Owners, Managers, Tenants — Taking Action on Climate Change

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ClimateWise Challenge Participants

ClimateWise Challenge Participants in the Spotlight at the Climate Action Awards!

A Celebration of Achievement in Challenging Times, featuring the amazing Shania Twain tribute act Shania Twin (Donna Huber), put the spotlight on York Region climate action leaders as ClimateWise Business Network announced the winners of the 2021 Climate Action Awards. Watch the video, join in the fun, and see who won...

2021 Climate Action Awards

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Hold the date - 2022 York Region Sustainability Awards

September 29, 2022 - 6:00 pm at the Armoury, Town of Aurora

Details about Registration coming soon

On September 29, 2022, the ClimateWise Business Network will be holding the 2022 York Region Sustainability Awards event. This year, the award ceremony, lined up with exciting activities, will be an in-person event in the heart of Aurora at the newly renovated, historic building - THE ARMOURY.

ClimateWise Building Challenge Gains Momentum

In our second year post-launch, the ClimateWise Building Challenge has doubled its municipal number of buildings to a total of 118. The additions include fire halls, libraries, administrative offices and recreation complexes. York Region municipalities are really taking significant leaps toward climate action. More

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Highlights from Webinar 4

A Webinar Series for Commercial Building Tenants

The fourth in the series was held on June 1, 2022

If you missed the webinar, click links to the PDF and webinar recording below

The fourth in the webinar series 'Better Understand your Energy Consumption and What is Driving your Energy Use' presented why submetering tenant spaces is a priority for both tenants and landlords. View Webinar 4 PDF. Stay updated on upcoming webinars.

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Highlights from Webinar 3

A Webinar Series for Commercial Building Tenants

The third in the series was held on May 4, 2022

If you missed the webinar, click links to the PDF and webinar recording below

The third in the webinar series 'Green Leases: How to Achieve Cost Savings and Sustainability Goals' presented how innovative Green Leases can create win-win agreements for building owners and business tenants. View Webinar 3 PDF. Register for Upcoming Webinars.

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Beyond the challenge...

  • Are you looking for more help beyond what the challenge provides?
  • Are you wanting to take a deeper dive into sustainability?
  • Are you ready to stand-up and show how your business is at the forefront of taking climate action?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then it's time to join the network of leading York Region business and organizations...

Leading the way in sustainability...

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  • One-on-one coaching and support
  • Premium resources and tools
  • Learning and networking workshops and webinars
  • Access a network of industry leaders and proven solutions

Climate Wise Business Network provides customized services and tools to help members, every step of the way, to realize the economic benefits of sustainability

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Then Federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau sits down with ClimateWise members to discuss policy

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ClimateWise Business Network is one of 6 Green Economy Hubs across Ontario representing over 300 participating businesses and organizations.

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Support local business taking climate action in York Region:

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