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Climate Smart Stories – February 2018

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!

New Award Opportunity: 2018 GLOBE Climate Leadership Award

Are you interested in sharing your story on reducing GHG emissions? The 2018 GLOBE Climate Leadership Award is showcasing achievements in climate action and the "Small/Medium Innovator" category is a great fit for Climate Smart businesses! Winners will be featured at the GLOBE Forum and through a nation-wide communications campaign. Submit your video and application by February 13, 2018 through the GLOBE website here.

Climate Smart is Now Coast to Coast!

2017 was a year of forging new partnerships to bring Climate Smart’s award-winning program and data beyond BC’s borders. Now businesses from coast to coast can join in on Climate Smart!

Highlights include:

  • New partnership with the City of Edmonton as part of their Change for Climate Initiative. Check out Edmonton’s video here and look for us at the inaugural IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in March.
  • A Canadian Chamber of Commerce initiative to engage its 450 chambers and 200,000 business members in Climate Smart, with BEEPs launching with the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Mississauga Board of Trade, and St. John’s Board of Trade. Learn more here.
  • A flagship report: 200 Million Tonnes of Opportunity: How Small and Medium Sized Businesses Can Drive Canada’s Clean Economy, underwritten by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. This report will be launched at GLOBE 2018 to share the stories of Climate Smart businesses and the wave of innovation and climate solutions coming from sectors that comprise 98% of Canada’s economy. 
  • Growing our network of BEEP users to over 14 communities, including Fort Collins, CO and in Ontario: Ottawa, Greater Sudbury, York and Hamilton. See
  • And renewed leadership and investment from our longstanding partners at Vancity, the Port of Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport and the Vancouver Economic Commission to support their business networks in climate action. Through their new Impact Dashboards here you can see at-a-glance reductions achieved and case studies on businesses.

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