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Markham Fair
Brain Power
Riverside Natural Foods
Tree Frog
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Hope House Community Hospice
City of Markham
Royal Envelope
Reesor's Good Food
Toromont Cat
Toronto Waldorf School
Big Brothers Big Sisters of York
City of Vaughan
Man Brothers
Holy Trinity Thornhill
Town of Newmarket
Irvine Generations
Rouge River Farms
The Regional Municipality of York
York Region Food Network
Alectra Utilites
Compugen
Faith & the Common Good

Business Sustainability News

Free ClimateWise Webinar

Getting to Net Zero: Choices and Possibilities for Business

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Over 2020 ClimateWise is presenting a series of webinars to help businesses understand their choices and possibilities in moving to a low carbon high productivity economy. Join us for the first in this series on Earth Day 2020.

Getting to Net Zero

Alectra Utilities receives Environmental Excellence Award

ClimateWise founding member Alectra Utilities was selected by The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) for its 2020 Environmental Excellence award. One of Alectra's signature accomplishments is reducing almost 1 500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions since 2016 – representing a 15% decrease in emissions. Congrats!

Compugen and Compugen Finance

York Region Mayors' Energy Challenge launched

A friendly competition between York Region municipalities

Officially launched by Newmarket Mayor John Taylor, the Mayors' Energy Challenge sets up a friendly competition between York Region municipalities to aid commercial building owners in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Mayors' Energy Challenge

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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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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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Free Webinar

Getting to Net Zero: Choices and Possibilities for Business

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

9:00am–10:00am

Over 2020 ClimateWise is presenting a series of webinars to help businesses understand their choices and possibilities in moving to a low carbon high productivity economy. Join us for the first in this series on Earth Day 2020.

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Notice Board

What the federal election results could mean for greening business

Listen to a non-partisan discussion on how sustainability in the business sector may be impacted by the Canadian parliament elected in 2019.

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GHG Methodology Statement

ClimateWise Business Network follows the principles laid out by the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard.

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York Region BEEP Available

York Region Business Energy and Emissions Profile (BEEP) provides insight into York Region's carbon emissions.

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