813: 8 April 2013 – Published by Green Communities Canada RAIN! See Water Canada Magazine article about how user fees and credit system helps Kitchener pay for its municipal stormwater system. Rain barrels, rain gardens, prmeable pavers (as well as cisterns and infiltration galleries) qualify for stormwater credits … RAIN! featured in insert … REEP Green Solutions is coordinating aregion-wide rain barrel [...]
The David Suzuki Foundation and Google Earth Outreach are launching an online map that will allow residents and decision-makers to zoom in to their community and calculate the economic value of natural capital assets.
731: 7 June 2011 – Publised by Green Communites Canada ONTARIO WALKOLUTION FUNDING. Green Communities’ Canada Walks has been awarded two project grants from the Ontario’s Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport’s Healthy Communities Fund : Walking and Wheeling: Healthy, Happy, Active School Travel received $171,830; Ontario Walk Friendly Communities Designation Development received $264,480. Both [...]
With over 80 percent of Canadians now living in cities, it’s time to explore how urban residents can be part of a smooth transition to renewable energy.
From June 5 to 9, 2011, the inaugural Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 will bring together leading international scientists, as well as exceptional young leaders in politics, policy making, civil society and business, to work together to tackle today’s energy challenges.
GREEN JOBS. Pembina Institute’s new report, Reducing Pollution, Creating Jobs: The effects of climate policies on employment, finds that Canada’s governments could create more jobs by implementing strong climate policies than by continuing with business as usual. “Renewable energy [and energy efficiency] is the pro-job (more labour intensive) choice, creating more direct jobs than fossil fuel alternatives [including carbon capture and storage]. The federal government’s economic stimulus funding for infrastructure could have created nearly three times as many jobs if it had been invested entirely in clean energy” … Germany created 300,000 jobs in 10 years with solar and renewable energy.
For those interested in IT energy efficiency in the office, check out Intel’s report entitled “Reducing energy use in offices to increase IT stability” and see how companies are using technology to improve productivity and customer service.
The purpose of the EcoDriver Manitoba blog is to provide a venue for the ecoDriver Manitoba team to update you on what’s new and interesting in the world of eco-driving, fuel efficient vehicles, and transportation. It also provides you with a means of giving us feedback, expressing your opinions, and follow along with us as we promote easy driving habits that save you money and reduce emissions!
As we await for the release of Microsoft’s next operating system, Windows 7 promises to build upon Windows Vista’s power management features. Windows 7 has been designed with energy efficiency in mind. Microsoft made improvements to both the core operating system and worked with industry partners to help improve the energy efficiency of the whole [...]