The Fourth Pig co-operative

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Published on: September 5, 2018

OCA / Press Release / 04 September 2018

The Fourth Pig co-operative, one of the most innovative sustainable construction companies in Ontario, is improving the environment for our province and those living and working in their buildings.

“The simple fact is that conventional buildings are a climate change catastrophe. If we don’t change the way we make them, then we will not meet the greenhouse gas targets we need to address climate change,” says Matt Adams, one of the co-operative’s founders and director of operations and education.

Set up as a worker co-operative – a business owned and operated by its members – the Fourth Pig uses ecologically sustainable construction materials to create healthy buildings and communities to address climate change in the GTA, the Golden Horseshoe and the Muskoka region.

And the Fourth Pig is more than a green construction company. Choosing to be a co-operative means the business has made a commitment to invest in their community. They provide public education by hosting talks on green building and hands-on skill-building workshops. They also raise awareness of the importance of green buildings in our communities with our public policy makers.