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.

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ECO Canada Honours HR Excellence in the Environment

ECO Canada’s annual Environmental Employer of the Year Award winners have been chosen. EEYA 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 in aligning HR practices to support and strengthen workplace culture.

Green Living Show 2011 – April 15 – 17

Green Living Show 2011 – April 15 – 17 – The Green Living Show, “Canada’s largest consumer event dedicated to all things green” offers innovative products and ideas for living a greener lifestyle. Over 400 earth-friendly exhibitors will share thousands of the latest green products and services in energy, food & beverage, health & wellness, green building, transportation, education, home & garden, kids & baby, fashion & beauty, eco-travel and business. “Be inspired by presentations from international eco-icons, and engage in all sorts of fun planet-friendly activities.

3rd Annual Atlantic Eco-Expo

September 23-25, 2011 – Join us at the 3rd Annual Atlantic Eco-Expo, the Maritimes largest Event dedicated to green living and smart thinking! Many fun and engaging Events for the entire family is a great way to learn about how your individual efforts make an impact! The Event will bring together cutting edge organizations that are eager to share their green products, green services and green initiatives with individuals interested in living a greener life. The Event will be held September 23-25, 2011 at the Halifax Cunard Centre.

Private Investments In Green Sectors Top $2 Trillion

Ethical Markets Media released their February 2011 Green Transition Scoreboard® tracking private investments since 2007 in green companies and technologies globally. The investments now total more than $2 trillion.

Grassroots Wedding Fair

Vancouver’s first and only green wedding fair was launched in 2010 to help you plan a locally rooted, eco-friendly wedding that truly reflects how you’ve chosen to live. Over forty eco-friendly exhibitors showcase their wares and services in the Grand Ballroom of Main Street’s landmark Heritage Hall.

One Billion Bottles recycled: an Ontario success story

Toronto – Today, the One Billionth liquor container was returned to The Beer Store under the Bag it Back program, Ontario’s highly successful deposit return program for wine, spirit and beer containers sold through LCBO and Ontario winery retail stores.

“A Better Organic World” Contest

Have a great organic idea? You could win $5000 to make it happen! So Nice, Canada’s largest soy beverage brand, is presently running “A Better Organic World” Facebook contest which asks: “How would you spend $5000 towards a better organic world?” The winner will be awarded the $5000 to put this plan into action. The…

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…

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…

Ontario’s new Orange Drop program to reduce waste

Toronto – Stewardship Ontario, the industry organization responsible for the Blue Box program and the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program, has launched Orange Drop, a new program designed to help make managing hazardous and special waste materials easier for Ontario consumers to understand and to do. In addition to including 22 waste materials…

Riva’s Eco Store grand re-opening party June 23

Riva’s The Eco Store has moved! Our recent relocation into the heart of Inglewood has doubled our retail space and we are celebrating with a Grand Re-Opening Party! If you are new to Riva’s, come and see what the excitement is all about. We promise you’ll leave with valuable knowledge, contented palates and an easy…

Trade Justice releases secret draft of Canada-EU free trade agreement

Ottawa – As the third round of Canada-European Union free trade negotiations commence, the newly formed Trade Justice Network publicly released the draft text of the proposed Canada-European Union Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – the most significant bilateral trade negotiation since the NAFTA. The network is raising serious concerns about the agreement’s potential impact…