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Tree Frog
Markham Fair
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Irvine Generations
Brain Power
York Region Food Network
Riverside Natural Foods
Hope House Community Hospice
Big Brothers Big Sisters of York
Rouge River Farms
The Regional Municipality of York
Reesor's Good Food
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City of Vaughan
Man Brothers
Royal Envelope
City of Markham

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Please welcome Toronto Waldorf School to the network

The Toronto Waldorf School (TWS) is a private, not-for-profit independent school in Thornhill. It operates 12 months a year which includes child care, JK to grade 12 and summer camp. There are 370 children attending the school during the school year with 60 faculty and administrative staff. The building is owned by the school, has 73,000 sq feet of usable area space. It is heated electrically and uses no natural gas.

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Proposed amendment on O.Reg 506/18

Energy & Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) program

Windfall Centre's Response

The ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) proposes to amend O.Reg. 506/18 to stop further rollout of the Energy & Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) program to buildings under 100,000 square feet. Windfall Centre recommends that the ENDM reconsider as it will impose additional cost on businesses in the long term and reduce the ability of businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Mayors' Energy Challenge coming to York Region

Deputation to council marks beginning of friendly challenge

Newmarket Mayor John Taylor issued a friendly challenge to other mayors across the region to identify the municipalities with the best Ontario Energy & Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) participation rates. Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Burrow spoke highly of the initiative. Stay tuned for more details on the Mayors' Energy Challenge.

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Compugen and Compugen Finance

ClimateWise member nominated for Green Award

Compugen has been nominated for Green Economy Canada Builder Award

ClimateWise member Compugen and Compugen Finance were one of five nominees for Green Economy Canada's inaugural award. Compugen is being recognized for reducing emissions through building retrofits and implementing a teleworking program for employees. In addition, the organization manages an innovative program that encourages businesses to trade old IT assets for carbon offsets.

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What the federal election results could mean for greening business

Podcast of the ClimateWise webinar recorded November 14, 2019

Listen to a non-partisan discussion on how sustainability in the business sector may be impacted by the new Canadian parliament. Will the influence of other parties change the way the federal government delivers on green incentive programs?

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