Green Business Bureau’s web-based program a first in Canada

Vancouver – The Green Business Bureau (GBB) announced today the launch of their new web-based program designed specifically to help Canadian businesses become more sustainable. The new service will assist entrepreneurs, executives and employees of businesses across Canada committed to the environment and sustainable business practices by showing them how to reduce their environmental footprint…

A Green Budget for Canada?

Ottawa – In light of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s invitation for input on the upcoming federal budget, the Green Budget Coalition (GBC) is today highlighting its three priority budget recommendations, whose adoption could stimulate over 8,000 new jobs in renewable energy, ensure clean sources of drinking water for millions of Canadians, and help Canada meet…

Walmart tackles supplier packaging reduction

I have a love hate relationship with Walmart. They really do have some fantastic deals but I know that their business practices can be somewhat shady at times. Like every other corporation they are trying to make their mark in the environmental world. Trying to show that they care and that their practices are not…

BC businesses take action on global warming

BC businesses take action on global warming as Province shows leadership in Copenhagen. VANCOUVER, BC (Dec. 17th) — Climate Smart announced today that about 52,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions have been tracked by over 160 BC small businesses as part of its program to help them reduce costs by cutting greenhouse gas emissions. That’s…

Eco-Ethical Xmas List 2009

From our friends at Ethiquette. Our two top picks this year – Great little somethings that go easy on the earth and benefit communities overseas Y Focus Fair Trade – Sports Balls Y Focus certified Fair Trade soccer balls, volleyballs and rugby balls are hand stitched in Pakistan by workers who are paid better than […]

Big Businesses Going Green: Eco-Friendly efforts pay off for large companies

By Karran Finlay (guest contributor) Incorporating eco-efforts into your every day business practices can not only save you money, but it can positively affect your brand. This is true for any sized company; in fact big corporations are initiating some of the most talked about “green” efforts. Microsoft’s Convergence Tradeshow in March 2009 was the…

Green Meetings: It’s not easy being green…or is it?

By Karran Finlay (Guest contributor) More and more companies are taking the initiative to "green up" their meetings, yet others are stuck in the “thinking about it” phase. It’s not always easy to ensure sustainable practices, but it can be easier than you think (and it doesn’t have to cost you more). I’ve put together…

Aviva Community Fund

Toronto – Today Aviva Canada Inc. announced the launch of the Aviva Community Fund – a unique competition that will seek to lead, empower and support positive change in communities from St. John’s to Victoria. Supported by a significant $500,000 pledge from Aviva, the Aviva Community Fund provides a forum where individual Canadians can band…

Green Century Applauds Costco’s Movement on Seafood Sustainability

BOSTON, MA – Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (“Green Century”), the Boston-based investment advisor to the environmentally-responsible Green Century Equity Fund, announced today that it believes that Costco Wholesale Corp.* (“Costco”) has made significant progress in disclosing information about key sustainability issues, including  the seafood sold in its stores. “We applaud Costco for releasing its…

Green Living launches the Toronto GREEN LIVING GUIDE

The Green Living Guide is Toronto’s passport to the best green businesses and services TORONTO, ON, September 8, 2009 — Green Living, Canada’s leading voice in sustainable living, is publishing Toronto’s first annual Green Living Guide.  It’s the most comprehensive directory of places to shop, eat and live green, with 375+ listings, all selected and…

Call for Global Climate Change Deal: Leading Cdn Companies

Media Release by Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR): Toronto, ON – Leading Canadian companies are calling for world leaders to complete an ambitious, robust and equitable deal on climate change at the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December. The Copenhagen Communiqué, a global campaign by prominent business leaders, urges world governments to adopt…

New Green Drinks Chapter – Burnaby

Burnaby is one of the latest venues for Green Drinks, a monthly informal gathering for people in the environmental field to discuss new developments, issues, and ideas, often over beer and snacks. Green Drinks Burnaby Their meetups are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. First gathering is… Date: Tuesday September 8, 2009 Time: 6:00…

Shore Power for Cruise Ships – a Canadian First

METRO VANCOUVER, Aug. 31 /CNW/ – Port Metro Vancouver today unveiled its new shore power facility at the Canada Place cruise ship terminal. The port is the first to install shore power for cruise ships, and only the third in the world to do so. The shore power installation at the home port of the…

Green Construction Training Program

How can a Green Construction Site Coordinator help on a green building project? A Green Construction Site Coordinator is a valuable addition to all green building projects as they ensure that the green site operations are managed safely and efficiently. They also train all trades as they arrive on site to ensure consistent communication of…

Green Careers Panel Discussion – October 1, 2009

Learn more about career opportunities in B.C.’s growing “green” sectors. The Burnaby Employment Resource Centre, in conjunction with the B.C. Labour Market Report, has brought together representatives from leading environmental companies, organizations, associations, and training programs to discuss: green jobs in fields such as architecture, utilities, engineering, construction, manufacturing, waste management, management consulting, and public…

Atlantic Eco-Expo

“Atlantic Eco-Expo offers premium opportunity for exhibitors and regional economic development” Halifax, NS – November 21 and 22, 2009. Green business is becoming an increasingly profitable enterprise for many Canadian firms, as the carbon footprint of a firm is an important factor in consumer choice of products and services. Given that resources are finite, consumers…

Eco tourism zipping through Long Point

Ontario’s hottest new eco adventure is now sending thrill-seekers zipping through the Carolinian forests of Norfolk County.Long Point Zip Line Canopy Tour, Observatory & Eco Adventures launched this past spring and has quickly become a major eco attraction in a region that boasts the largest remaining forest cover in Southern Ontario. In fact, Norfolk County…

New Earthcast Series on Sustainability – Live Webcasts

Beginning on August 19th, 2009, Earthscan will offer a free one-hour webcast on a different topic each month, giving viewers the opportunity to learn from, and interact with, leading authorities from a range of different fields. The audio presentations will be accompanied by illustrative slides and viewers will have the opportunity to contribute to discussions…