the convenience of disposing of their unwanted batteries, but it also protects our landfills from chemicals such as nickel and cadmium, which are extremely toxic to humans, wildlife, and our environment. All batteries will, of course, be recycled.

Week-long Activities to Celebrate Earth Day
​Every year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. This year, on Canada’s 27th Earth Day anniversary, Niagara residents are making it their mission to encourage Canadians to take action in an effort to effect positive change. They have set out to improve environmental conditions at work, school, and home; and, in recognition of this special day, the Niagara Region has offered an array of fun activities free of charge.

A Guided Tour of Niagara’s Recycling Centre
It’s not every day you visit—or even think of visiting—the Niagara Recycling Centre. Haven’t you ever wondered how materials get recycled? Where they go? What the process is? In one hour, you can finally learn first-hand about the machines, procedures, and people that sort out and ship your recyclables. For your own safety, they implement precautions, such as wearing closed shoes and long pants. Visitors also cannot be under 10-years-old.

Niagara’s Drinking Water Treatment Plants Earn an A+
The province of Ontario awarded the Niagara region with an A+ on their drinking water for the third year in a row. During its 2016 inspections, the region’s six water treatment facilities have received a rating of 100% from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). This outstanding rating is an example of the region’s promise to advance in their efforts to stay green, healthy, and maintain high standards of living. Delivering safe, quality drinking water is one of Niagara’s proudest ecological accomplishments.

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