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Inspiration /
May 04, 2017
Powering a Film Set can be Silent, Clean, and Portably Electric

“The film industry in Vancouver has long been conscious of sustainable production,” says Zena Harris, President at Green Spark Group, a sustainability consultancy that serves the film industry. “Efforts in this space formalized in 2006 with the formation of Reel Green and have evolved to include vendors such as Keep it Green Recycling and success stories […]

Inspiration /
Apr 26, 2017
The Power of Sorting: Combating Construction Waste in Landfills

Sea to Sky Removal is  a construction waste removal company run by husband and wife, Cinci Csere and Chris Arkell. Based in Squamish, 90% of their customer base is in Vancouver and the lower mainland, though they also offer waste removal all along the Sea to Sky Corridor. Operating solely in the construction and commercial […]

Inspiration /
Mar 25, 2017
RECAP: Measure What Matters 101; February 28, 2017

Do you feel like there is a disconnect between your business and the world in which it operates? Are you a socially minded business that seeks to do more than make profits, and instead be an active stakeholder in your community, the environment, and a positive presence for your employees, clients and customers? Many businesses […]

Inspiration /
Feb 02, 2017
Vancouver’s restaurants and food stores investing in renewable energy

Renewable natural gas is a carbon neutral energy source made from the gas produced when organic waste from sources like landfills and agricultural manure breaks down. The gas is captured, purified, and blended into existing natural gas distribution pipelines and delivered to homes, businesses, transportation fleets, and industry. Renewable natural gas performs in exactly the […]

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 /
Jun 25, 2016
Perks of being a ‘Climate Smart’ business

Vancouver company Climate Smart has helped more than 800 local businesses track and reduce their greenhouse gas or ‘carbon’ footprint – leading not only to reduced costs but also innovative new business processes and improved talent attraction prospects among many other perks. The core component of the Climate Smart certification process helps businesses address inefficiencies […]