The Tidy Towns competition has been encouraging community beautification and enhancement effort in Newfoundland and Labrador for 20 years.
The competition inspires a huge amount of voluntary effort in communities across our province. The effort of these volunteers improves the environment in which we live and also fosters community pride. MNL and the Department of Municipal Affairs works in partnership to deliver this program and our goal is to grow voluntary effort and motivate sustainable change across our province, where we can all work together to make our communities the very best it can be.
Over the years, participating Tidy Towns communities have improved the overall environment in which we live. But, not only does this competition play an important role in how our province looks, it also explores our individually through heritage and community placemaking. In addition to the obvious “green and clean” reasons to participate, there are other just as important criteria that must be met to receive the Tidy Towns honour. Judges are looking for effort in heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscaping as well as floral displays and environment action. Collectively, these efforts build better, more inclusive communities, benefitting the economy and our society as a whole.