New recognition program available to Peterborough business community

Peterborough Green-Up and the Greater Peterborough Area Chamber of Commerce are the proud sponsors of a new program focused on recognizing local businesses that have pledged and implemented strategies to reduce waste and adopt sustainable business practises.
Called Green Business Peterborough, the program will provide a means to recognize those Peterborough businesses with exemplary environmental performance and to better educate and engage the greater business community in environmental stewardship.

“Teaming up with the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce in this new initiative was a logical first step in not only recognizing those businesses who are taking on environmental initiatives, but also encouraging those who aren’t to get on board,” said Axel Tscherniak, Peterborough Green-Up’s Executive Director.

In addition to the recognition program, Green Business Peterborough will serve as a guide to educate businesses on actions they can take that will both improve operational efficiency and reduce the impact on our environment.

To participate in the program, interested businesses should visit and complete the green business application, self-audit and pledge. Once approved, businesses will receive a plaque, window decal and be listed on the Green Business Peterborough website.

To learn more about Green Business Peterborough, businesses can contact Alex Mortlock at 705-745-3238 x 200 or

For more information contact:

Matt Higgs

Peterborough Green-Up

705-745-3238 x206