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Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Collaborate to Conserve: The Rise of Business-Municipality Water Initiatives

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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OpenMedia.ca: From Antarctica to Vietnam, global Internet users are creating a vision for our digital future

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

Cowichan Conversations: Brent Beach On The Shawnigan Basin Society 50K Per Year Grant

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

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: The Transformational Company: CBSR Summit

The 11th Annual Summit by Canadian Business for Social Responsibility brought together an international panel of leaders to address how corporate social responsibility practitioners can lead their companies onto a transformational path. Keynote speaker John Elkington showed how enterprises can set and achieve bold goals that touch their core business while addressing systemic societal risks . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: The Transformational Company: CBSR Summit

Cowichan Conversations: Have the CVRD Politicans Finally Woken Up?

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?

Cowichan Conversations: Hey CVRD! Draw Up a Bylaw to Protect the Shawnigan Watershed!

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!

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Employee Engagement Drives Sustainability Strategy

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

Song of the Watermelon: Oliver’s Twist: So Long Federal Environmental Oversight

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