Living Green

There are many ways that you can positively affect the environment in the City of Brantford. Caring for the environment around us ensures the sustainability and health of our community.

Living green in Brantford

Learn how you can do your part to preserve the environment for future generations:

  • Dispose of your garbage and recycling effectively and safely.
  • Explore ways to conserve your water use; we have incentives available, and you can learn about Waterwise Gardening.
  • Help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by exploring shared transit options.
  • Consider planting native species of trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses. Visit Watershed Canada’s Plant Database for helpful tips and tricks.

Volunteer and help

We support groups that improve our environment through volunteering or by providing information and ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in our community with the following organizations:

  • Brant Tree Coalition
  • Brantford Power offers ways that you can save and conserve energy in your household or business
  • Brantford/Brant Earth Week Event Committee  
  • The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) has many ways that you can learn more about the natural environment and get involved
  • The Grand River Environmental Group helps to clean up litter and they promote environmental awareness in the community
  • Habitat for Humanity collects e-waste, recycles electronics and helps to reduce landfill waste

Environmental Recognition Awards

Learn about our Environmental Recognition Awards  and how you can nominate a member of the community who’s improving our environmental conservation, education, and sustainability.