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ClimateWise on How to Avoid Green Washing
ClimateWise Business Network, a Windfall program, has published a white paper that serves as a guide on how organizations can avoid green washing in sustainability marketing. The paper outlines common pitfalls and key principles that should be followed when marketing sustainability accomplishments.
ClimateWise Business Network, a program of Windfall, has published a new white paper on the Value of Green Buildings. The paper discusses how commercial and residential buildings can increase tenant engagement, improve energy efficiency and how asset value increases with sustainability investments.
Providing insights into York Region's carbon emissions
York Region municipalities will be the first in Eastern Canada to utilize a powerful, award-winning new tool that offers insights into community greenhouse gas emissions. The York Region Business Energy and Emissions Profile (BEEP), released today and commissioned by Windfall Ecology Centre, shows that the region produces 2.32 Mega-tonnes of CO2e annually – a figure larger than the entire emissions profile of Prince Edward Island.
The Climate Smart BEEP Dashboard graphically displays a given city's energy usage and carbon emissions by industry, business type, and business size. It allows York Region community leaders to quickly identify opportunities to cut carbon and more effectively engage with local companies.
Creating more green space for students at St. Nicholas CES
There's a little less pavement at St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School after Windfall Ecology Centre held a Depave Event last Friday, in partnership with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. School staff, students, parents and project partners removed pavement from the school's kindergarten area to make way for a rain garden, native plants and trees, and outdoor classroom space.
Business and Organizations transitioning to the low-carbon economy
Membership is now open
ClimateWise is a new program supporting businesses and organizations as they transition to the low-carbon economy. ClimateWise provides the expertise, tools and support to help your business or organization succeed in adapting to new regulations and consumer demands in a quickly changing marketplace.