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Canadian Business and Water Leaders Talk Innovation

The sustainability challenges facing Canadian business leaders and water experts are unsurprisingly similar:

“How can companies design resilient sustainability programs that can survive leadership changes, economic downturns, political shifts and other setbacks?”

“Canadian Content” Advances Green Debate

Colorado River Delta #2, Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico 2011. ©Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New YorkThe oil sands/pipeline debate carries on in Canada at the start of 2014.

Farm Credit Canada Exceeds Food Drive Goal: 6.5 Million Pounds Collected

When I first reported on Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Drive Away Hunger Campaign in the spring, the agricultural lender was aiming to collect five million pounds of food to be distributed through Food Banks Canada. In the end, the 10th anniversary campaign, which wrapped up recently, outdid the target and increased donations by 108 percent over last year.

Canadian Conference Explores Transformational Collaboration for Systems Change

logo_accelerate_conference_0The Natural Step Canada will be gathering sustainability leaders next week to learn about and experience the collaboration needed for transformational change. Over two hundred participants are expected in Guelph, Ontario from June 10 to 11 for the Accelerate: Collaborating for Sustainability Conference. Why this conference now?

Mexican Coffee Growing Community Members Blog to Connect with Canadian Coffee Drinkers: Van Houtte’s Farm Views Project

farmviews1A busy coffee drinker at a Van Houtte® coffee shop in Canada or shopping in the coffee aisle at the grocery store may not have a coffee farmer on his mind as he grabs his daily fix.

Aeroplan Members Share A Milestone: 300 Million Aeroplan Miles To Charities

aero_beyondmile_en-white1It started quietly seven years ago, with one web page online inviting Aeroplan loyalty program members to share their Aeroplan Miles with seven Canadian charitable partners. Seven years on, Aeroplan Members have donated more than 300 million miles to NGO’s in Canada and around the world to complete their missions.

Canadians Respond to Bangladesh Factory Collapse

clothingonrackAs the bad news from Bangladesh continues, with the death toll from the Rana Plaza building collapses surpassing a gut-wrenching 1,000, and additional deaths in a separate factory fire last week, Canadians, from corporations to NGOs, are responding to the tragic circumstances in a variety of ways.

Canadian Retailers to Ban Sow Gestation Crates

Eight major Canadian retailers are dropping sow gestation crates from their supply chain.

Farm Credit Canada Sets Ambitious Goal to Drive Away Hunger

fcc_driveawayhungerAims to Collect Five Million Pounds of Food for Canadian Food Banks Collecting a record five million pounds of food for Canada’s food banks to mark the 10th anniversary of the FCC Drive Away Hunger program—that’s the BHAG, o

Recycling Council of Ontario Re-Launches Waste Program

garbage_cans1“What gets measured matters” applies as much to solid waste diversion as to any other area of sustainability performance reporting.

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