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It's that time of the year again!

Our third annual Evening of Recognition is on May 30th, 2019

Awards season is upon us and ClimateWise is recognizing members and the broader York Region community for their sustainability achievements. This year, the event will be held at the KPMG building at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Toby Heaps, CEO and co-founder of Corporate Knights will deliver a keynote. Join us for an evening of awards, networking and hors d'oeurves.

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York Region Sustainability Leadership Awards

Nominations are open for a community and youth champion

The application deadline is at 4:00 PM on April 12, 2019.

ClimateWise will be celebrating local environmental champions at our Evening of Recognition on May 30, 2019. Do you know an individual in York Region who is driving sustainability within their community? Nominate them today!

If you have any questions please e-mail ksathananthan@windfallcentre.ca.

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Reduce and divert your waste under our new framework!

To mark our launch we conducted a waste audit at our office

ClimateWise is happy to announce that our waste reduction and diversion framework is now available for download. We received input from our partners at the Regional Municipality of York, Recycling Council of Ontario and Eco Business Network as we designed this document. Coinciding with the framework launch, ClimateWise conducted a waste audit at our Windfall offices. We have a waste diversion rate of 74%, higher than the regional average of 62%. We are setting an ambitious target to have an 85% waste diversion rate by the end of 2020!

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Rouge River Farms

Introducing Rouge River Farms

Rouge River Farms joins ClimateWise Business Network

Established 30 years ago with a small roadside stand; Rogue River Farms has grown to the point where they now distribute to many grocery retailers in the United States and Canada. Rouge River strives to help limit the amount of waste they produce and the water they use. Rouge River is also going to be working on reducing their CO2 emissions as well as work on continuing to reduce waste and water. Currently, they are in the process of collecting data and working towards setting a baseline for all three categories at their Ontario facility in Gormley.

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Wastenot Farms

Wastenot Farms joins ClimateWise

Wastenot Farms provides food waste collection and composting services for GTA offices committed to environmental best practices. Clean, easy and affordable, office composting is a great way to engage employees in sustainability initiatives while improving the eco footprint of your facility. Clients benefit from quantitative impact reporting including GHG emissions reductions, while also receiving a yearly delivery of Soil Booster to use onsite or donate within the community.

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Founding member LSRCA sets GHG reduction target

ClimateWise member Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) set an ambitious carbon emissions reduction target. The target was approved by LSRCA's board on November 30, 2018. The conservation authority's action plan outlines a 28% reduction of carbon emissions below 2016 levels in 2026, a reduction commitment of 102 tonnes.

York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum

Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe headlined the event

On November 8th, ClimateWise Business Network held their second annual York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum at the Markham Museum. The Forum brought together business professionals from across the Region to network and share perspectives on emerging sustainability trends.

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TAF reviews Ontario's climate policy cancellations

What's in, What's out?

Ontario is hitting the reset button on climate policy. With the old plan out and some high-profile cancellation announcements, there is some confusion about which programs and policies are continuing, changing or eliminated, the implications and opportunities, and how and when to provide input and develop new programs.

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York Region 2018 Sustainability Awards Announced

Organizations and individuals, from across the region, are recognized for their efforts leading the way to a more sustainable future

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York Region BEEP Available

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

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