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Starting in April, Cawthron - a high quality science and reasearch institute in Nelson, NZ - will be running a programme
On Friday, March 12th over a hundred and fifty students from McGill Desautels School of Management, the HEC’s Ecole de Gestion and business leaders from around Montreal gathered to share best practices, voice frustrations over sustainability roadblocks and celebrate mutual successes and advancements in CSR. This attitude of learning and searching for solutions brought us to a conference called ‘Beyond CSR’
New research shows that employees receiving a sustainability education can help align practices throughout an organization and can help to build a trustworthy, external, company image.
By Lisa van de Ven, National Post March 12, 2010
New light bulbs -- check. Recycling sorted -- check. Energy-efficient appliances -- got them, too.
It's no secret that green living has taken on momentum and that Canadians are starting to make environmentally driven choices around their homes. They're doing so in overwhelming numbers: A recent survey by Bosch Home Appliances showed that 95% of Canadians have done something to try to live in a more eco-friendly way, including switching light bulbs and purchasing Earth-friendly household products. But many aren't satisfied with stopping there: The survey reports 75% admitted that while they're greener than five years ago, they still have a ways to go.
- The Natural Step Canada and EnviroCentre launch season two of the Greening Ottawa NGOs (GONGOs) program
On March 4th, EnviroCentre and The Natural Step (TNS) Canada hosted the first workshop for the 2010 cohort of the Greening Ottawa Non-Gover
Submitted by Shane Yates 02.03.2010
While most of Canada focuses on how many medals Canada is winning or losing, the Whistler Centre for Sustainability has been sharing another important story. As co-host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler is concerned not only with delivering a successful games but also what happens after the games. As The Whistler Centre says, “what happens after the Games after the adrenaline levels drop, hangovers dissipate, and Whistler starts coming to grips with a more carbon-restrained world?” Can Whistler continue “to be the premier resort community as we move toward sustainability” as their mission states?
Sustainability: the hidden story at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games which will be the most sustainable in history. The Resort Municipality of Whistler has, for many years, been at the forefront of community sustainability in Canada with their award winning plan, Whistler 2020, which is based on The Natural Step’s Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development.
“If you’re not willing to do something different and do it first, then you’re not leading.” David Cheesewright, CEO, Walmart Canada
Last week I attended the Walmart Green Business Summit in downtown Vancouver. I must admit to having mixed feelings about the event as I arrived – though I’ve followed Walmart’s remarkable foray into sustainability, I have remained one of those optimistic but slightly sceptical observers. What became obvious right away at the event, though, was that Walmart is serious about “greening” their operations and that they have an enormous potential to influence many others to get serious about it too. There were over 350 people in the room – most of them senior business executives. While there were many experienced sustainability experts and practitioners in the room, there were also many organizations represented that I’ve personally never seen at such events in the past. Walmart is obviously a draw – especially to the many businesses for whom Walmart is a big customer.