Courtenay, Vancouver Island/Coast

CORE Landscape Products

Courtenay, Vancouver Island/Coast


CORE Landscape Products specializes in eco alternatives for everyday life. From permeable foundations for a driveway, pathway, or garden to our electricity-free CORE Glow line. Our products are sustainable, simple, and affordable for everyone and we believe it is all about making small life changes to help improve the environment.


7 Employees

In Business Since 2010

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CORE Landscape Products has been nominated in the following categories:

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Best Community Impact


What motivated you to start your business and what core cause do you support?

CORE Landscape Products was founded in 2010 on the notion that we humans possess the ability to improve our environment. Caroline Rutledge founded CORE after seeing the effects that hard (impermeable) surfaces and poor development practices had on our shared environment during her time as a biological consultant. Although biological consulting educates land developers on the effects their practices have on our ‘watershed’, Caroline saw a gap in what was suggested and what was implemented in the final development projects. To ensure ecological best practices were followed, Caroline realized that a bigger difference could be made by providing these same land developers with the right ‘tools’ to enact tangible and immediate change. With the advent of a company offering affordable, eco-friendly alternatives to impermeable surfaces, it is possible to ensure that the negative effects of these hard surfaces are either eliminated or alleviated. Since 2010 this vision has been realized with over 5 million square feet (!) of the Earth kept alive by Core Landscape Products permeable foundations. CORE prides itself on creating sustainable products that enrich & protect the natural world. Our ongoing research and developments ensure that we create top-quality products while providing the highest level of service. CORE Landscape Products is a proud supporter of environmental initiatives locally and around the world, including the Atlantic Stormwater Initiative and Haiti Ocean Project. Our goal is to promote and educate the use of environmentally sustainable landscaping products that ensures a future where humans and nature can co-exist. We now offer support to emerging technologies, signing on as a technology partner with the UBC Materials & Manufacturing Research Institute in 2020, the Nova Scotia lobster industry, as well as establishing an R&D partnership with Nyoka Design Labs: Canadian ‘Emerging Startup of the Year’ 2020. If you can imagine it, we can create it!

Why do you deserve to win the Best Community Impact award?

CORE Landscape Products prides itself on transparency, honesty, and community leadership. We believe in leading by example and we recognize that consumers hold the power to make a great change in this world, and it starts with small changes. Each installation of CORE Foundations is an opportunity to educate and advocate for permeable foundations and helps to keep the earth alive. We pride ourselves on contributing and supporting community causes; without the support of the community (both local and global), our business would not continue to thrive. So, a hearty thank you to our supporters.

Best Innovation


What motivated you to start your business, what challenges did you overcome?

CORE Landscape Products was founded in 2010 on the notion that we humans possess the ability to improve our environment. Caroline Rutledge founded CORE after seeing the effects that hard (impermeable) surfaces and poor development practices had on our shared environment during her time as a biological consultant. Although biological consulting educates land developers on the effects their practices have on our ‘watershed’, Caroline saw a gap in what was suggested and what was implemented in the final development projects. To ensure ecological best practices were followed, Caroline realized that a bigger difference could be made by providing these same land developers with the right ‘tools’ to enact tangible and immediate change. With the advent of a company offering affordable, eco-friendly alternatives to impermeable surfaces, it is possible to ensure that the negative effects of these hard surfaces are either eliminated or alleviated. Since 2010 this vision has been realized with over 5 million square feet (!) of the Earth kept alive by Core Landscape Products permeable foundations. CORE prides itself on creating sustainable products that enrich & protect the natural world. Our ongoing research and developments ensure that we create top-quality products while providing the highest level of service. CORE Landscape Products is a proud supporter of environmental initiatives locally and around the world, including the Atlantic Stormwater Initiative and Haiti Ocean Project. Our goal is to promote and educate the use of environmentally sustainable landscaping products that ensures a future where humans and nature can co-exist. We now offer support to emerging technologies, signing on as a technology partner with the UBC Materials & Manufacturing Research Institute in 2020, the Nova Scotia lobster industry, as well as establishing an R&D partnership with Nyoka Design Labs: Canadian ‘Emerging Startup of the Year’ 2020. If you can imagine it, we can create it!

Why do you deserve to win the Best Innovation award?

CORE Landscape Products prides itself on transparency, honesty, and community leadership. We believe in leading by example and we recognize that consumers hold the power to make a great change in this world, starting with small changes. Over the past 10 years, our R&D process has allowed for the creation of new and innovative products for outdoor spaces. Through customer feedback, we can continuously create new, innovative products to improve quality of life without compromising the environment, our client’s pocketbook, or our desire for beauty and function. Each project is an opportunity to educate and advocate for permeable foundations that help to keep the earth alive. We follow the 7 Generations Principle: the decisions we make now should result in a sustainable world seven generations into the future. Our local and global community and our environmental passion is the reason we continue to innovate and thrive. So, from all of us at CORE, a heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters.

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