About Peter Corbyn

Peter began helping Canadian businesses and home owners save energy and reduce their carbon footprint in the early 1990's. His past activities included launching the first Employee Energy Awareness Program in Ontario, Canada in 1992 for his employer at the time, The Woodbridge Group. He was the Environment Director for the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association in Toronto from 1996 to 2000. During this period Peter was a member of National Industry Issue Table on Climate Change, developed an ISO 14001 implementation program for the sector and authored a guidebook to help industry implement an energy management system based on ISO 14001. Peter won the Canadian National Clean Air Day Award for Excellence in Efficiency Outreach in 2007. Peter is a co-founder of www.greennexxus.com, developers of sustainability focused web campaigns and Software-as-a-Service.
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CSR Reports and Social Media

The following three paragrahps are from: https://publisher.wizness.com/reports/the-smi-wizness-social-media-sustainability-index-2012/the-rise-of-the-social-media-sustainability-report/rise-of-the-social-med A great read: The humble Sustainability Report has come a long way in terms of online accessibility since we first started documenting it in 2010. Back then the majority of companies simply posted a PDF version somewhere deep, deep down in the bowels of their corporate web site. [...]

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Of Family Day and Sustainability

Happy Family Day and four day week A couple of days ago I threw this question at my wife: If we, as parents, are doing all we can raise kids with strong environmental and social morals (and hopefully all parents are doing the same thing) then how come the planet and societal issues keep getting [...]

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Some Environmental Management Systems Ideas for Your Office (Not War and Peace)

Environmental Management Systems like ISO 14001are great tools to help guide the development of a management system. However, as you may be starting out, the best approach may be to review the standard to get some ideas around which you can structure a system for possible adherence to ISO 14001 in the future. In one [...]

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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 [...]

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Save Money on Lighting

We cannot work without light; the real question is how we can work with the least expensive means of lighting our workspaces. There are basically three things that can be done to save on lighting costs: Turns lights off Use more efficient bulbs Change light locations There are things you can do to save on [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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