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June 28, 2018 by Centre for Civic Governance
A small women-led Vancouver company is helping resource-challenged municipalities get the most bang for their climate-fighting buck.
Climate change was always supposed to be a distant threat, something that “other people” would one day have to deal with.
Dear Climate Smart friends,
I am writing to let you know that at the end of June, I will be stepping away from my day-to-day role as Vice President and Training Manager. It has been an incredible ten years helping Climate Smart grow from a pilot program at Ecotrust Canada, into a separate start-up, and now into a flourishing social enterprise with enormous potential. I am fortunate to have worked with and learned from all the inspiring people inside Climate Smart businesses and at our host partner organizations. And I am immensely proud of the impact we’ve achieved together, and of the concrete action taken to reduce GHG emissions.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 organizationsTanya PazClient Relations and Development Director
The Car Co-op and The Company Car
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
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
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
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
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