News Archive: Sustainability

“The Manitoba Advantage is ‘Clean and Green’” Manitoba BOLD

Cargill Product Earns Distinguished EPA Designation: Road Deicer Awarded Notable “Design for the Environment” Label

A prominent product used by city, county and state governments as well as commercial snow removal companies in their efforts to create safer winter driving conditions for the public, the product has been on the market for over 10 years. When used at the proper application rates, the product offers significant environmental benefits such as fewer salts and chlorides released into the environment, resulting in reduced impact on watersheds, aquatic life, roadside vegetation and other living organisms when compared to other treatment methods such as agricultural by-products. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Canadians Not Green Travellers, But Would Consider Eco-Friendly Vacations If the Price Is Right” TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Poll

“While we often think about our impact to the environment at home, our research shows that the majority of Canadians aren’t as concerned about the environment when they’re away,” said Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. “There are a number of easy and inexpensive ways to make travel a little greener, from using e-tickets to taking public transit while sightseeing.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Ecological Goods and Services: A Review of Best Practice in Policy and Programing” IISD

Ecological goods and services (EGS) are the direct economic and cultural benefits provided to humans by ecosystems such as wetlands and watersheds and include water filtration, flood protection and wildlife habitat. This study provides timely and important regional guidance for the development of a Manitoba EGS policy that will be a big part of the comprehensive water resources plan that Manitoba needs to protect Lake Winnipeg as well as providing much needed financial incentives to private landowners that reflect the true value of the EGS that the public benefits from. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Andrew Winston, Author of ‘Green Recovery’ and ‘Green to Gold’ books, to Bolster PwC’s Sustainable Business Solutions Practice

Working with PwC, Winston will help PwC offer clients a broader perspective and will share views on dynamics driving the sustainability market. As a result, PwC will better be able to identify for its clients areas where the greatest risks lie and where the greatest business value may be derived, whether through sustainability competitive analysis, reporting and disclosure, revenue enhancement or reputational initiatives. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Harmonising Climate Risk Management: Adaptation Screening and Assessment Tools for Development Co-Operation” IISD Publications Centre

In this OECD Environment Working Paper, Anne Hammill and Thomas Tanner draw upon growing bodies of experience with the development and implementation of tools designed to screen for climate change risks and facilitate adaptation. They explore the extent to which these tools are meeting user needs, and whether opportunities exist for streamlining the tools landscape. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Study of Large Transboundary River Basins Shows Increased Focus on Environmental Issues” IISD

The Red River Basin is the least studied of the group, yet has a major impact on the health of Lake Winnipeg, the world’s largest most eutrophic freshwater lake. “In the case of the Red River Basin, there are significant opportunities for transboundary collaboration and international cooperation to address flooding and water quality as integrated issues,” said Henry David Venema, director of IISD’s Water Innovation Centre and an author of the report. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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TD Bank Group to Be a Presenting Sponsor Of Ecocity World Summit 2011

More than 1,000 participants and speakers will be attending this international event to exchange ideas on transforming urban areas into ecocities. Several themes will be addressed at the summit, including: climate change, sustainable mobility, urban planning, the economy and governance. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“A High-Impact Initiative For Rio+20: A Pledge to Phase Out Fossil-Fuel Subsidies” IISD Publications

IISD is proposing a national pledge for UN member countries to phase out fossil-fuel subsidies that undermine sustainable development as one of these high-impact initiatives. If adopted, it will contribute to both themes of the conference: subsidy reform frees up valuable fiscal resources that can be redirected to fund other sustainable development priorities, providing the opportunity to introduce more targeted measures to support low-income households, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps incentivize investments in renewable energy. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Assiniboine Community College Sustainability Initiative Reduces Carbon Footprint

Sustainability is about more than just recycling and as an institution of higher learning, it is important for us to lead by example and reduce our carbon footprint in as many ways as possible,” said Dan Collens, Director of Campus Services at ACC. “While the college is currently pursuing a number of initiatives, sustainability is a long-term commitment both academically and operationally.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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