Corporate Knights releases Green Provincial Report Card for 2012

Ontario and British Columbia lead the pack in the race to become Canada’s greenest province or territory.

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Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project deepens its roots with 100 park projects

Toronto, Evergreen.ca – May 22, 2012 – With more than 900 Canadians stepping up to restore 10 green spaces across Canada in 2011, the Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project is finding more ways to make our awesome land even better this summer by hosting 100 greening projects across the country—a ten-fold increase over the previous year….

Scotiabank offers Canadians new loans to purchase green vehicles

Scotiabank today announced its new EcoLiving Auto Loan program for Canadians who are considering the purchase of eco-friendly cars. The program provides highly competitive loan pricing on a wide array of 2011 and 2012 hybrid, electric and clean diesel vehicles.

Are Green Products Truly Environmentally Friendly?

Shared by terrachoiceInc on Oct 28, 2008 Scot Case, Vice President of TerraChoice Environmental Marketing discusses the hidden truth about green claims and greenwashing on WCBS. Related articles EcoMorphosis(alternativesjournal.ca) Just how much greenwashing is there in the energy industry?(greenbiz.com) Saying No To Greenwashing(fishandbicycles.com) My Favourite Stories of 2011: January (treehugger.com) Metal Industry Group Defeats Plastic Packager in Greenwashing…

UBC named Canada’s first Fair Trade Campus

The University of British Columbia has been named Canada’s first “Fair Trade Campus” – and will get its very own blend of ethically sourced coffee – as a result of its national leadership on Fair Trade purchasing.

Xerox Canada Launches New Recycling Program

Xerox Canada today announced the roll out of a new waste prevention program aimed at keeping hundreds of thousands of kilograms of spent imaging supplies out of landfills.

Corporate Knight’s Cleantech 10™

Corporate Knights to unveil the preeminent list of Canadian public and private cleantech companies, the Cleantech 10™ and Next 10 at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

HAC Launches Green Key Meetings

Apr. 4, 2011 – Ottawa – The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) and MPI Foundation Canada today announced the launch of the Green Key Meetings Program, a comprehensive assessment tool for hotel and resort properties that host meetings of any size. The assessment has been designed as a tool to provide Travel, Meeting and Conference…

Hungry? Check out One Planet Catering

OnePlanet Catering has made it it’s purpose to contribute to well being and awareness. It starts with the recognition that we are all one, living on one planet and that we as individuals are 100% responsibility for our actions, which impact the beings and matters that make up our environment. The company uses organic ingredients, locally grown when available. It has developed a delivery system that eliminates the need for paper or plastic, therefore significantly reducing waste. It also donates 5% of all sales to environmental and social causes.

Seafood Champions Finalists Announced at Seafood Summit

SeaWeb’s Seafood Champions finalists were announced today during the opening session of Seafood Summit 2011. The Seafood Summit is internationally recognized as a key forum that inspires productive dialogue designed to help today’s global business leaders, policymakers, producers, scientists and partners in the environmental movement to critically examine the factors influencing progress toward a sustainable seafood market.

Sins of Greenwashing: 2010 Report Released

More than 95 per cent of consumer products claiming to be green are committing at least one of the “sins” of greenwashing, according to The Sins of Greenwashing: Home and Family Edition. The study, released by TerraChoice, a leading North American environmental marketing company, defines greenwashing as an act of misleading consumers about the environmental…

Slow Fashion Wins the Race

It turns out that the tried and true practice of thrifting (buying everything secondhand) isn’t the only eco-friendly way to find clothes.

Edmonton’s Carbon Environmental Boutique

In the heart of historic downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Carbon Environmental Boutique is combining environmental ethics with a keen business sense. Owners Allison MacLean and Marc Nipp view the Boutique as more than a retail store. Their mission is threefold: “To showcase and support environmental manufacturing, to encourage and fortify ethical business practices and to advocate…

BMO Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Image via Wikipedia Toronto – In a hopeful sign of things to come in corporate Canada, BMO Financial Group recently announced that it has achieved carbon neutrality relative to its energy consumption and transportation emissions across the company, worldwide. This fulfills a commitment made by the bank in September 2008. “Special thanks go to our…

New Green Zebra Guide Offers Unique Opportunities for Businesses

Image by thegreenpages via Flickr BC-based social enterprise TB Vets Charitable Foundation, publisher of Green Zebra guide, is now accepting sustainable businesses to feature in Green Zebra’s 2011 edition.  From now until June 18, local businesses can apply to benefit from 16 months of exposure throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Green Zebra, the Lower Mainland’s…

City Green Wins “Business of the Year” and “Innovation” Awards

May 3, 2010 (Victoria, BC) – At a recent awards ceremony, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce presented City Green Solutions with two awards recognizing the organization’s positive business growth, commitment to quality, and innovative new services. City Green received the Innovation Award, sponsored by the University of Victoria, and the Business of the Year…

ECO Canada Recognizes HR Excellence in the Environment

March 23, 2010, Calgary – ECO Canada’s annual Environmental Employer of the Year Awards recognizes companies in the environment industry for their commitment and dedication to human resource (HR) excellence. These awards are unique in that winning organizations are selected based on the evaluation and feedback of their employees-a true testament to a company’s efforts…