Going green is good for the planet. As one of the first shopping malls in Thunder Bay and the largest of its kind in Northwestern Ontario, Intercity Shopping Centre is committed to being number one at what we do. That’s why we’re working with our tenants, employees, suppliers and customers in taking steps towards reducing our environmental footprint.
Intercity’s successful execution of green initiatives is being achieved through a detailed, measurable and long-term strategy called “Going Green” that focuses on environmental performance.
- Bi-weekly collection of recyclable materials from tenants
- Recycling of glass, aluminum, cardboard, mixed paper, fluorescent light tubes and non-rechargeable batteries
- Collection of deep fryer oil for the production of bio-diesel fuel and animal feed
- Selling eco-friendly gift cards
- Regularly offering free recycled shopping totes
- Utilizing environmentally-friendly cleaning products
- Recycling non-rechargeable batteries and fine plastic wrap
In 1992, Intercity Shopping Centre, Bell Canada, TBayTel, Thunder Bay Hydro, Port Arthur General Hospital, St Joseph’s Care Group, and the McKellar and Hogarth Westmount Hospitals founded Zero Waste Action Team. The self-supporting organization works together to eliminate waste, manage resources and promote local jobs and economic self-sufficiency in Thunder Bay.