News Archive: Sustainability

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Pining for a Greener Community? TD Green Streets Can Help

In partnership with Tree Canada, TD Green Streets provides funding to support innovative practices in urban forestry. Municipalities, Aboriginal communities and Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) interested in receiving a matching grant of up to $15,000 are encouraged to apply online at tdgreenstreets.ca before December 9, 2011. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Sustainable Development: Is There A Role For Public-Private Partnerships?” IISD

Widely utilized across the developed world and continuing to diversify across sectors, Public-Private Partnerships are increasingly attractive to cash-strapped governments looking to maintain public infrastructure investment. However, PPPs have yet to deliver on their potential for long-term sustainable infrastructure provision, and a substantial rethinking of the business and contractual models are needed to ensure it moves this way in the future. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Safeway Announces Portland, Oregon as Winner of “America’s Most Natural City” Contest

To celebrate all things natural, Safeway (NYSE: SWY) aimed to add a much-needed cash infusion into America’s parks and recreation organizations by rallying the public to vote in its “America’s Most Natural City” Facebook contest. Based on Portland’s natural attractions, from its green spaces to its outdoor activities, voters named it “America’s Most Natural City.” [Click on Logo to learn more]

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2011 RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grants announced

“Since we launched the RBC Blue Water Project in 2007, we have now provided funding to over 450 organizations around the world that care about protecting and preserving water,” said Gordon M. Nixon, president and CEO, RBC. “I congratulate this newest group of grant recipients. Their work is critical to the protection of the world’s valuable water resources, and we are proud to support them in their efforts.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Safeway’s Pioneering Seafood Sustainability Program Highlighted in California Academy of Sciences Exhibit

This year, Canada Safeway Ltd. secured a comparable strategic partnership with SeaChoice, a national Canadian coalition of leading environmental organizations focused on seafood sustainability. Similar to the U.S. operations, Safeway Canada and SeaChoice will engage with suppliers to assess and improve sustainable seafood procurement, as well as educate employees and customers about the environmental concerns associated with seafood. [Click on PIc to learn more]

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“ICTs as Enablers of the Green Economy: A Brief on Internet Policy Issues” IISD

In recent years ICT policy-makers have begun to analyze opportunities and challenges with the aim of identifying key issues related to the role of the Internet and other ICTs in green growth and recommending appropriate lines of action to their stakeholders. The purpose of this policy brief is to summarize the results of this work for green economy policy makers, so that they can begin to consider the potential benefits of closer collaboration with ICT policy-makers on issues of common concern. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Celebrates Planting 28,000 Trees during TD Tree Days Events across Canada

“We are thrilled to have so many passionate volunteers join the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, to plant the roots of forest stewardship in communities across Canada, as well as in the U.S. and U.K.,” said Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. “Trees provide important economic, recreational and ecological benefits to cities, from removing carbon dioxide to buffering noise. What better way to celebrate the Year of the Forest and Canada’s First National Tree Day than by recognizing the important role trees play in our environment?” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Commercial Interests Driving Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction at World’s Largest Companies” PwC Report

A correlation was also established between higher stock market performance over time, and representation on CDP’s Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Companies with a strategic focus on climate change provided investors with approximately double the average total return of the Global 500 from January 2005 to May 2011. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Students Invited To Get Artistically Green For Chance to Win a $7,500 Environmental Grant for Their School: TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Earth Day® Canada Launch Student Art Contest

In addition to bragging rights and having their artwork seen by Canadians across the country, the winning student will receive a $7,500 environmental grant towards the development of an outdoor classroom or a schoolyard naturalization project, as well as a digital camera, valued at approximately $250, and a litterless lunchbox for each student in their class. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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