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Conservation Co-op's Environmental Code of Practice

Conservation Co-op has some unique features, goals and objectives related to energy conservation and reduced environmental impact. All members will have to follow certain guidelines in order to achieve the goals established for the co-op. Applicants should be aware that they must agree to these goals and objectives in order to be considered for membership.


  1. To reduce the consumption of energy, water, and waste to levels significantly lower than those of conventional households;
  2. To provide liveable, socially-oriented community;
  3. To demonstrate that housing which reduces environmental stress is economically feasible;
  4. To build an environmentally-progressive community.


Members are expected to commit themselves to meeting the following objectives. Help to meet these objectives will be provided by Co-op environment and education committees and by other members:

  1. Commitment to use only approved "environmentally-friendly" cleaning products in the home, including bathroom, kitchen, and laundry, so as to reduce water pollution;
  2. Acceptance of limited availability of parking;
  3. Acceptance of non-smoking rule in all shared facilities and hallways in accordance with city by-laws;
  4. Acceptance of non-substitution of standard low-flow plumbing fixtures (showers, toilets and faucets) and energy-efficient lighting;
  5. Commitment to regularly participate in conservation-related community projects, activities and co-op maintenance (grounds, greenhouse, etc.);
  6. Acceptance of rule prohibiting air conditioners. Exceptions may be granted by the Board of Directors for medical reasons;
  7. Acceptance of low-noise rules established by the Co-op;
  8. Commitment to compost organic waste for use in groundskeeping;
  9. Commitment to separate and sort recyclables materials and to use recycling rooms for storage of recyclables; and
  10. Acceptance of clause in Occupancy By-law empowering the Board of Directors to evict members for continued non-compliance with the above.

Last modified by Richard Guy Briggs on November 3rd, 1999.