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ClimateWise releases 2018 Annual Report

ClimateWise released our 2018 annual report at the York Region Sustainability Awards. The report highlights how our members are taking action to transition into a low carbon economy. We are pleased to announce that 22 of our 33 members established a GHG inventory and that our members have collectively set a target of 5502 mT of CO2e emissions.

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Third annual York Region Sustainability Awards was a success thanks to our members and sponsors

ClimateWise Business Network held the third annual York Region Sustainability Awards on May 30, 2019 at the Vaughan KPMG tower. We celebrated the achievements of our members, along with recognizing sustainability champions in the broader York Region community. Special guests included Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights and Mary Ng, Federal Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion.

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Benchmarking Help Centre launched

ClimateWise will assist York Region building owners with EWRB reporting

MP Deb Schulte, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources visited Windfall Centre for the launch of the Benchmarking Help Centre. The new initiative funded by Natural Resources Canada, will assist York Region commercial building owners in lowering operating costs as they comply with Ontario's Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmark (EWRB) regulation.

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It's that time of the year again!

Our third annual York Region Sustainability Awards is on May 30th, 2019

Awards season is upon us and ClimateWise is recognizing members and the broader York Region community for their sustainability achievements. This year, the event will be held at the KPMG building at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Toby Heaps, CEO and co-founder of Corporate Knights will deliver a keynote. Join us for an evening of awards, networking and hors d'oeurves.

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York Region Sustainability Leadership Awards

Nominations are open for a community and youth champion

The application deadline is at 4:00 PM on April 26, 2019.

ClimateWise will be celebrating local environmental champions at our Evening of Recognition on May 30, 2019. Do you know an individual in York Region who is driving sustainability within their community? Nominate them today!

If you have any questions please e-mail ksathananthan@windfallcentre.ca.

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Reduce and divert your waste under our new framework!

To mark our launch we conducted a waste audit at our office

ClimateWise is happy to announce that our waste reduction and diversion framework is now available for download. We received input from our partners at the Regional Municipality of York, Recycling Council of Ontario and Eco Business Network as we designed this document. Coinciding with the framework launch, ClimateWise conducted a waste audit at our Windfall offices. We have a waste diversion rate of 74%, higher than the regional average of 62%. We are setting an ambitious target to have an 85% waste diversion rate by the end of 2020!

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York Region Sustainability Awards

Thursday, May, 30, 2019

KPMG Tower

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

Join us for the third annual York Region Sustainability Awards, as we celebrate sustainability across York Region

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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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