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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.

Vinces Market

Vince's Market joins ClimateWise

They are an independent grocer with five locations in Central Ontario

ClimateWise is pleased to introduce Vince's Market as our newest member. Established in 1929, they have since grown the brand, with four main stores renowned for their fresh produce, a full salad bar, catering options, and an extensive lineup of prepared foods, bulk items and dairy products. Recently, they opened a “micro store” at Upper Canada Mall providing a curated selection of fresh items and groceries. Their slogan, “Because food is one of life's greatest pleasures” speaks to price, quality, and the simple enjoyment food plays in our everyday lives.

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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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Riverside Natural Foods

Riverside Natural Foods joins ClimateWise

ClimateWise is happy to welcome Riverside Natural Foods to the network. Riverside Natural Foods is the home of MadeGood food products. Starting as a family business with three employees 5 years ago, the company now employs over 300 people today. Riverside is a certified Bcorp Corporation, reflecting the commitment to consider people, the planet and as well as profit in every decision.

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Minister of Finance meets with ClimateWise members

The Hon. Bill Morneau visited Windfall Ecology Centre

ClimateWise Business Network welcomed federal Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, to Windfall Centre on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The Minister discovered how ClimateWise members Compugen and Reesor's Market are taking steps to reduce their GHG emissions. Minister Morneau shared updates on Canada's climate plan.

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York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Rd, Markham ON, L3P 3J3

Join us for the second annual, York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum. The Forum brings together business leaders from across the Region to share perspectives on emerging trends and opportunities that will impact their business. Opening remarks will be presented by Dianne Saxe, Ontario's Environmental Commissioner.

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

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