High-tech conservation

In recent years there have been huge advances in the technology of field-based inventory and mapping. For NCC in BC, all field based inventory and mapping is now completed using the common iPad.

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Sustainable municipalities snapshot – GCNews #731

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…

Equinox Summit: Energy 2030

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.

Climate policies are good for employment, shows Pembina – GCNews #720

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.

Reducing energy use in offices to increase IT stability

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.

EcoDriver Manitoba is blogging

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!

Operating systems “green” with envy over Windows 7

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…

Saskatchewan’s Environmental Technology Sector Continues to Grow

Saskatoon – An alternative energy technology has been approved for Go Green funding through the Ministry of Environment. Titan Clean Energy Projects Corporation of Saskatoon will use $160,250 of Green Technology Commercialization Grant funding to help in bringing its biomass briquetting technology to market.

Saskatchewan’s Environmental Technology Sector Continues to Grow

Saskatoon – An alternative energy technology has been approved for Go Green funding through the Ministry of Environment. Titan Clean Energy Projects Corporation of Saskatoon will use $160,250 of Green Technology Commercialization Grant funding to help in bringing its biomass briquetting technology to market.

BOMA’s BESt – Go green with BOMA Canada’s new certification

(Vancouver, October 2, 2008) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada has unveiled its newly integrated green building certification program, BOMA BESt. At a presentation during BOMEX 2008, twelve buildings from across Canada were recognized for their commitment to operating in an ecologically responsible manner. The past top scoring Go Green Plus building…

New plants convert waste pipeline heat into clean electricity

CALGARY, Sept. 2 /CNW/ – Pristine Power Inc. and ENMAX Green Power Inc. today announced that commercial operations have started at their jointly owned Enpower 5 MW Energy Recovery Generation (ERG) project in British Columbia under the terms of a 20-year electricity purchase agreement with BC Hydro. The plant, located in Savona, about 45 km…

Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS)

Since 1972, the Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS) has supported the research activities of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada by building the National Soil DataBase, and acting as a source of GIS products and expertise through its personnel, GIS systems, and operating procedures. http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/