Powering up the Conversation. Reducing GHG Emissions Through Electricity Efficiency.
Introduction As the issue of climate change becomes more pressing, it’s important to consider how our use of electricity impacts the environment. In 2022, the production of heat and electricity saw a peak in emissions growth, increasing by 1.8%. To address this, we need to examine our current electricity consumption and find ways to reduce […]
Driving towards Sustainability. Reducing Your Transportation Footprint.
Introduction Canada’s transportation sector is a major contributor to the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It accounts for approximately 26% of the country’s total emissions and is the largest emitting sector in Ontario. Let’s take a look at how business operations are creating emissions from transportation and what actions they can take to reduce their […]
Building a Sustainable Future. Reducing GHG Emissions in Buildings.
Introduction In Canada, buildings are the third largest contributor to emissions. Residential, commercial and administrative buildings currently account for 17% of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This figure jumps to nearly 30% when you include emissions from building materials and construction. Building emissions can be categorised as Scope 1 (direct, i.e. from heating or generators) […]
6 Ways to Green Your Holidays
Please welcome Brody Bell, the creator of this month’s blog with 6 ways to reduce your environmental impact over the holidays in your personal and professional lives. A Green Holiday Season The holiday season brings good times and traditions for many, but these are also accompanied by increased amounts of waste and energy consumption. Here are […]
Net Zero Emissions and Canadian Businesses
Please welcome Brody Bell, the creator of this month’s blog about Canada’s Net-Zero Emissions goals and the role of businesses. The Importance of Net-Zero Emissions Net-Zero Emissions can be defined as achieving a balance between greenhouse gas emissions produced and greenhouse gas emissions taken out of the atmosphere. Over 120 countries, including Canada, have committed […]
Sustainability Business Goals for the New Year
Please welcome Emily Zabanah, the creator of this month’s blog about setting sustainability goals for the new year. The start of a new year offers an opportunity to consider the positive changes that can be made to change the way business is run. With growing external and internal demand, the development of long-term value for […]
There’s No Place Like…Well, Place
Please welcome Jordyn Divok, a devoted team member of Sustainable Hamilton Burlington and the Sustainability Leadership Program who is our guest blogger for this month’s post reflecting on this month’s theme of supporting local. As a geography grad, I’ve been a part of many conversations about “space” and “place” – and believe it or not, […]
Why Your Business Should Care About Climate Resilience
Climate Change Considerations… Please welcome Nathan Schaper, a devoted volunteer of Sustainable Hamilton Burlington and the Sustainability Leadership Program who is our guest blogger for this month’s […]
Becoming a Truly Resilient Business: Economically, Environmentally & Socially
Created by: Ania PItula, a team member of Sustainable Hamilton Burlington and the Sustainability Leadership Program. Employee, Small Business Owner, CEO, Founder, Manager… We were all affected by COVID-19 in the last year. More than ever before, we have been required to slow down and reminded that it is our collective responsibility to reassess the ways […]
When Risk Becomes Reality: Building Business Resiliency in a Post-COVID World
Please welcome Jordyn Divok, a devoted team member of Sustainable Hamilton Burlington and the Sustainability Leadership Program who is our guest blogger for this month’s post reflecting on building business resiliency. Hindsight is 20/20. A common phrase to dictate that you don’t know what might happen until it happens, where being unprepared for the ramifications […]