Report: Convert Textile Waste to Compost

Researchers have found that waste from the textiles industry can be converted into rich, agricultural compost.  A new report published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution states that a species of earthworm, together with animal manure, can thrive and transform solid sludge into compost. The textile industry creates an abundance of sludge due…

Green Index helps green orgs, businesses find, use green services

The word ‘green’ is thrown around loosely nowadays. It’s used in website names, businesses and slogans. So how do you know bullfrogpower green directory who’s making a commitment to support 100% renewable energy?Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading 100% green electricity provider in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, has launched a new service — the Bullfrogpowered Green…

Green Jobs … in Manufacturing?

The two terms sound like an oxymoron. But they need not be. Nadine Gudz answered, in part, some of the questions that I initially posed for green job seekers in my posting early last week, ‘Green Job Search in a Carbon Economy‘, covering the World Changing Careers symposium. This dynamic manager of Sustainable Strategy for…

Atlantic Eco Expo coming to Halifax

Image via Wikipedia The first annual Atlantic Eco-Expo is coming to Halifax Nov. 21-22 at Exhibition Park. The show will promote and raise awareness of green products and services, and sustainability. Exhibitor categories include eco-fashion, eco-tourism, green business and technology, home and garden, education, green building, green transportation and much more. And you can instantly…

Dying to go green? Canada’s first certified “Green” funeral home can help

BURLINGTON, Ontario–July 28, 2009–Smith’s Funeral Homes is the first Canadian funeral business to be certified by the Green Burial Council (GBC).  GBC is an independent, non-profit and now international organization that works to ensure funeral and cemetery practices are eco-friendly and meaningful. “Running an ecologically responsible business is important to us,” said Don Smith, Owner,…

Green Job Search in a Carbon Economy

The World Changing Careers symposium, held at UBC from July 23 – 27, sought to sharpen the picture of a fragmented industry for green job seekers. Issues and optics covered: Where does one’s skill set and credentials fit in with the sustainability sector? How does a job seeker find his/her entry and beget change in…

Whole Foods Market to Offer Non-GMO Private Label Food Products

Whole Foods Market announced, last week, its commitment to the Non-GMO Project‘s Product Verification Program (PVP) for its private labels. The majority of these non-GMO-certified products will hopefully be offered in the Canadian stores — currently in B.C. and Ontario — of this natural and organic foods retailer. Call your nearest Whole Foods to inquire….

Power Plant – Networking Event for Green Business Leaders

Vancouver has a new networking event for its green business community: Power Plant. Power Plant’s aim is to promote the growth of Vancouver’s green economy by offering an innovative, yet casual approach for sustainable business leaders, social entrepreneurs, eco-adventurers and green artists to celebrate successes, share ideas and knowledge, and create strategic partnerships. It sets…

Canada Goose – A Local Hero Gives Back to Northern Communities

Since our beginnings in 2005, ethiquette has been following the developments at Canada Goose Inc., an extreme outerwear company that had bravely decided to go against the grain and to keep making its products locally when the overwhelming trend was to de-localize to cheap production sites overseas where worker conditions often take a back seat. […]

Canada Goose – A Local Hero Gives Back to Northern Communities

Since our beginnings in 2005, ethiquette has been following the developments at Canada Goose Inc., an extreme outerwear company that had bravely decided to go against the grain and to keep making its products locally when the overwhelming trend was to de-localize to cheap production sites overseas where worker conditions often take a back seat….

HP Calls on Communities for Environmental Change

Power To Change initiative allows users to realize the impact of shutting down idle PCs Editor’s Note: We are huge fans of HP and have been using their computers and following their stewardship initiatives since we first started. Along with their innovative products, they were also ahead in the game in regards to corporate social…

Goodbye, GM …by Michael Moore

I write this on the morning of the end of the once-mighty General Motors. By high noon, the President of the United States will have made it official: General Motors, as we know it, has been totaled. As I sit here in GM’s birthplace, Flint, Michigan, I am surrounded by friends and family who are…

Bye Bye Poncho! – ethiquette Inc.

Bye Bye Poncho! The New Face of Eco-Friendly and Ethical Fashion This article includes research that was conducted for the Guide Acheter Vert, a green buyer’s guide developed by ethiquette and Protégez-Vous. The growing popularity of responsible consumption, as well as the range of attractive and accessible choices now on the market, are allowing more…

Oakville Place introduces diners to earth friendly Food Court experience

OAKVILLE ON – There is a new eco-friendly initiative at Oakville Place shopping centre that enhances the experience of eating in a Food Court and helps the environment. Beginning this month, customers now have the option to select their own restaurant quality plate and have their meal served without generating the waste from a disposable…

Earth Day Canada joins Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles Program

Aeroplan is pleased to announce Earth Day Canada as its newest charitable partner in Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles Program.  Aeroplan launched the partnership with a donation of 1,250,000 Aeroplan Miles and as part of its commitment to the environment, Aeroplan will offset all carbon emissions from flights taken by Earth Day Canada using donated miles. “We”‘re…

WWF expands Climate Savers Program with Fairmont Hotels

Media release from World Wildlife Fund:   In recognition of this new partnership, Fairmont has agreed to a brandwide carbon emissions reduction plan and has pledged to reduce operational CO2 emissions from its existing portfolio of hotels by 20% below 2006 levels by 2013, while also ensuring that new Fairmont properties strive to reduce their…