Tag: Sustainability

TD Opens First Net-Zero Energy Bank Branch in Canada

“Changing our branches from energy users to energy generators is one more way that we can lead by example in the transformation to a greener economy,” said Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief environment Officer, TD Bank Group. “Net zero energy is good for the environment and it makes good business sense – and that is fundamental to being the better bank.” [Click on Logo to learn more]

Oct 31, 2011
12:31 PM

New Heating Unit at Providence University College will Reduce Greenhouse-gas Emissions: Lemieux

The province invested $84,000 through the Community Led Emissions Reduction (CLER) Initiative’s competitive fund. CLER is a pilot initiative aimed at supporting projects and providing incentives to encourage locally driven efforts to achieve reductions in Manitoba’s greenhouse-gas emissions and build toward sustainable, long-term changes. [Click on Pic to learn more]

Oct 28, 2011
01:42 PM

Cargill Hosts U.S. Premiere of Living Lands and Waters Floating Classroom

Cargill has partnered with LL&W since 1999. In addition to funding for the floating classroom and annual support for the organization’s operating needs, Cargill employees volunteer with the crew for river cleanups and tree planting projects in the communities along the major rivers where Cargill has operations and provide additional expertise to support the organization, including as guest speakers at LL&W’s workshops. [Click on Pic to learn more]

Oct 26, 2011
10:35 AM

Manitoba Strengthens 'GrEEEn' Trucking Program to Help Improve Industry Efficiency, the Environment and Economy: Ashton

“The GrEEEn Trucking program is off to a very good start with last year’s $225,000 in funding leveraging about $13 million in upgrades by local transportation companies,” said Ashton. “We are also pleased the Manitoba Trucking Association and University of Manitoba Transport Institute are continuing to partner with us to help the province’s trucking industry become world leaders not only in reducing their operating costs, but in also reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

Oct 25, 2011
08:24 AM

Manitoba Announces Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail

“This new resource will allow the public to safely visit the area without causing damage to the fragile native plants and their habitat,” said Premier Selinger. “I especially want to thank our partners, Debwendon Inc. and Eugene Reimer, for their support in making this new trail possible.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

Oct 24, 2011
01:34 PM

UWSA Bike Lab ‘Carves’ Home For Cyclists on University of Winnipeg Campus

“This student led initiative is a testament to the spirit and commitment of our students on campus and the importance of issues of sustainability that encompasses the entire University and broader community,” said UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy. “The Bike Lab is of great benefit to our students, faculty and staff if they choose sustainable transportation to come to campus.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

Oct 21, 2011
11:13 AM

Federal Investment to Enhance Clean Energy Market Opportunities for Western Canadian Businesses

The Clean Energy SME Capacity Building Program is providing 150 companies from across the West with access to resources such as workshops, training and business advisory services geared towards increasing their capacity to attract trade and investment opportunities. Up to 50 of these companies will also be selected to showcase and demonstrate their technologies to potential investors and partners at the Global Clean Energy Congress. [Click on Pic to learn more]

Oct 20, 2011
03:12 PM

UWinnipeg’s Organic Waste now Composted at The Forks

UWinnipeg introduced composting in 2005 and is one of very few large institutions doing post-consumer composting – that is collecting food scraps in cafeterias and other public places , alongside pre-consumer compost collected in kitchens. UWinnipeg’s composting program avoided 51,000 kilograms of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions last year, the equivalent of taking 37 mid-sized cars driving 100 km per week off the road. [Click on Pic to learn more]

Oct 20, 2011
07:35 AM

KPMG Member Firms Exceed Emission Reduction Target

KPMG International announced it achieved a 29 percent reduction in net emissions per full-time equivalent employee over the three-year period from its 2007 baseline of 25 percent. The initiative is part of KPMG’s plan to improve the environmental performance of its business. In addition, KPMG achieved a 7 percent reduction in absolute1 greenhouse gas emissions since 2007. [Click on Pic to learn more]

Oct 14, 2011
09:23 AM

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