As the creation of the Water Program by the Carbon Disclosure Project shows, managements and investors increasingly recognize the importance of the water-energy nexus and water-related risks. Businesses across Canada are collaborating with municipalities on innovative water conservation projects. With free water audit and financial incentives for capital retrofits, municipalities are helping companies like Toyota . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Collaborate to Conserve: The Rise of Business-Municipality Water Initiatives
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Our small team at OpenMedia would like to take a moment to thank you – all of you – who have used the Internet to help create a roadmap forward for a fair digital future.
It was in October 2013 that we asked our community – Internet users who are invested . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: From Antarctica to Vietnam, global Internet users are creating a vision for our digital future
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
As we continue to look at the Shawnigan Basin Society’s attempted tax grab through the discredited Alternate Approval Process (AAP) this Brent Beach December column is being reproduced here.
It is well worth a read especially for those who may have missed it in the Shawnigan Focus.
To me there . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Brent Beach On The Shawnigan Basin Society 50K Per Year Grant
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger
I suspect that many of you are getting as tired of hearing about yet another CVRD screw up and outright failure to responsibly represent the taxpaying residents in the Cowichan Valley as I am blogging about it.
Should we just ignore their incompetence and failure to even understand their . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Have the CVRD Politicans Finally Woken Up?
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
OK so the Provincial Election returned the BC Liberals. They changed Environment Ministers slotting Mary Polak in as our new Environment chief.
Those concerned with the Shawnigan Watershed becoming home for 5 million tonnes of Victoria’s contaminated and toxic soils are probably wondering what the CVRD is doing. Aren’t we . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Hey CVRD! Draw Up a Bylaw to Protect the Shawnigan Watershed!
Have you considered how employee engagement can drive your sustainability strategy and how you can leverage sustainability initiatives to engage your employees and create a values-driven culture of collaboration and creativity? Let’s look into how Hewlett-Packard and Cadbury Schweppes do it, and how WWF can help.
While the majority of employees fall under the . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Employee Engagement Drives Sustainability Strategy
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver — yes, the one who labelled environmentalists foreign-backed radicals — announced a major overhaul today in how environmental assessments will be conducted in Canada. Not surprisingly, the government is limiting the ability of environmental groups to take part in public hearings, shortening the length of reviews, and generally . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Oliver’s Twist: So Long Federal Environmental Oversight