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Faith & the Common Good partners with ClimateWise

ClimateWise closes out 2017 by creating a partnership with Faith & the Common Good. FCG is an interfaith organization connecting diverse faith congregations to sustainable initiatives. We will work together to assemble green teams, track energy usage and identify opportunities for emissions reductions.

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Treefrog joins the movement

The Newmarket-based organization is a leader in sustainability

ClimateWise welcomes Treefrog as our newest member. Treefrog specializes in digital marketing, including web design and development, mobile app services, social media and graphic design. ClimateWise is excited to work with the frogs at Treefrog!

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Member Spotlight: HiGarden Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 10am - 5pm

5 Shields Court - Unit 108, Markham

Join ClimateWise members HiGarden Inc, SRS Consultants and Nature Harmony at their Holiday Open House. Check out the new green showroom and learn more about the innovative Vertical Indoor Gardening and Aquaponics (VIGA) system. Hope to see you there!

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Successful launch of the Leader' Sustainability Forum

Thank you to all attendees!

On November 30, ClimateWise held the first Leaders' Sustainability Forum! In attendance were many local businesses eager to discuss the Climate Change Action Plan and its implications for business in the future. Thank you to all who attended, be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos of the event.

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SMART Green Program for Manufacturers

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1:30-2:30pm

Join our next webinar as we discuss the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters SMART Green Program with Director Louise Rubletz. The program provides assistance to small-and-medium sized business through grants, to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and improve their energy efficiency.

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Electric truck company BYD, to open plant in Ontario

"We're bringing back an industry and we're doing it through electrification"

BYD, a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing company is opening an electric-truck assembly plant in Ontario. Described as China's Tesla, the company plans to hire 40 Canadians, with the intent to expand. BYD will focus on making short-range vehicles such as delivery and garbage trucks.

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Introducing Brain Power as our newest member

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Join ClimateWise in welcoming Brain Power to the network. Brain Power provides experiential enrichment education and unique teaching methods to mentor tomorrows leaders, today. Brain Power is committed to becoming a leader in environmental sustainability through academic excellence.

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IC Savings joins ClimateWise Business Network

The network continues to grow

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ClimateWise is excited to welcome IC Savings as a new member. The co-operative banking organization serves 13 000 members across Ontario. IC Savings investment in environmental sustainability aligns with their philosophy of banking with a higher purpose.

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ClimateWise welcomes Nicole Doray to the team

Welcome aboard!

Kirthan SathananthanAs a Master's student in sustainable business at the Schulich School of Business, Nicole's priority is creating business strategies that increase efficiency, reduce waste and strengthen economies. Nicole brings over seven years of experience in project management and community development to her role at ClimateWise. She will focus on research, business development and member engagement.

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Green Building Tour was a success!

The event was held at the Bill Fisch Centre on Tuesday, October 17th

ClimateWise with the help of the Regional Municipality of York organized a green building tour at the Bill Fisch Centre. Special thanks to York Region's Denis Poncelet for presenting an overview of the building's green features, opportunities and challenges. Our guests initiated a great discussion through their thought-provoking questions!

Soon it will be easier for businesses to buy green vehicles

New green initiative from the Government of Ontario

Ontario is helping businesses buy low-carbon vehicles and technologies that reduce emissions and foster sustainable development, and the province is seeking public input. This investment is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market.

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Vaughan unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Two new charging stations unveiled at Vaughan Operations Centre

Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca speak

Ribbon cutting for Vaughan Electric Charging Station

Two new Level 2 charging stations are now in service for members of the public at the City of Vaughan's Joint Operations Centre. Developed with the support of the province to expand the EV Charging network across Ontario, the province aims to put nearly 300 additional Level 2 chargers across the province within the Five Year Climate Action Plan.

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ClimateWise publishes 2016 Annual Report

Annual Report celebrating business sustainability and Founding Members

Read about York Region sustainability and learn about ClimateWise members

ClimateWise has published it's first Annual Report celebrating the sustainability achievements of business leaders in York Region. Learn about the members of the ClimateWise Business Network, the incredible potential of York Region as a sustainability leader and read how ClimateWise members are building a sustainability movement across Ontario.

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ClimateWise impact featured in the Auroran

MPP Chris Ballard announces how ClimateWise has engaged almost 6500 of the business community since launch.

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Windfall Centre releases York Region BEEP

York Region Business Energy and Emissions Profile BEEP) provides insight into York Region's carbon emissions.

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ClimateWise launch featured in the Auroran

ClimateWise Business Network launched on September 20, 2016 and the Auroran was there.

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