Tag Archives | Environment

Green Your Business: Recycling Tips

If your office doesn’t have a recycling program, work with your office manager and custodial staff to set one up. Paper, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles are easy to start with, and additional materials can be added as the staff gets used to recycling. Set up bins in convenient areas to collect each type of [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

What does sustainability mean to you in 2013?

The term sustainability seems to have grown a lot of legs in the last three or four years. It used to be environment this and climate change that, now it all seems to fall under the same umbrella of the term ‘sustainability’. This is not a bad thing (In fact, I think it is a [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The Clean Up – Who Is Responsible?

Hazardous air emissions, contaminated waste water and polluted soil are all issues that can pose a problem for many manufactures at any given point.  While each company follows government regulations to keep contaminates at bay, sometimes environmental accidents occur that are out of our control.  Within the last ten years, Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL) coverage [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

MTV, Personal Computers and the Future

August 1981 was a big month for new stuff; MTV launched on  the first day of the month, the first IBM PC was introduced to the market on the 12th day of the month, interest rates were hovering around 20%, the term sustainable development was six years away from being added to our  dictionary, and I was [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Going Back to School – Green

Yes, it is that time of year – making the annual pilgrimage to Staples / WalMart / Local Store to pick up the list of school supplies for our kids. My daughter, being the keener that she is, wanted to get there a bit early, so we made our treck last week. I couldn’t help [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Toronto Star Article: David Suzuki comments on Conservative plans to scrap wind/solar programs

David Suzuki isn’t often seen getting involved with partisan political discussion, but this time he had to offer a warning on Tory plans to scrap wind and solar initiatives in this Toronto Star Article. Check out what else he has to say on the topic of energy conservation and political policy concerning it, as he [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Game Changing Products

There are things companies can do to improve their environmental performance, such as increasing energy efficiency, reducing hazardous waste and lowering water consumption. Then there are companies that produce GAME CHANGING products, all of which I am a big fan of, and now a customer of two of them. 1)      Dyson hand dryers are fantastic [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

How a Pinkie Swear is Like ISO 14001

I had to pinkie swear with my nine year-old daughter last night that I would do something for her today. Yes, that little thing you do with your pinkies to let your child know that you will commit to getting it done. These things are important in the life of a nine year-old child! Pinkie [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Industrial Waste Speed Dating – March 22nd

How is that for a title? Here are the details: Tell us what your waste is – and we’ll find it someone to go home with! Participants will work together to identify new relationships for their waste, because landfills can be lonely places! The Industrial Waste Speed Dating session will help your company reduce costs and [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Understanding the Economic Opportunity from Rooftop Solar – Mar. 8th, 2011

Thanks to the Province of Ontario’s Green Energy Act, companies from across the province are being approached to realize new revenue opportunities from solar photovoltaic installations on their roofs and sites. The economic opportunity is great – but there are pitfalls to implementation. To help companies cut through the marketing materials and get to the [...]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Login