Tag Archives: Sustainability

Sustainability in Canada 2010: A Year in Review

Another year in the books! As we crawl out of our Christmas haze bleary-eyed and ten pounds heavier, it is a good opportunity to look back and reflect on the events of 2010 as they pertain to the environment in … Continue reading

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From Science to Sustainability

So here it is! My first blog in the world of sustainability and I have to say that I’m incredibly excited to be a part of this amazing collection of ideas and experiences. First off, I have to make a … Continue reading

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Life Cycle Assessment: a revolutionary game changer and best kept secret

Author and Playwright Howard Zinn once wrote, “Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society.” The movement toward Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a standard for internalizing our long ignored externalities is exactly this type of transformation.
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Choice Words for a Green Audience

Gobbledygook! There. I said it. This may seem like an odd choice for the first word of my first ever blog post, but I chose it for two reasons. First, it’s a fun little term with all kinds of extra … Continue reading

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Global CEOs say “complexity of implementation” is greatest barrier to business sustainability

Global CEOs say “complexity of implementation” is greatest barrier to business sustainability – meanwhile on the ground, environmentally conscious markets demand ISO 14001 in supply chains. Do you see the connection? Continue reading

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Getting on with the Business of Sustainability

Getting on with the business of being sustainable is the theme for our newest newsletter. Many businesses have transcended the “why be sustainable” and have moved onto “how does my business become sustainable”. Our training programs this Fall focus on … Continue reading

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Toxics Reduction Planning Saves Company $ 675,000

The “mythical” sustainability sweet spot does exist. While many companies raise concerns about the recently enacted Toxics Reduction Act and regulations, other companies see the opportunity to take a “multimedia” approach to reduction that leads to big savings on the bottom line. Continue reading

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Sustainability – Where industrial ecology & business collide

After studying countless companies Unruh has settled upon a set of “Biosphere Rules” or industrial ecology principles that businesses can and have implemented. When taken together they are the basis for sustainability in business. Continue reading

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