Green Initiatives

At Costa Verde, we work where we live—and we love Victoria. We will always do our best to keep it clean, green, and beautiful for generations to come.  

Costa Verde’s 2022 & 2023 green initiative goals

  1. 90% of power tools are battery operated
  2. 50% of plants in our proposed designs are native to BC
  3. 100% paperless in our estimates, invoices, and designs

Reducing our carbon footprint is a top priority for Costa Verde. Here are the steps we are taking to help achieve this:

Transition 90% of our power tools to battery operated

Our biggest green-future initiative is transitioning our power tools off of gas and toward batteries. This helps reduce carbon emissions and noise pollution. Since 2022, our maintenance gardening division has successfully moved to 90% battery-operated tools. Any new gear will be battery-powered wherever possible.

Our green-friendly power tools:

Go paperless in our business administration

All of our estimates, designs, billing, staff timesheets, work orders, meeting notes and invoicing are done online to reduce unnecessary—and wasteful—paper use. Our day-to-day vendor receipts and bookkeeping records are digital to eliminate paper use.

Support green and organic gardening products

Our gardening and maintenance crews never use any pesticides or chemicals of any kind. We also work hard to promote alternative lawn and garden care practices to help decrease our need for fertilizers. But, when we do use fertilizers, we use an organic one that works wonders—and is eco-friendly.

Reduce our carbon footprint with electric vehicles

We have two electric vehicles that are used by our estimators to reduce their carbon footprint commute around Victoria, BC. We will try out new electric/hybrid trucks as they become available, with the aim of replacing our 14 maintenance and gardening trucks over time.

Waste reduction, upcycling, and recycling Initiatives

We are proud to say that all of the materials we take away from our job sites are recycled and/or composted!

Composting green waste into mulch

We turn green waste, such as leaves and grass cuttings, from job sites into a great mulch product that we reuse in garden beds. This nutrient-rich mulch helps amend the soil, improve water flow and retention, and boost plant and soil health.

Recycling and upcycling landscaping materials

Our landscaping and installation crew also works hard to recycle, upcycle, compost, and support local businesses. For example, we recycle concrete and fill from excavations at other job sites as fill or to create new products. We also use local gravel, sand, and rock in our hardscape projects recycled or collected from other local sites.