Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Canadians Prefer Businesses with Green Vehicles

Should your company cars and long distance fleets go green? 90% of Canadians believe businesses should reduce transportation related emissions and 82% feel having an environmentally friendly fleet is an important factor when choosing vendors. I look at the findings to see if turning your fleet green may make business sense. Commissioned by Bullfrog Power ...

Things Are Good: Sucking Diesel Fuel From Thin Air

We’ve polluted so much that there are now companies that think there is profit to be made by sucking CO2 from the air. How they make money is by reselling the CO2 to make carbonation for soft drinks, or strangely, to make diesel fuel. What a world! German company Sunfire produced its first batches of ...

The Scott Ross: The Politics of Conservatives is Big Business

Within two months Canada’s ruling Conservative Party rejected government intervention in one labour dispute and leapt at the chance to intervene in another. In January a manufacturing plant owned by Electro-Motive Diesel, a private company that had received millions in government tax breaks announced it was laying off 450 employees. On January 31st in question ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: DIY Citizenship – Not in Canada, My Dear

“If we do not define citizenship, others will do it for us.” Participant

Railroaded by Metrolinx: DIY Citizenship – Not in Canada, My Dear

“If we do not define citizenship, others will do it for us.” Participant at the Do It Yourself Citizenship Conference,University of Toronto, November 13, 2010 Citizenship is defined as “a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it.” Hilarious. I do need protection from my government, ...