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A Clean Growth Bonanza, Hidden In Plain Sight

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At Climate Smart, we’ve always known that you don’t have to be big to make a big difference. For the better part of a decade we’ve helped companies with fewer than 500 employees profitably reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve also equipped cities, ports, airports and financial institutions with tools to help them more effectively engage with their partners on carbon.
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Press Release – Canada Has “200 Million Tonne Opportunity” to Address Warming

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VANCOUVER — As governments turn over rocks in search of opportunities to cut carbon emissions, a new report concludes that a leading solution may be hidden in plain sight.

Canada’s 1.2+ million small- and medium-sized businesses have direct control over roughly 200 million tonnes of carbon pollution, the same amount produced each year by every car, truck, train, plane, and ship in the country, the report finds. With coaching and support, these businesses could significantly shrink Canada’s overall carbon footprint, its authors conclude.
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Climate Smart Stories – February 2018

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Climate Smart Story: Nature’s Path

Climate Smart certified since 2014, Nature’s Path Foods Inc. has reduced their GHG emissions by 917 tonnes (4%) while cutting annual costs by $344,000. The company has rolled out several initiatives including: 1) efficient use of intermodal shipping, 2) a “Green My Ride” program for employees, 3) process improvements, and 4) zero-waste certification. Underpinning these efforts are employee sustainability goals and individual key performance indicators to engage all team members at all facilities. Check out the full story here!
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    As a small business with limited time, having the Climate Smart system at our fingertips makes it much easier to integrate our [sustainability] efforts into our day-to-day business. Shelley Penner Director of Practice
    Penner & Associates
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    Calculating our carbon footprint forced us to look at ways of streamlining our operation and to monitor what effect these changes will have on our bottom line in the future. Sandra Oldfield Head of Operations, Winemaker
    Tinhorn Creek Winery
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    Last year, we invested in a new energy efficient kiln which saved us $1,500 in power and cut our carbon emissions by 17 percent. Steve Roscoe Owner, Woodland Flooring
    (Comox, BC)
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    Being able to tap into the Climate Smart network helped me bridge the gap between my company’s social consciousness and our social action. Dale Dubberley Owner, Thai Away
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    Climate Smart was an eye-opener for our new Fleet and Operations Manager. [...] This is a valuable course for co-ops and other positive change-minded organizations Tanya PazClient Relations and Development Director
    The Car Co-op and The Company Car
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    We are excited to embark on projects that will streamline our business operations and enhance our guest experience in the park. Kimberley Mulla Human Resources Manager
    Capilano Suspension Bridge
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    Net operating costs are down, our board of directors is supportive, as are our members, and we recently received a national social change award for this project. Scott Jackson Communications Director
    Co-operative Housing Federation of BC
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    The Climate Smart program was well worth the time commitment, even as a growing, understaffed startup. I know it will benefit us for years to come. Doug Burgoyne Co-founder
    Frogbox
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    The software was extremely straightforward to use when inputting carbon related data, allowing me to easily organize and communicate my results to coworkers and Climate Smart staff. Jesse Galicz Planning Assistant
    SFU Community Trust
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    The quality of the workshops and the delivery are excellent and the enthusiasm of the participating businesses is truly inspiring. Amanda Pitre-HayesDirector, Sustainability Group
    City of Vancouver