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How and Why to Give Back This Holiday Season

Posted by Ashley Chin on Dec 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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The holidays are fast approaching, and in many cultures, this is the season for spending time with loved ones—and the season for giving. What better way to spread the holiday cheer in your community than by giving back?

Is Ontario Better Off with the Federal Carbon Tax, or Reinstating Its Cap and Trade?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Dec 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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When the Canadian government announced its carbon tax (CT) for the four provinces that had not implemented their own approved equivalent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reducing programs, this included Ontario. The newly elected Ford government of Ontario had recently dismantled its transparent, accountable, and effective cap and trade (C&T), but had no replacement plan.

Taking Action: Climate Change and Tourism

Posted by Barbara Nelson on Nov 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Few industries are as complexly intertwined with the causes and effects of climate change as tourism. Tourism is a resource-intensive industry, and its components, including transportation and hospitality, contribute to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which are driving climate change.

Supply Chains: How to Combat Audit Fatigue

Posted by Chris Haddock on Nov 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Transparency and accountability are a key part of achieving high environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. Regular supplier auditing is the most common way for many organizations to manage risk and gain visibility into their supply chains. But are current methods really fit for this purpose?

5 Easy Changes That Reduced My Plastic Consumption—with Big Impacts

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Nov 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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When the G7 Ministers of the Environment recently met in Halifax, Nova Scotia to specifically discuss the big problem of plastic garbage clogging our oceans around the world, it was mainly because scientists found that it finds its way into our own food chain. Plastics break down into small particles that look like food to fish. They ingest it and digest it, and they, in turn are eaten by us, or more importantly, our children. The ministers were told a plastic bag takes 500 years to break down, and the use of plastics is increasing, not decreasing, which means the problem will only get bigger if nothing is done.

7 Ways to Build a Sense of Sustainability in the Workplace

Posted by Rae Steinbach on Nov 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Sustainability is not just a buzzword. It is a driving force behind the future success of virtually any organization. A recent report indicates that consumers, especially millennials, have expressed a growing desire to support brands that prioritize sustainability. Clearly, you should identify ways your company can meet these standards.

Case Studies for Cycling Culture

Posted by Monica Dwight on Oct 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Transportation is a major environmental issue that impacts individuals on a daily basis. Pursuing green alternatives to driving can seem daunting, but normalizing green transportation, specifically biking, can be beneficial not only for individuals, but for the environment as a whole. While bike-friendly infrastructure and policies are pivotal for the success of cycling culture, they are not sufficient to drive the bicycling revolution in the United States.

How to Prepare for 2019 CDP Disclosures: Are You up to Date?

Posted by Philip Vuong on Oct 16, 2018 3:00:00 PM

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The CDP response season is over for another year. If your company participated in the world’s most widely-recognized measurement of carbon emissions this year, then it is time for a moment of celebration - but not a vacation. There is plenty you can be doing as the 2018 CDP cycle wraps up, and as the 2019 cycle begins, to build on your momentum for an even better response next year.

What are the Differences Between Cap and Trade, Carbon Taxes, and Doing Nothing?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Oct 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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There is a lot of confusion between cap and trade and a carbon tax. More governments are implementing one or the other to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate the cost of severe weather events, as doing nothing about climate change is becoming unaffordable. This post explains their differences, and why cap and trade is the better option – hands down.