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Success Stories /
Dec 01, 2016
Helping Cities and Businesses in a Data-Driven World

Since 2007, Climate Smart has helped more than 800 small and medium-sized businesses cut their emissions and associated costs through training, software, support, and certification. Distinct from a typical consultancy, the Climate Smart approach is capacity-building, meaning that businesses come away with the internal ability to analyze, measure and reduce their company’s impact: key skills in […]

Inspiration /
Sep 16, 2016
Can a hair salon catalyze social change? Green Circle Salons do!

The average hair salon produces over 800 kilograms of waste per year, including hair trimmings, discarded foils and colour tubes. Most of this material ends up in landfills, where the hair in particular mummifies rather than breaking down, contributing to methane emissions and climate change. Green Circle Salons is providing solutions to over 700 Canadian […]

Success Stories /
Sep 16, 2016
Filmed in Vancouver, X-files a bonafide green production

As FOX’s iconic sci-fi series The X-Files returned to television in January 2016, the cast and creative team worked to ensure that the show remained as timely and ambitious as ever. Even as the series built on its own fictional history, it also built on its legacy behind the scenes, including its long-running commitment to […]

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Jul 28, 2016
Warner Bros. is “Watching its Waste” – Showing Leadership on Metro Vancouver’s Organics Ban

Organics ban advertisement. Credit: Metro Vancouver Television has a profound effect – we are entertained, engaged and excited to see what the next episode brings. The credits that scroll at the end of a show are an indication of the hundreds of people and resources needed to create it. There are many logistics involved with […]

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Jul 26, 2016
Sustainable Property Management is the Concert Way

Concert Properties has been developing and managing real estate for 25 years – everything from rental apartments, to condominium homes, retirement communities, to infrastructure and commercial properties. As a company that owns and operates a portfolio of 12 million square feet of income-producing property across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Concert has been doing its part […]

Inspiration /
Jul 25, 2016
Making Sustainable Meetings More Fun

Going green can (and should) be easily integrated into meeting planning, from the proposal process right up to the final flight home. Planning and executing a green  meeting isn’t just about being environmentally responsible. It can have economic benefits for the event organizer, too. One of the most exciting integrations of sustainability at meetings is using mobile solutions that can […]

Inspiration /
Jul 25, 2016
Sustainability Reporting: reaping the benefits of transparency

Globally and within Canada, we are faced with a multitude of challenges. We face environmental issues such as climate change, fresh water, and biodiversity; social issues related to human rights, health and safety, and gender equality; and economic issues such as fair pay, meaningful employment, and bribery and corruption. With a global population expected to reach […]

Inspiration /
Jul 25, 2016
Social Innovation and collaboration as a forces for good

Social Innovation and collaboration are proving to be effective forces for good. When used together, they have the power to change the world for the better. We are currently sitting in one of the most defining moments in time. Global resource depletion is happening at an alarming rate and is posing a major threat to businesses. […]

Inspiration /
Jul 25, 2016
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

For many corporate leaders, social responsibility is about finding ways to engage their employees in a meaningful way and encourage them to contribute to their local community and create lasting environmental change. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup provides companies with the tools to do just that. A joint conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and the […]

Success Stories /
Jul 25, 2016
How Ocean Wise has transformed the way we purchase seafood

When the Vancouver Aquarium decided it was time to educate people about sustainable seafood, it created Ocean Wise. Aquarium directors and scientists created the conservation program in 2005,  changing the way restaurants, chefs, markets and suppliers look at seafood, and influencing consumer demands. The program ensures consumers have the most current scientific information regarding sustainable seafood. “The general […]