Country Cupboard receives Environmental Business Hero award

By Roderick Benns

Country Cupboard has received an Environmental Business Hero of the Year Award for 2020, as selected by the City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee (CKLEAC).

The well-known health food store in Fenelon Falls is owned by Julia Taylor, a passionate environmentalist who often leads community green initiatives, whether trash clean-up days, seedling giveaways, or ongoing community education.

“A business is a great tool to drive a greater impact than (I could do on) my own,” she tells the Advocate. “And I take great pleasure in doing so.”

Taylor says she is thankful the community supports Country Cupboard “and has risen up to the challenge to reduce their own environmental impact (through) participating in our products and services.”

The business owner says Country Cupboard is also in a position of buying power that allows them to put pressure on our distributors and brands to act in honour of the environment, to “hold them accountable to their customers demands.”

The letter from the city states the municipality wants to “recognize your environmental efforts through CKLEAC’s Environmental Business Hero Award program.”

A presentation of the award will be made at council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Jan. 12, where other awards will also be announced. The meeting will be in a digital format via Zoom.

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