News Archive: Sustainability

“Netley–Libau Nutrient-Bioenergy Project Video” IISD Publications Centre

The Fraser Valley Conservancy Embraces another Year of Toadlet Migration, Thanks In-Part to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

“The Ryder Lake Amphibian Protection Program is a great example of a community working together to address and manage key local conservation issues,” said Aurora Bonin, Regional Manager for TD FEF. “Supporting local efforts to protect and maintain local wildlife is a priority for TD FEF, and we applaud the Fraser Valley Conservancy, the City of Chilliwack, as well as the dozens of staff and volunteers who – year after year – continue to foster a culture of conservation in the community.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Netley–Libau Nutrient-Bioenergy Project Video” IISD Publications Centre

The Truvia® Voyage of Discovery: Calorie-Free, Carbon Neutral

Mark Brooks, Truvia® Global Product Line Director comments “Sustainability is at the heart of the Truvia® business from projects like this to our entire supply chain. We minimised the environmental impact of the event using criteria laid out in BS8901. Every possible material from the event has been reused or recycled and all carbon emissions have been off-set.” [Click on Logo to learn more]

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“Netley–Libau Nutrient-Bioenergy Project Video” IISD Publications Centre

Deloitte and Carbon Disclosure Project announce agreement to drive the development of the Water Disclosure Project

“Most companies do not yet have a good understanding of how changing patterns of water availability will affect their businesses or of how their businesses affect water resources,” said Marcus Norton, Head of CDP Water Disclosure. “CDP Water Disclosure, strengthened with Deloitte’s global reach and thought leadership on water stewardship, will continue to accelerate the development of standards around water reporting and to offer businesses, the investment community, and other stakeholders much needed insight on critical issues.” [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Netley–Libau Nutrient-Bioenergy Project Video” IISD Publications Centre

Cargill To Install Waste-To-Energy System In Canadian Beef Processing Facility: Up To 80 Percent of Alberta Plant’s Energy Requirements Will Be from Renewable Sources

Once it is in operation, the new system will eliminate 21,000 metric tons of fossil fuel emissions annually, in addition to mitigating the facility’s electric energy requirements by producing 1.4 megawatts of power. Using organic waste that would otherwise go to landfills also reduces the load on those sites. [Click on Logo to learn more]

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“Netley–Libau Nutrient-Bioenergy Project Video” IISD Publications Centre

Cargill named Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Merit Award recipient of 2011

Cargill received the award for the work it has done over the past year with Living Lands & Waters (LL&W), an environmental organization that protects, preserves and restores the natural environment of major rivers in the United States. In 2007, LL&W launched its million-tree giveaway program by collecting and planting acorns at a nursery created on Cargill’s Beardstown, Ill., pork-processing plant property. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Netley–Libau Nutrient-Bioenergy Project Video” IISD Publications Centre

“The High Cost of Cheap Energy: Russia’s Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Undermine Sustainable Development” IISD Publications Centre

The IEA estimated that in 2009 global consumer subsidies for fossil fuels totalled US$312 billion. These estimates do not include subsidies to fossil fuel producers, which may be another US$100 billion per year globally. This commentary argues that fossil fuel subsidies can hold back economic development, are not an effective way to help the poor and can have adverse environmental impacts. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Netley–Libau Nutrient-Bioenergy Project Video” IISD Publications Centre

PepsiCo Beverages Canada Unveils the 7UP EcoGreen™ Bottle, Canada’s First Soft Drink Bottle Made from 100% Recycled PET Plastic

By introducing the 7UP EcoGreen bottle in Canada, PepsiCo Beverages Canada will reduce the amount of virgin plastic used by approximately six million pounds over the course of one year. This reduced use of virgin plastic leads to a reduction of more than 30% in greenhouse gas emissions and more than 55% in energy use, based on current 7UP production levels. [Click on Logo to learn more]

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