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York Region Business Taking Action on Climate Change

Town of Newmarket
City of Markham
Alectra Utilites
Markham Fair
Irvine Generations
Brain Power
Man Brothers
Riverside Natural Foods
City of Vaughan
Hope House Community Hospice
Toronto Waldorf School
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Royal Envelope
York Region Food Network
The Regional Municipality of York
Rouge River Farms
Tree Frog
Faith & the Common Good
Compugen
Holy Trinity Thornhill
Big Brothers Big Sisters of York
Reesor's Good Food
Toromont Cat

Business Sustainability News

ClimateWise founding member York Region

Named one of Canada's Greenest Employers

ClimateWise Business Network founding member, the Regional Municipality of York, has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2020 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Mediacorp is Canada's largest publisher of employment-related periodicals.

Read more at Newmarket Today

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Maple Leaf Foods

The world's first major carbon neutral food company

Joins our Getting to Net Zero webinar

Thursday, June 5, 2020

In 2019, Maple Leaf Foods became the world's first major carbon neutral food company. Patrick Huynh of Maple Leaf Foods will join Stephen Boles of AET Group Inc. to discuss the company's carbon management journey and its benefits.

Getting to Net Zero webinar series

Free ClimateWise webinar

Getting to Net Zero: Business strategy and carbon offsets

Thursday, June 25, 2020

9:00am-10:00am

In the second episode of our popular Getting to Net Zero webinar series, we will present the what, why, and how of carbon offsets. Space is limited and the first webinar in this series filled up fast.

Webinar details and registration

EWRB reporting date extended to Oct 1, 2020

Ontario Benchmarking Help Centre remains open

For the 2020 reporting year, the Government of Ontario will accept the submission of data to the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) initiative until October 1, 2020. This is intended to be a one-time relief extension due to COVID-19. The Benchmarking Help Centre remains open to help with Portfolio Manager questions.

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Government EWRB extension notice

ClimateWise founding member Alectra Utilities

Receives Environmental Excellence Award

ClimateWise founding member Alectra Utilities was selected by The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) for its 2020 Environmental Excellence award. One of Alectra's signature accomplishments is reducing almost 1500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions since 2016 - representing a 15% decrease in emissions. Congrats!

Alectra Environmental Award

Compugen and Compugen Finance

York Region Mayors' Energy Challenge launched

A friendly competition between York Region municipalities

Officially launched by Newmarket Mayor John Taylor, the Mayors' Energy Challenge sets up a friendly competition between York Region municipalities to aid commercial building owners in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Mayors' Energy Challenge

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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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Regional Municipality of York (York Region)

York Region stretches north from Toronto to Lake Simcoe with a population of 1.2 million residents. The Region consists of urban city centres, suburban areas and protected agricultural and rural lands. York Region's economy is diverse including a thriving manufacturing, high-tech and agricultural sector. The organization set an emissions reduction target per capita of 6 per cent by 2021 and 44 per cent by 2041. York Region's Plan includes a wide range of Greenhouse Gas reduction projects guided by a Council-endorsed comprehensive Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan.

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